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The use of wallpaper has been centuries old. In the past, it was used to hide ugly walls. There were not a lot of choices and if you wanted something special, it was terribly expensive because it had to be painted by hand. Nowadays we use wallpaper to create the most beautiful styles in our houses.
With over 2,200 different products to choose from, you are guaranteed to find a perfect wallcovering that you will simply adore. Combined with a wide range of borders featuring all kinds of ornaments or motifs, this iconic home design item allows you to create your own individual creation.
There is much more choice in design and in different price categories. They also started using some new materials, new ways of producing have been invented and some materials are being used less. In order to find the right wallpaper for you, you must not only choose a design but now the material of the wallpaper is also important.
There are many different brands of wallpaper. Each has its own beautiful designs and varied themes. Even high-end brands like Versace, Esprit, and Oilily have their own collections of wallpapers. Some companies got their fame from producing wallpapers like A.S. Création and Rasch. They keep up with time and innovate regularly when it comes to designs and materials used.
Manufacturers like Erismann and A.S Creation are the leaders in the market. These companies have been around for a while and are indispensable to the current wallpaper industry. The use of wallpaper has increased in recent years. Some brands, that are known in other markets and had a home collection, started designing wallpaper as well. They stay close to their own style and design stunning wallpapers. Here is a list of some well-known brands we offer at BRICOFLOR.
A.S. Création is the youngest company that produces wallpapers in Germany. AS Creation was established in 1974 and has since then become known worldwide. They produce high-quality wallpaper and have many different collections; they have a design for everyone. They produce more than 2000 different types of wallpaper each year. AS Creation makes wallpaper in different price categories, which makes it accessible to everyone. They often produce entire collections with wallpapers for children. Not only for babies but also for (pre) teens and adolescents. The environment is very important for A.S Création. All of their products are produced in an environmentally friendly way, as well as the materials (paint and paper) used are not harmful to the environment.
Versace is a well-known Italian brand that makes clothes, sunglasses, and perfume. The brand, which was founded in 1978, had a home collection for some years, including tableware, bedding, and home accessories. Now we can add wallpaper to that list. All their products radiate Italian luxury and atmosphere. So far, they have designed two collections of wallpaper with beautiful patterns.
Versace uses many gold, cream, and black tones to enhance the Italian atmosphere and make it clear that you buy Versace wallpaper and use it to decorate your home. As you can expect from a well-known brand, they have very high-quality wallpaper. Spoiler: Baroque wallpaper is widely used and they will surprise you with their timeless designs.
Esprit is an American brand from San Francisco, founded in 1968, and is well known for its clothing and accessories. Since Esprit started a home products collection, they have created twelve different lines of wallpaper, including four children's wallpaper collections. The colours they use in the collections are cheerful and suitable for any interior.
The collections designed specifically for children are colourful and filled with happy characters and animals. The designs are modern, natural and unique. They use many pastel colours and special patterns. Making environmentally friendly products is very important for Esprit. One of the collections is therefore fully devoted to the subject ECO.
In the early days, people used satin and paper to paper their walls. Mainly the rich people used satin because it gave their homes a luxurious appearance. Later, the rich also used paper because they started to paint it by hand. Nowadays, there is much more possible. The most used materials are non-woven wallpaper, vinyl, paper, and satin.
However, what are the differences and what is the best fit for you?
All the materials have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it is all about what you need and where you want to place it. In addition, the characteristics of the wallpapers vary. Some materials have a good lightfastness and will not soon change colour in the sun. If you are concerned about stains, there is washable wallpaper. If you often want to change your interior, you can buy wallpaper, which is easy to remove.
During papering your wall there are also many advantages or disadvantages depending on the materials. We always recommend reading the packaging of the wallpaper and following the manufacturer's instructions. If you cannot figure out what the best fit for you is, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As mentioned earlier, satin is the oldest method to decorate your wall. In the past, it was the most expensive kind of wallpaper and was truly seen as a luxury product. Those features are certainly not lost. It is still loved for its beautiful and luxurious appearance. Satin is made with multiple layers. That is why it is very easy to clean. You can remove the stains from the wall with a soap solution and a soft brush. In addition, satin wallpaper has good lightfastness. The colours on the wallpaper will not fade quickly when it is placed in a room with many windows. While removing the wallpaper, the bottom layer remains on your wall.
