What Is Vinyl Wallpaper?
Many types of wallpaper are available as a wall covering for your home, including fabric, embossed, foil, grass cloth and vinyl. Most wallpaper produced is vinyl, and this type of wall covering carries some advantages over other types.
Vinyl wallpaper is made with paper that is treated with vinyl, a chemical made from ethylene, which is derived from natural gas.
Because its ethylene coating makes it resistant to moisture, vinyl wallpaper is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Vinyl wallpaper is available in a variety of colors and patterns, including horizontal, vertical and irregular drop designs. Vinyl wallpaper is available in self-stick that requires peeling off the backing and pressing the paper against the wall, pre-pasted that simply require wetting with water and non-pasted, which needs a separate paste to adhere to your walls.
When compared with other types of wallpaper, vinyl is easy to clean and easier to remove or strip.
Textured wallpapers like fabric or foil are better than vinyl at hiding imperfections in your walls like cracks or patches.
Faith Davies has been writing professionally since 1996, contributing to various websites. She holds an LAH insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania and has experience as a bank branch manager and lending officer. Davies graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in art history.