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Design of synthetic wallpaper designs is extremely versatile. Imitation materials for stone, wood, tile, leather create a realistic atmosphere, introduce structure into the room. This unusual wall decor provides many advantages, can be used in different environments.
PVC is suitable for rooms with a high level of humidity, for example, for a kitchen and a bathroom. But it is also suitable for intensive use, in places such as corridors, stairs, or children's rooms. It can even be used in dry basements. In commercial, business or public places, bright vinyl replaced fiberglass, which was ubiquitous before.
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The design of the 70s was rich in plastic and synthetic materials, like no other decade in history. Today, the original vinyl wallpaper of the 70s - with bright colors and vintage patterns - are in demand by many collectors.
People soon discovered the practical aspects of artificial treatments on the walls and used them enthusiastically in their homes. They opened hitherto unknown possibilities: the bathroom, kitchen, corridors now turned into luxurious designer rooms, with the help of a washable and durable synthetic material.
Print under the brick wallVinyl wallpaper in the form of tiles or interesting stone, imitation wood varieties became very popular in the 80s, they provided even more opportunities for design. The plastic coatings were easy to handle and washed well, making them an obvious solution for areas prone to moisture or dirt.
Decades have passed, but the washable wallpaper remained. Continuous development of new designs and ideas on patterns still increase the popularity of this timeless classic. Among their characteristics are also wear and scratch resistance.. Decorating walls with this material will continue to be popular in places that are prone to damp and dirt.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Glass fabric wallpaper is an environmentally friendly product. They are woven using glass yarns of varying thickness and density, and then impregnated to keep the shape. The final pattern can imitate different types of knitwear.
In the interior of the kitchen
Such walls, in addition to environmental friendliness, also have a number of other useful characteristics:
- do not burn, do not support fire;
- strong, shockproof;
- the possibility of repainting.
The main advantage of fiberglass is its safety, which distinguishes it from PVC, which gives off poisonous gas during combustion. Glass does not contain flammable substances. It also maintains a good indoor microclimate, as it can "breathe", it contains clay, sand, quartz and other natural ingredients.
Geometric patternFiberglass wall decoration will be a useful solution for pet lovers. The material is resistant to sharp claws, teeth and the lifestyle of pets.
The main disadvantage of such wallpaper is their relatively low moisture resistance - they can be washed, but they are not suitable for wet rooms.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Two kinds of vinyl wallpaper
Polyvinyl chloride wallpaper (the same slang "vinyl") are solid and vinyl coated. The latter is often called acrylic. The first ones are made entirely of PVC, and coated are made from recycled paper or a combination of cellulose and textile fibers. And PVC is applied only as an additional protective coating.Visually and structurally, both options provide almost unlimited design options. Deciding which one to choose depends entirely on practical preferences.
Drawing in the form of kitchen utensilsWith the paper option, glue is applied to each roll, and then left to absorb. With non-woven wallpaper, glue is applied directly to the wall, no soaking time is required. The roll can be applied to the wall as soon as it is cut to the desired length. In addition, PVC can be very easily removed, since they are removed from the wall as a whole, leaving no traces, without the need for pre-impregnation.
Paper are available with the following characteristics:
- "Remove after soaking."
- "Remove dry."
Nonwovens have additional functional features: they retain their shape, regulate moisture, correct minor irregularities. PVC coated paper is less moisture resistant, but the hermetic vinyl surface in any case does not let any moisture through.
Do not let any moisture through
Regardless of the base material, vinyl is inherently water repellent. The synthetic surface for decoration is available in many versions, for example, smooth, structural or embossed.return to menu ↑ return to menu ↑
Polyvinyl chloride and other synthetic materials
The surface material of vinyl wallpaper is polyvinyl chloride, PVC. Often, several similar terms are used interchangeably:
However, there are some technical differences.
This print always looks stylish.
Synthetic materials can be divided into three main groups:
- duroplastic (or ractoplast);
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For bathroom and toilet
Until recently, many bathrooms were tiled from floor to ceiling. It was considered a beautiful and practically justified decision. Tiled walls are really easy to clean. Any moisture remained on top of the tile and did not cause mold on the walls.
