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Wallpaper and Types of Wallpaper Used in Interiors

In this article, various types of wallpaper according to Material, type of installation, style, lifestage, pattern and pattern type, theme, use,etc are listed.

Wallpaper

Usually sold in rolls and applied on wall with wallpaper adhesive.

Available in a variety of colors, textures, themes, designs etc.

Available in continuous pattern, border pattern, panels.

Types of WallPaper

According to Material

VINYL COATED PAPER with roller printed images

HIGH-QUALITY PAPER with screen-printed images.

According to Type of Installation

NON-PASTED – without adhesive, glue has to be applied separately while installing.

PRE PASTED – adhesive has been applied to the back of the wallpaper already.

PEEL AND STICK – self-adhesive wallpaper just peel and stick.

How to Install Peel and Stick Wallpaper?

1.Prepare and Measure

Prepare the surface of the wall for clean and dry and remove any switch plates or covers/wall fixtures attached to it.

Prepare the surface of the wall for clean and dry and remove any switch plates or covers/wall fixtures attached to it.

Use a level and pencil to lightly mark a plumb line.

2.Cut wallpaper

Cut strips of wallpaper as per the height of the wall 2-3 inches more

Care should be taken to align any design or pattern from strip to strip while cutting.

3.Peel and Lay Position

Peel a part of backing and hold to position the wallpaper from top of the wall and align vertically as per the marks.

Reposition if not aligned properly.

4.Stick wallpaper firmly

Peel away the backing and press the wallpaper evenly till you reach bottom.

Use a squeegee to smooth the surface.

Cut parts of wallpaper if any vents or outlets are present.

Trim off excess material at ceiling and at base.

5.Repeat Next Wallpaper

Repeat the next wallpaper to the right edge of previous wallpaper aligning the design or pattern continuously until it reaches the right end of the wall

How to Install Prepasted Wallpaper

1.PREPARE AND MEASURE

Prepare the surface of the wall for clean and dry and remove any switch plates or covers/wall fixtures attached to it.

Measure the length and width of the wall and mark the lines vertically as per the available width of the wallpaper.

2.CUT WALLPAPER

Cut strips of wallpaper as per the height of the wall 2-3 inches more

Care should be taken to align any design or pattern from strip to strip while cutting.

3.ACTIVATE THE GLUE

Prepasted wallpaper has thin glue as a backing layer

The glue becomes active and sticky when wet. Apply water with spray or as per manufactures direction to become wet

Wait for 5mins for the glue to be activated

4.LAY TO POSITION

Hold to position the wallpaper from top of the wall and align vertically as per the marks.

Reposition if not aligned properly.

5.STICK WALLPAPER FIRMLY

Use a squeegee to smooth the surface

Cut parts of wallpaper if any vents or outlets are present

Trim off excess material at ceiling and at base

6.use a sponge to wipe any excess glue

According to Style

There are various types of wallpaper depending on Interior Design Styles. The commonly used are

  • Art Deco
  • Bohemian
  • Classic
  • Coastal
  • Cottage
  • Farmhouse
  • Glam
  • Industrial
  • Modern
  • Rustic

According to Lifestage

Types of wallpaper as per different lifestages are

  • Adult
  • Kid

According to Pattern

  • Continous Pattern
  • Border Pattern
  • Panels

Types of Wall Paper According to Pattern Type

  • Abstract
  • Animal Print
  • Brick
  • Botanical
  • Chevron and Herringbone
  • Damask
  • Floral
  • Geometric
  • Stripes and Plaids
  • Solid colour
  • Toile
  • Wood

According to Theme

  • Adventure and Fantasy
  • Beach
  • Buildings and Construction
  • Birds and Animals
  • Cityscapes
  • Farm and Country
  • Food and Beverage
  • Landscapes
  • Sports
  • Transportation
  • Words and Quotes

According to Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial

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