Vinyl is made of an underlayer of paper with a top layer of synthetic material. The use of vinyl wallpaper is therefore ideal for bathrooms and kitchens because it can often withstand moist rooms. It is also washable because it is water resistant. It is very easy to keep clean with a sponge, cloth or brush. This is the perfect solution for your kitchen, rooms where children playroom or dining room.
Vinyl wallpaper also has the ability to be embossed, because it is made with multiple layers. Unfortunately, this material is often more expensive than other materials. However, it will be worth it because it is made from high-quality materials and it will last for a longer time. Often the top layer is easy to remove but the lower layer needs to be removed with the help of tools.
Paper wallpaper is the most used material. This is mainly because it is the cheapest type of wallpaper. It is completely made of paper and is therefore easy to remove with hot water or steam. Unfortunately, it cannot be installed in any room because it cannot withstand water. It is available in many different types of structures, patterns, and colours. This is because some wallpapers are made of two different layers.
Non-woven wallpaper consists of two layers. The lower layer is fleece and the top layer is made of paper or vinyl. Non-woven wallpaper has become very popular in recent years. That is mainly because there are more advantages than disadvantages. We can name two disadvantages of non-woven wallpaper. Unfortunately, it is often more expensive than paper materials. Another disadvantage is that you often see dark stains on the wall through lighter-coloured wallpapers. If this is the case, you should first paint the wall.
The advantages of non-woven wallpaper will outweigh the disadvantages. Firstly, non-woven wallpaper is easy to install. You no longer have to put glue on the back of the wallpaper. Instead, you can put it on the wall and then place the wallpaper, and adjust it when necessary. Non-woven wallpaper does change shape or size when wet, so you do not have to wait for the glue to soak. One of the many reasons is that it is faster. In addition, the wallpaper will not tear during the wallpaper because it is a very solid material, even when wet.
Secondly, wallpaper has a good lightfastness. This means that the colours on your favourite wallpaper will remain as beautiful as in the beginning. Especially in a room with many windows, it is nice if the colours do not fade.
Thirdly, non-woven wallpaper is easy to keep clean. You can clean it with a damp cloth, sponge or even with a soft brush. If it is well water resistant, you can even clean it with a soap solution. This is ideal for rooms where walls have a higher chance of getting a stain. Such as a kitchen, dining room or children's room. The icons used on the packaging and on our site mention all these characteristics.
Lastly, this material is also very good for the wall underneath. It is breathable material. This will prevent mildew and will not damage the wall. The last advantage, certainly not the least, of non-woven wallpaper, is that it is easily removable. If you want to change the interior and want a different colour, you can easily remove the wallpaper. You can peel it off the wall. There are no tools and no chemicals required. The pieces of wallpaper will be removed completely without leaving pieces on your wall. This process will not damage the wall.
As mentioned earlier, non-woven wallpaper has become very popular in the past few years. Especially because it is so easy to place. However, what is the trends when we think about designs? Very popular lately is wood effect wallpaper. It should look like real wood and this will give a rustic feel to your home. There are many different colours available, so there is a design for everyone.
To continue with this trend of raw material, stone wallpaper is also very popular. Whether it is concrete or brick wallpaper. Moreover, marble wallpaper is the newest trend. Not a lot of brands offer this yet, but the few that do have great styles available. These minimalistic designs are very popular, also known as Scandinavian design. Classic designs with flowers and baroque style have never been out of style. It is timeless and has a very nice decoration. Many brands offer kids wallpaper nowadays, this is a nice alternative for painting the room every few years.
At BRICOFLOR UK, we offer many types of wallpaper. To make it easier for you to choose we have a sample service, so you can see if your favourite wallpaper fits your current interior. Do you know exactly what kind of wallpaper you want, but not how much? So look at our online shop and find your favourite wallpaper online!