The wallpapers then were not of the same quality as today, which basically made them unsuitable for wet rooms. But today, the trend is moving away from cold tiles to brighter, more stylish solutions.. With patterned motifs, you can create a more expressive atmosphere - from the ocean to the spa of ancient Egypt.
In fact, you can create any mood by choosing the right pattern or pattern. We illustrate this idea in the following example.
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Due to the sea and water, the blue color gets deep shades, often with an admixture:
It does not have to be a well-defined pattern. An abstract motif or embossed texture in violent blue and green tones is also suitable for an ocean-style bathroom. On the market today you can find, for example, turquoise wallpaper under the skin with realistic embossing, reminiscent of fish scales; Baroque and retro patterns in nautical colors.
We combine colors correctly
Motion wallpapers depicting lines, waves or bubbles of water create gentle or strong dynamic effects.return to menu ↑
Application in the toilet or bathroom means that there will be high levels of condensation. As a result, the wallpaper used must have certain characteristics in terms of adhesion, water resistance and detergency.
Both types of PVC coated wallpapers prevent the penetration of moisture and are suitable for bathrooms. However, non-woven bathroom walls are often the preferred choice because of their ability to retain their shape and water resistance.The degree of washing at the same time in different wallpaper is also different: it is average, high resistance to washing, scratching. They can have smooth or structural surfaces, a huge number of patterns and motifs. Many well-known designers appreciate this high-quality and water-repellent surface material when creating new favorite trends for bathrooms.
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Alternatives to vinyl
When choosing a different surface material, you need to consider that all wallpapers used in bathrooms should be treated with a sealant to protect against moisture and condensation. This can be achieved by applying a special latex paint.
The application of paint should be done with jewelery accuracy so as not to miss a single part of the wall. Even the smallest unprocessed spot can have some effect on the appearance of the walls.. In this case, delicate surface materials are not suitable for the process of sealing with latex paint.
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The use of wallpaper in the bathrooms
Patterned wallpaper can be used for one or all the walls of the bathroom. In all areas that are in direct contact with water or exposed to moisture / condensation (shower, sink, toilet, etc.), protection must be established, since even water-repellent wallpaper does not withstand this effect. The modern tiles for splash protection are limited in their respective areas and do not take up much space.. Consequently, there is a lot of free space for applying wall designs.Old, irrelevant tiles can also be hidden behind water-repellent wallpaper. Here, in order for the result to match the expectation, some preparation will be required. For example, the wall surface can be smoothed with tile adhesive. As an alternative, drywall can be attached to the wall to prepare it for wallpaper. For vinyl in the baths, a mixture of special wallpaper paste and dispersion glue is used to increase the strength of the adhesive.
Cuisine - delicious wallpaper recipe
Modern kitchens have long lost their reputation as a purely functional area, so they are often decorated with wallpapers that can emphasize the individual taste of their owners. But here, too, must take into account several basic characteristics and design rules.return to menu ↑
Colors are tools for creating a certain mood, atmosphere in a room. As a rule, kitchens require brighter and more stimulating colors. Darker shades should only be used sparingly. Nevertheless, the decoration of the wall with a black headset as the main one can provide excellent visual contrast with the white walls. The effect will be modern and stylish.
Colors are the tools to create a certain mood.The colors of the kitchen walls can have a subconscious effect on our energy, creativity, appetite. Yellow, red, orange will be the most successful kitchen colors. The more intense and brighter the shade, the stronger its effect. Violet is a creative, “magic” color - great for novice culinary masters and adventurers in the field of food.
Wallpaper for the kitchen with cool light shades of blue, gray or silver metallic color create a sophisticated effect of the living room, especially in combination with modern kitchen furniture and equipment. The green decor of the kitchen walls gives freshness to the room.
Green is known to have a balancing, calming effect that relieves stress. The various light or dark shades of brown remind us of coffee, chocolate or nuts - which are used in the kitchen and stimulate our senses. Brown kitchen walls are also suitable for a variety of classic and contemporary interior styles.
