There are a broad variety of uses for vinyl wallcoverings that go beyond just aesthetic preference. Vinyl coverings can meet the needs of various institutions, offices, and other specialized buildings depending on their required application. Listed below are some of the various types of coverings that can be utilized for walls with specific commercial purposes.
The Value Of Vinyl Wallpaper
Vinyl wallpapers are sprayed with an acrylic coating that allow them to be resistant to grease and moisture. The application of this coating is what allows vinyl coverings to have their acclaimed durability. In traditional homes and various industries, this viable trait is why wallcoverings are typically seen in kitchens and bathrooms. However, vinyl coverings are also viable in high-density spaces. This is because vinyl is known to last longer than painted walls, with the valued capacity to be thoroughly cleaned when stained.
Design Applications For Commercial Coverings
Offices, museums, and other locations occasionally require wallcoverings with specific traits, materials, or designs. The properties of vinyl coverings make them a natural choice for many locations, such as a classic-looking restaurant in need of a wall texture, or an image pertaining to the culture that their food is based. Custom wallpaper designs can feature any image to meet the requirement of any industry or building.
If a building is in need of a specific natural motif, vinyl wallpapers can be layered with natural materials to meet the design requirements of any building. These materials range from fabrics like hemp, cotton, and silk, to natural materials like grass, specific types of treated wood, sand, and other special components. It should be noted that vinyl coverings treated with these materials can greatly range in quality. As a result, these custom papers come in a range of specific durability grades depending on where they will be installed.
Some materials are delicate and need to be handled with care. Natural fiber wallpapers like bamboo coverings provide an intriguing look reminiscent of paneling. However, it can be a material that needs to be carefully applied. There are many delicate materials that, after being applied, lose valued vinyl covering properties. These lost properties include the durability and washability of the vinyl covering.
Specialized Traits For Vinyl Coverings
Buildings in need of specialized or treated wallpaper have a broad range of options. Vinyl wallcoverings can be laminated and fitted with a variety of materials that have more than visual applications, fitting them with very specific traits suitable for certain industries.
Sound studios, offices, theaters, and other locations where speakers and presenters congregate typically make use of special noise cancelling wallcoverings, such as acoustic or cork. Acoustic vinyl coverings are produced with polyester and olefin, these materials are what give acoustic its noise cancelling traits. It should be noted that acoustic coverings come in specific grades depending on how much noise needs to be absorbed. Cork is another covering used to absorb excess sound, this is because cork sheets are naturally sound resistant. Beyond its specific traits, cork also has a particular and appealing texture.
Other Specialized Traits
Other types of specialized vinyl wallpapers include coverings that have fluorescent properties. There are also vinyl coverings treated with electromagnetic properties that reduce the level of electromagnetic interference, typically used for computing industries. Certain fields also utilize scented wallpapers, to provide a location with a specific fragrance. Whiteboard wallcoverings have the properties of a dry erase board and are used widely for presentational purposes and meetings.
Wall coverings also exist for industries that require extra insulation, specifically to provide rooms with protection from the cold. A known material that can be used for this purpose is leather, which provides extra insulation while also granting the location a sophisticated and professional atmosphere.
Dispelling Asbestos Dangers
Informed wallcovering installers may be aware of the use of asbestos in wallpapers prior to the 1980s. It should be noted that modern practices used to create vinyl wallpapers are up to standard and do not contain asbestos. If any articles are read correlating vinyl wallpaper to asbestos exposure, know that these articles are strictly referring to homes containing coverings that were constructed with asbestos fibers, specifically for coverings produced before the 1980s.