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Best wallpaper for house | how to choose wallpaper for wall

Wallpapers are a fun way to transform and upgrade home interiors without tearing down the structure. From patterned to plain and metallic to textured, buyers are spoilt for choice. Therefore, here are some tips to choose the right wallpaper for your home.

Wallpaper Material

Paper-backed vinyl wallpapers and solid vinyl wallpapers are suitable for high-traffic areas, as they are resistant to moisture and are easy to clean.

Fabric wallpapers are perfect for luxurious bedrooms and living rooms.

For a natural look, go for bamboo or grass cloth wallpapers.

Paper-based and non-woven wallpapers are the most affordable options available in the market.

Vinyl wallpapers

They are the most widely used wallpapers available in the market that have a vinyl coating on it. It is of two types, one is vinyl-coated wallpapers that can be sponged off with soapy water, while the other type is the solid vinyl wallpaper, which is completely waterproof and ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

  • It offers you a wide range of colors and textures.
  • vinyl wall covering has excellent abrasion resistance, giving the product high durability
  • Compliant with the most stringent fire regulations
  • It is very easy to clean and maintain, even bleach washable
  • Surface with high friction resistance, making it an ideal product for high-traffic environments

Vinyl is a synthetic man-made plastic material that is widely used in construction due to its durability and effectiveness. It’s also been used in manufacturing wallcoverings for over a century now.

Vinyl wallpaper consists of a base and a vinyl film that is layered on top. This process is done to create a durable wallpaper that is thick, washable and long-lasting.

However, when you’re talking about “vinyl wallpaper,” you need to know the specifics because there are actually three types of vinyl wallpaper to choose from. They’re similar but each kind has a different threshold of wear and tear it can withstand.

Knowing this is helpful in determining what type of vinyl backing you need in a particular room when you’re in the planning stage. This is ordered from weakest to strongest.

Vinyl coated wallpaper has a paper base that is treated with a chemical form of vinyl, such as acrylic vinyl. The coating adds an extra layer of protection from humidity and moisture. This options is the weakest of the three but can still be used in most rooms of the house, even the bathroom as long as it’s above the wainscoting. Just keep in mind, it can tear and scratch easily. A great aspect of vinyl coated paper is that you get some amount of durability without the plastic feel (which we will explain in a minute). In fact, most vinyl coated patterns feel very similar in look and feel to non woven wallpaper. 

Solid vinyl wallpaper is made completely of vinyl. This is the option that most people think about when they’re searching for vinyl wallpaper. It’s scratch and tear resistant and able to be scrubbed with a lot of water. This option is best suited for a child’s room, kitchens (especially backsplashes) and bathrooms. The downside is that is can look cheap and kind of plastic looking. Not all solid vinyl patterns look this way but they definitely have the tendency to look this way, especially the cheaper ones. There are lots of cute and whimsical solid vinyl wallpapers on the market but you won’t find this option once you get into higher priced designer patterns. It should also be noted that most solid vinyl wallpapers will be prepasted so you will not need to purchase any additional glue.

Fabric backed vinyl wallpaper, consists of a thick woven fabric base that is used instead of paper. The fabric base is best suited for areas with high foot traffic. Fabric backed vinyl wallpaper is categorized in two groups. Light duty fabric backed vinyl wallpaper is called Type I or 15 Oz (terms can be used interchangeably). Medium to heavy duty fabric backed vinyl wallpaper is called Type II or 20 Oz (terms can also be used interchangeably). This type of wallpaper is used is commercial spaces because it can handle a heavy beating and still hold up, however, many people also use it in their homes because it lasts a very, very long time.


  • Vinyl can shrink and change shape over time;
  • Can give a plastic look, making the design appear cheaper;
  • Some vinyl wallpapers can have an unpleasant scent;
  • Vinyl is not PVC-free, so it is not recommended to use vinyl wallpaper in kids rooms;
  • Unable to allow air and steam to pass through;
  • It is a common problem of mildew growing under vinyl wallpaper.

Non-woven wallpaper

 Non-woven wallpaper that we offer as well, compared to vinyl wallpaper, does not deform or change shape over time and gives a quality look for a professional finish. It also is easy to install and is often chosen by first time DIY wallpaper installers, as, because the glue or paste for non-woven wallpaper needs to be applied directly to the wall, it allows to slide the wallpaper panel easily in the position and ensure a perfect pattern match with each panel added.

Non-woven Wallpaper Pros And Cons

Furthermore our non-woven wallpaper panels are removable in one piece because of the fiber material preventing the wallpaper from tearing, making the removable process easier and faster when it is time for some changes. The non-woven wallpaper also usually meets fire safety requirements for both residential and commercial interior, it has good breathability and is environmentally friendly. A con compared to the vinyl wallpaper can be the fact that any dirt on the wallpaper has to be removed carefully with dry cloth or damp sponge as it can get damaged slightly easier than vinyl wallpaper. Non-woven wallpaper can also feel a little more costly when compared to some vinyl wallpapers. See a detailed non-woven wallpaper pros and cons list below.



  • Non-woven wallpaper does not deform or change shape over time;
  • Professional look;
  • Good breathability;
  • Environmentally friendly;
  • Easy to install as glue is applied directly to the wall, allowing to slide the panel in position;
  • Non-woven wallpaper can be removed from the wall in one piece, because the fiber material prevents it from tearing;
  • Usually meets fire safety requirements for residential as well as commercial interiors.


  • Higher in price compared to vinyl wallpapers;
  • Any dirt has to be removed carefully with dry cloth or damp sponge as wallpaper can get damaged more easily than vinyl wallpaper.