The bar is always in trendWhen combining colors, one must first of all take into account harmony and balance. As a neutral tone, white is an excellent partner for other colors. The motif with the image of fruit, greens refers to the topic of cooking. Often used collections of kitchen utensils, such as spoons or plates, on the kitchen decor.
Just make sure that the patterns and colors improve the location, atmosphere of the room. They have a significant impact on the visual impression of the height, size, brightness, mood of the room.return to menu ↑
What else to pay attention to?
Small kitchens benefit most from:
- light wallpaper with small or delicate patterns / motifs;
- with glitter or metallic effects;
- 3D patterns that increase space;
- with thin horizontal stripes, small classical patterns, with small peas.
Green in the bathroom
Larger or brighter patterns should be limited to only one wall or part of a wall.
For low ceilings, structural patterns such as horizontal stripes or diagonal patterns are preferred. Apply wallpaper to the ceiling to achieve the effect that the pattern continues indefinitely. Gentle or thin lines are suitable for small rooms with low ceilings.
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Wall tiles for the kitchen
Modern kitchens often have tiles only on the floor, since even an apron on the wall is often replaced with modern materials that are easy to maintain, which have the added advantage of being simple to install. Nevertheless, the walls, imitating tile, remain a popular choice for the kitchen, which is confirmed by striking examples from designers. This latest trend is reflected in the Spanish-style Maiolica tile patterns, inspired by world-renowned master architect Antoni Gaudi.
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Practical features and surface materialsBecause kitchens or kitchen areas are constantly exposed to steam and condensation, kitchen walls must meet certain requirements, such as moisture resistance and durability.
Of course, they have to wash well, since getting food on them while cooking is inevitable. In addition, you need to consider whether the wallpaper for the kitchen will be near the source of fire, for example, near the stove or table. There are many spills and stains in the kitchen, many of which can be quite complex.
Wallpaper under the tile
Depending on the type of potential stains and cleaning requirements, washable kitchen wallpapers are divided into the following categories:
- water resistance;
- high water resistance;
- scratch resistance;
- high scratch resistance.
For kitchen walls that need to be cleaned, both types of vinyl are most suitable. Some surface materials are not recommended for use in the kitchen, as they are exposed to moisture / steam - in addition to natural and textile fiberglass is also on this list.. In terms of sophistication and ease of care, a stunning solution for kitchens will be leather imitation vinyl.
As each kitchen contains a stove and oven, this is the room with the highest risk for the home.. As a result, the preference in the kitchen should have a fire-resistant wallpaper and the choice of fiberglass is justified here, the main thing is that it should not be near condensate.Wallpaper for the kitchen should also provide qualities such as strength and a stronger grain, so that minor damage does not have a big impact on the overall appearance.
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Hallway - how to create an entrance area
Did you have any unpleasant or even frightening experience of passing through a dark narrow corridor when visiting friends, acquaintances or relatives? If so, then you probably remember the oppressive feeling of claustrophobia and the desire to reach the other end as quickly as possible. Forget about this narrow, dark, frightening corridor.
Beautiful 3D wallpaper
The entrance hall is like a business card of your house, and it is the first one that is perceived by visitors at the moment when you open the door. The one who comes to visit you will see the design of your corridor first. And guests will instinctively base their expectations on the rest of the house — or even on the identity of its inhabitants — on this first impression.Thus, you need to create a series of positive emotions and not give visitors an association with a dark, untidy, neglected or boring corridor. It completely depends on how you design and what impression you create for yourself, your family and guests.
There are wallpapers that visually improve and emphasize the layout, or even correct it, which are pleasing to the eye and cause positive associations.
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The specific characteristics of the wallpaper for the hallway
A corridor is a high traffic area, a walk-through room. This means that usually the decor here has to be changed quite often. As a result, you might think that the wallpaper in these areas should not have any specific characteristics. However, the opposite is true. For example, the area at the door will be exposed to more dirt than any other part of the house. Children put their hands to the walls, taking off their shoes. And when repairing any other room, workers will have to walk along corridors and stairs, carrying dust and other pollutants.
