Considerations For Choosing Home Wall Coverings

There’s a lot more to consider when choosing wall coverings for your home besides color, style, and even cost. Each material has different maintenance specifications, reactions to the environment, and benefits for your home. Think about these things when choosing your materials so that you end up with the most practical and best looking wall coverings for whichever room (or rooms) you’re decorating.

Material Variety

If all you think about is wallpaper when you think about wall coverings than you’re severely limiting your options! The materials range to from paper; treated paper with all kinds of textures, to metal, ceramic and marble tiles, stone, even different types of fabric and wood. Each texture has different benefits and issues when it comes to installation and care.

*     Wallpaper can be very easy to install, whether you choose do it yourself or hire a professional. There are several varieties and treatments that can suit nearly any style or room size. The cons are that it can peel, curl, buckle, or discolor with age and removing it to replace it can be a tough process. The paper can rip pretty easily and most styles are porous so staining can be an issue.

*     Tile looks unique and may be arranged to create beautiful images. It comes in marble, stone, vinyl, and several other materials. As pleasing as it is to the eye, some tiles also chip without much force applied and materials like vinyl could buckle or come away from the wall in areas of high humidity. If you’re planning to hang things on the wall, tiles may not be the best idea because drilling holes could be very difficult.

*     Wood paneling could go very well with certain flooring, creating a distinguished look for an entire room instead of only the floor. Wood needs to be polished, though and scratches may cause ugly blemishes that are impossible to erase without replacement.

*     Metal is another unique choice and can be cut into many shapes and sizes as well as found in all kinds of textures, colors, and densities. It’s easy to clean and is not easily damaged. However, metal can cause an echo. It’s not good for walls that you don’t want sound to bounce off of.

*     Fabric, on the other hand has the opposite effect of metal. Some types may even resemble carpet and can soundproof a room completely. The texture, purpose, and visual are appealing but any porous material will be more difficult to clean.

Decisions, Decisions

After you take all of these things into consideration, remember the size and shape of the room because this will also affect how the material is installed, the aesthetics of the finished product, and the way its special properties work. Visit Wolf Gordon’s website today and find out about all the different materials that are available to you. Consult with a professional and get all the information you need to make the best of the wall covering that you choose!

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