There is an enormous variety of wallpapers available in Singapore today. You can choose from a wide collection of colors, textures and patterns to suit your needs. However, a bit of background study before making a big decision such as this, always helps. We have listed a few different varieties of wallpapers and their level of functionality, for you to choose from.
The most widely used wallpaper, it is suitable for both home and office purposes. As the name suggests, it is made of paper and coated with a protective layer of acrylic vinyl. Such wallpapers are extremely durable and even washable. The protective vinyl coating makes these wallpapers water resistant and can be easily scrubbed with a wet sponge and soap. Due to their quality of resistance to stains they are a good option for your kitchen décor.
One of the oldest types, flocked wallpaper is designed to imitate the luxurious look and texture of velvet or suede. The designs are printed on a paper backing and the texture creates a 3-dimentional retro look. Since these wallpapers are not washable, it is advised to choose the room for their installation, wisely. Avoid putting it up in a kids room or the kitchen. Instead, you can install it in a living room or a dining room. Extra care needs to be taken in pasting and installing this type of wallpaper, since the glue if stuck on the front surface cannot be washed off.
A relatively cheaper variety, woodchip wallpaper is created by sandwiching small chips of wood between two layers of paper. The design of this wallpaper appears to have a coarse porridge-like texture .It is available in various grades ranging from fine wood chips to bigger coarse particles. It is of great use in hiding small defects in the wall or ceiling. Once installed, it needs to be coated with paint. Over a period of time, the wallpaper can even be given a facelift by repainting it.
Foil wallpapers can be created in three different backings namely fiberglass, paper and fabric. It is created by applying a thin metallic sheet of foil to a backing. The metallic finish is the characteristic of this wallpaper. These wallpapers come in several plain colors, such as gold silver and copper. You may also choose from a wide variety of patterns and textured finishes. If you wish to add a dramatic yet contemporary look to your home, then foil wallpapers are your best bet.
There are several varieties of wallpapers that differ in durability, water resistance, and type of maintenance required. A sound understanding of the various materials and their functionalities is pertinent to selecting the most suitable option for your home.