Vinyl Wallpaper: A Beautiful Solution to an Ugly Problem

by | Dec 29, 2014 | Business

For many years, wallpaper was the bane of homeowners’ existence. If a person wanted wallpaper, it was hard to hang. If a person did not want the wallpaper that was handed down to them by the previous homeowners, it was an absolute nightmare to remove. The glue used often ripped the sheetrock when the paper was taken down. Many people chose to paint over their wallpaper instead of removing it, thus creating another problem for the next homeowner.

A Brief History

Vinyl wallpaper was invented in the 1920s, and it resolved a lot of the problems associated with wallpaper. Everyone loved it… at first. Unfortunately, vinyl wallpaper created an even bigger problem, namely mesothelioma. You see, vinyl wallpaper contained asbestos, which is a hazardous cancer-causing agent. However, this was discovered in the 1980s, and vinyl wallpaper has been asbestos-free ever since. Wolf Gordon’s vinyl wallpapers are also free of lead and mercury.

The Benefits

Vinyl wallpaper has a lot of benefits over the alternatives. First, it is so simple to hang that even the most inexperienced paperhangers can do it with ease. It is also very durable, resists dirt and grime, and is easy to clean with a wet, soapy sponge. This makes it an especially attractive choice for kitchens, bathrooms and children’s bedrooms. Perhaps most importantly, however, vinyl wallpaper is really easy to remove. It does not tear the sheetrock. For these reasons, it is one of the best wall-covering choices available today.

Vinyl wallpaper is also very popular with interior designers due to its versatility in décor. There are many patterns and textures available that simply cannot be achieved with paint alone. Because of this, vinyl wallpaper allows a homeowner to choose options that truly reflect his or her personality and style, while perfectly complimenting the rest of the home’s décor.

The Selection

At Wolf Gordon, we have more than 275 varieties of vinyl wallpaper in stock. With such a huge selection, you are sure to find the perfect design to fit your unique style. We have every color imaginable in stock, but if we do not have the perfect hue, we would be happy to custom create it for you. We have numerous patterns, as well, including solids, abstract, geometric, floral, damask, digital, animal print, faux effect, masonry, ironwork, ogee, organic, stripes, scroll, and woven effect. You can even choose vinyl wallpaper that is smooth, lightly textured, or heavily textured.

Do you see a pattern you like but wish it were in a different color? Contact Wolf Gordon’s Custom Labs today to see if we can create the exact design you have in mind.

Wolf Gordon’s vinyl wallpaper is covered by our limited five-year guarantee. Order a sample of your favorite patterns online today or visit one of our showrooms.

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