Choosing Wall-Covering for Your House in Harrison Twp.
Is your wall covering no longer up to date? Do you want to give your decor a facelift? When you decide to renovate your home, replacing the wall coverings is usually part of the most popular projects.
To help you make the best choice, we have listed the main coatings and wall coverings available on the market and their characteristics.
Also, find out which coatings to put on your walls depending on the rooms to be renovated.
Wall Coverings: a Plethora of Options
Traditionally used in damp rooms, wall tiles can easily find their place in a living room or hallway.
Among the most common wall tiles include;
- Porcelain stoneware: appreciated for its robustness and ease of maintenance, porcelain stoneware wall tiles were first designed to cover floors. It’s available in many finishes and colors, and it can imitate a large number of materials (wood, natural stone, concrete, leather, etc.).
- Earthenware: commonly used to cover the walls of a bathroom or the splashback of a kitchen. It’s is a ceramic wall covering offering a wide choice of patterns and colors. Avoid entry-level tiles, which are generally not very resistant to impact.
- Cement tiles: very aesthetic, cement tiles are acclaimed for their retro side and their strength. After receiving water and oil repellent treatment (often carried out in the factory), they can be installed on any interior wall (dry or wet room).
- Natural stone: a weighty material that must receive an anti-humidity and anti-stain treatment during its manufacture. Whether it is granite, marble, travertine, or slate, the handling and installation of natural stone wall tiles require special know-how.
Paint is undoubtedly one of the stars of the wall covering. It’s available in an infinity of colors, and it can be endowed with properties allowing it to adapt to all types of rooms and surfaces. There are two main types of paints:
- Water-based paints: Less odorous and less harmful than their oil-based cousins, water-based paints also offer faster drying time. However, their maintenance is more delicate, and they are more difficult to apply.
- Oil paints: these organic solvent-based paints are popular for their taut appearance and ease of maintenance. They nevertheless emit a strong odor (which may persist for several weeks after application). Among the most common oil paints, glycerol paint is the most widely used.
Wallpaper is modernized and is now available in many patterns, colors, and materials to meet the needs and desires of all homeowners.
There are three categories of wallpapers:
- Traditional wallpaper: relatively fragile and inexpensive, traditional wallpaper consists of one or more sheets of paper. It exists in a “simplex” (a single sheet of paper) or “duplex” (sheet of paper and underlay) version, the latter being preferred for easier installation and better resistance. Traditional wallpaper is not suitable for damp rooms.
- Vinyl wallpaper: made of a sheet of paper covered with a layer of PVC, vinyl wallpaper is particularly resistant. It’s waterproof, easy to maintain, and installed in all types of rooms, including wet rooms.
The decorative coatings are used to create a unique atmosphere and are generally more resistant than conventional paint. Some examples of coatings commonly used in decoration include:
- Lime plaster: It’s appreciated for its ability to regulate humidity and its antibacterial properties – lime plaster creates an authentic, even rustic, atmosphere in your interior.
- Stucco: mainly intended to imitate the appearance of marble, stucco is a decorative plaster based on lime, glue, and marble dust. Other materials such as quartz, brick, or slate powder can replace marble dust to create different mottling shades.
- Waxed concrete effect coating: It’s a mixture of sand, lime, and clay. The “waxed concrete” aspect of this coating is obtained after polishing the wall and applying a varnish layer. Wall waxed concrete is available in many colors.
The Bottom Line
Choosing wall covering can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a little intimidating. Use the above tips to make sure that you don’t end up with any unpleasant surprises.
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