What is better to choose wallpaper on paper or non-woven backing?
Let's understand once and for all how these types of coatings differ and which one is right for you.
An obvious factor is that wallpaper with a paper base is more affordable than non-woven backing. It is more widespread. This type of wallpaper is more profitable for the manufacturer to make paper-based wallpaper, with the subsequent addition to the vinyl, fabric, and other materials.
It should be borne in mind that all the advantages of paper backing coatings (waterproofing, firmness, and long-term) are the merit of the top coating of wallpaper, design of various durable fabrics. Thus, there is a big difference between wallpaper based on paper and vinyl wallpaper that is based on paper too.
Due to humidity and unstable temperature conditions, paper-based wallpaper can't be glued in such rooms as kitchens and bathrooms. After all, then, they can be deformed and lose their attractive appearance. But seemingly similar vinyl wallpaper on a paper base is ideal for such rooms. The process of paperhanging paper covering is quite hard. After all, it is necessary to apply glue to the wallpaper and wait until it is absorbed. It is very difficult to connect wet layers of wallpaper, especially when you stand on a high stepladder. Another stumbling block is the elimination of the bubbles that appear, which usually appear during gluing. You must be a real master to do the perfect paperhanging of this covering. It does not apply at all to wallpaper on a non-woven basis. It is much easier to deal with them, even the one who does it for the first time can glue them.
What is the specific meaning of a non-woven backing?
Non-woven fabric, which consists of textile fibers that are bonded into one piece or cellulose, is a non-woven base. Such material is often covered with textiles, vinyl, or other materials. Although there is an opinion about the harmfulness of non-woven wallpaper, they are completely safe for health. The main advantage of this wallpaper is that it can be easily hung on the wall. One has only to spread glue on the wall and then apply dry wallpaper to it. Non-woven wallpaper does not lose its shape, does not fade, and does not lose its attractiveness over time. They can smooth out small wall imperfections, including cracks. This wallpaper is very easy to remove from the wall if you want to redesign your home. The only noticeable disadvantage for non-woven wallpapers is the high price.