Therefore, for the walls in the hallway the following characteristics and features are useful:
- washable surface (vinyl);
- higher grammar.
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Color, type, order, size of the pattern, as well as structure, effects can have a balancing and corrective effect in unfavorable layout. Add light and space to a narrow, dark corridor, add large three-dimensional patterns to a large and spacious one. Here are the recommendations for various corrective measures for different rooms using vinyl:
- Short, narrow entrance hall without daylight. Stretch, expand, lighten up with the background color. The colors of the base and pattern should not be too contrasted, but belong to the same family of colors. Small patterns are more suitable than large or three-dimensional. Metallic, foil or fiberglass play with light - thus adding light to the area.
- If you want to add a very natural, warm touch to the hall or corridor, you can use bamboo or cork wallpaper. The ceiling should always be of the same color and lighter tone than the main color of the pattern.
Blue combined with brown
- A long, narrow corridor with little or no daylight. Again, light walls with matte / glossy or metallic effects are best. Silky surface, intertwined patterns or artfully folded photo-motifs, typographic patterns distract from the length. Clear geometric patterns on a light background and contrasting color pattern visually shorten the room. A wall with an accent will also come here. This is usually a wall that attracts a direct look when entering a house. Choose wallpapers that look good with doors (for example, with an intermittent pattern) and a pattern that is balanced in proportion to the size of the wall surface. The ceiling should be only one color, it should fit the walls, but be a little lighter.
- Large entrance hall. The large lobby provides plenty of space for massive patterns and interesting motifs that need attention. The bravest can mix two types of wallpaper with a different pattern. Multi-colored or bright, contrasting or dark colors with lighter details are also great for large hallways.
Spring mood in the bathroom
- High ceilings in the hallway. They can make walls look intrusive, "endless." A good solution would be to create separate areas For example, an area near the floor can have monochrome wallpaper with a structure, while the rest of the wall can be decorated with beautiful patterns.
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Surface structure: smooth and structural
Vinyl surfaces can be smooth or have varying degrees of structure and tactile relief. Consequently, there are various ways to cover PVC. The carrier layer can be laminated (covered with a thin plastic film), pressed back or embossed. Another method is to apply a preprinted PVC layer and subsequent hot stamping. Also known as vinyl so-called foam wallpaper.This is when the carrier material is processed by PVC foam to create a multidimensional structure of the pattern.In addition to vinyl foam wallpaper, embossed vinyl wallpaper also provides tangible relief. Both versions of vinyl embossed wallpaper are generally referred to as structural.
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On vinyl wallpapers are popular:
- baroque patterns;
- striped or gradient;
- imitation wood or stone;
- tile design;
- leather look;
- beautiful landscapes and landscape motifs;
- comic heroes;
- cult figures;
- abstract, authentic or figurative images.
Modern KitchenThis versatility makes vinyl flexible and suitable for a variety of themes and styles of interior, allowing even the most outlandish design concepts to be realized. Glossy and matte effects create a sense of spatial depth and plasticity. Return to menu ↑ Return to menu
Vinyl wallpaper cleaning
Most deserves the name of a washable grade of vinyl or synthetic wallpaper. This is one of the main reasons for their popularity.Processing PVC wallpaper is classified as follows:
- Water resistant: dirt and water soluble stains and smudges can be removed with a damp cloth and a small soap solution. Oil and grease stains do not wash off. Never use degreasing agents on this vinyl decor.
- High resistance to water: even large or greasy stains can be removed. However, degreasing agents should still not be used.
- Scratch-resistant: for vinyl wallpaper in this category, you can use a sponge or a soft brush and mild cleaning products to clean it.
- High scratch resistance: similar to the previous look, but with a stronger surface that is easier to clean.
Interesting pattern with bright birdsBoardFoam wallpaper should be cleaned only with a sponge or a damp cloth, any brushes can damage