Types and Features of Non-Woven Wallpaper

Types and Features of Non-Woven Wallpaper

The basis of non-woven wallpaper is a non-woven material made of cellulose and textile fibers (viscose, acrylic, etc.), as well as a binder. Interestingly, long cellulose fibers (over 20 mm) are used for the production of interlining, and short ones for paper. However, unlike paper wallpapers, non-woven wallpapers do not stretch when wet, and do not shrink when dry. In addition, their canvases are very tear-resistant and can even inhibit the formation of microcracks on the bases of walls and ceilings.

For the manufacture of wallpaper non-woven fabric of different density is used: from 60 to 150 g / m². Obviously: the higher the density of the material, the more durable it is. For living quarters of apartments, wallpaper with a density of 85–90 g / m² is suitable, and for kitchens and hallways it is better to choose denser products.

Wallpaper collection Port Isaac (Sanderson) resistant to light and friction
Wallpaper collection Port Isaac (Sanderson) resistant to light and friction

Hung non-woven wallpaper

It is much easier and faster to glue non-woven wallpapers and canvases on a non-woven backing than paper or paper backed. They fit perfectly on plastered and putty surfaces, walls made of concrete and drywall, paper. Moreover, the adhesive solution is applied directly to the base, after which a dry cloth cut to size is applied to it. It is not difficult to check if there is enough adhesive on the wall. After the master has covered a section of the wall with glue with a roller and rolled it out in an even layer, try drawing a pattern on it. If it works, then there is enough glue.

Non-woven wallpaper collection Vivid (Eijffinger)
Non-woven wallpaper collection Vivid (Eijffinger)

Keep in mind: a lack of it threatens the wallpaper peeling, and an excess can cause it to exit along the borders of the joint of the canvases, which is fraught with the appearance of stains in these places. It is not difficult to remove the glue immediately, while it is liquid, with a cloth or sponge, abundantly moistened with water. But craftsmen, accustomed to working with vinyl wallpaper, may leave it for later or simply not notice transparent stains.

From the surface of vinyl wallpaper, they can be easily washed off with soapy water, even the next day. Whereas the glue, frozen on the front side of the non-woven fabric, cannot be removed after a day. You need to act immediately and not be afraid to use a lot of water. It will dry without harming the wallpaper, and the glue solution will be completely washed off. 

Vinyl wallpaper on non-woven fabric Amelie (Rasch)
Vinyl wallpaper on non-woven fabric Amelie (Rasch)

Note that the mass of non-woven wallpaper is usually more than paper. Therefore, special adhesives are produced to work with them…. They are available in the assortment of all major adhesive manufacturers. By the way, if you choose two-layer non-woven wallpaper, then at the next repair the decorative layer can be easily removed, even without additional soaking.

The bottom layer left on the wall can form the basis for other wallpapers. Of course, if during operation it remains dry, clean and not deformed. But first, it should be primed. After the primer has dried, wallpaper canvases are glued over the non-woven fabric.

No shrinkage during installation and operation. Low resistance to mechanical stress.
Easy to stick. High price.
The ability to hide small flaws in the base.
Sufficient strength.
Water vapor permeability.
Resistant to moisture.
Environmental friendliness.
Easily move away from the walls in preparation for the next repair.

Non-woven in the nursery and bedroom

Non-woven wallpaper meets the highest environmental requirements. Therefore, those who are looking for safe and environmentally friendly finishing materials for the bedroom or for decorating a baby’s room should pay attention to this type of wallpaper. Their practicality will also be very useful in rooms where curious fidgets grow up.

As for the themes and variety of wallpaper decors, some time ago this was a concern of manufacturers. Today, each of us has an opportunity for self-expression. Graphics, drawings, photographs can be easily transferred to non-woven wallpaper. Of course, wall murals should not occupy the entire surface of the walls, like ordinary wallpapers with bright decor.

They visually reduce, narrow the space and can be tiring. It is better to paste over one accent wall with colorful canvases, and the interior will become more attractive and comfortable. For other vertical planes, companion wallpapers are selected, and not necessarily monochromatic, for example textured canvases, striped, with a geometric pattern, but preferably in pastel shades.

The paint layer, fixed on a non-woven base, is made of a variety of materials. The most popular wallpapers with decor from foam and flat vinyl. Connoisseurs of elegant interiors in a classic style should pay attention to textile wallpapers with a top layer of real fabrics or made using the thread-to-thread technique. Manufacturers of wallpaper with exotic decor made of glass and mother-of-pearl mica, mineral chips, natural wallpaper made of cork, plant fibers also cannot do without a durable and dense non-woven base.

Colorful photowall or wallpaper with an individual print can emphasize the style, change the mood of the interior. The image for printing is selected from the catalog or using their own drawings and photographs. When placing an order, indicate the size and material. The basis of the photopanel can be any roll material: paper, vinyl, fiberglass, fabric, non-woven material. The latter option is the most environmentally friendly and democratic in price and can be seamless. By the way, bright, clear, resistant to various influences, latex printing is harmless, which is confirmed by the European GREENGUARD certificate.

Types of non-woven wallpaper

Non-woven wallpaper can be divided into several types. The most popular are non-woven wallpaper for painting, the embossed surface of which can be repainted in different colors several times.

Another type is non-woven, consisting of two layers of material. Their peculiarity is that at the next repair it is enough to remove the upper decorative layer, and use the lower one as a basis for new wallpaper.

And finally, wallpaper on a non-woven backing is coated, usually vinyl. They are the strongest and most durable, so they are ideal for hallways, living rooms and kitchens, of course, outside the work areas.


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