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Wallcoverings offer a wide variety of color and design, protective coatings and performance benefits.


Acoustical

Designed for use on vertical surfaces, panels, operable walls and any place sound reduction is a primary factor such as meeting rooms, offices, theaters, auditoriums, restaurants as well as corridors and elevator lobbies. These products are predominantly made of man-made polyester and olefin fibers, and are tested for a special sound absorption rating known as a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NCR) rating. This rating indicates the amount of sound absorbed into the wall. The higher the number, the more noise absorption.

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Polyolefin/Synthetic Textile Wallcoverings

Woven and non-woven looking wallcoverings developed to give the aesthetic appearance of a natural textile while adding an increased value in stain and abrasion resistance. These products are generally put up with an acrylic or paper backing. Many of these products are comprised of polyolefin yarns, which are olefin fibers made from polymers or copolymers of propylene. These types of wallcoverings are appropriate for higher traffic areas.

Nonwoven – a textile wallcovering using 100% solution dyed, short/staple fibers mechanically interlocked into a continuous structure, then finished with a heatset, latex back to ensure fiber lock. This material is soft, flexible and acoustically absorbent, yet suitable for high-traffic areas. Its "self-healing” nature makes it ideal for Tackable walls while its excellent pill/fuzz resistance makes it Velcro compatible.

Woven – a textile wallcovering which is transparent and enables the sound to pass through the textile, while generally being absorbed by a backerboard underneath the textile. Manufactured using continuous yarns woven perpendicular (90 degrees) to one another –warp/length and weft/width- similar to a grid pattern.

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Digital

Borders, Murals, and Wallcovering. Unlimited supplies of designs, ideas, and colors. Digital Wallcoverings allows the person the freedom to express any theme, style or design on a ground of their choice.

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Metallics/Reflectives

Foils - a thin sheet of metallic material with a paper or fabric substrate. Popular in the 1960s and 70s. Require a very smooth surface and extreme care when installing. Usage is limited; highly decorative.

Mylar (by DuPont) – wallcoverings ground made of vacuum-metallized polyester film laminated to a substrate. Offers a highly reflective surface with an appearance similar to foil with less stiffness.

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Natural/Organics

Continuous flexible, rolled wallcoverings manufactured using organic materials for the finish/face. They can be nonwoven, woven or bonded finishes with or without a substrate/backing.

Cork/Cork Veneer – with variegated texture with no definite pattern or design. Cork veneer is shaved from cork planks or blocks and laminated to a substrate that may be colored or plain. Offers some degree of sound resistance; can be used as bulletin boards.

Grass Cloth - woven native grasses bonded to a paper substrate.

Leather/Suede – an animal hide….

Jute - A bast fiber - woody fibers, such as flax, jute, hemp, and ramie, which are obtained from the inner bark of plant stems- woven into a flexible wallcovering.

Silk -A natural filament fiber produced by the silkworm in the construction of its cocoon.

Wood surfaces – natural wood veneers

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Paitable

Thin, lightweight, but very strong woven or non-woven textile made from man made fibers/yarns. Generally, white in color with a textured surface intended for painting.

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Vinyl

Vinyl Coated Paper - this wallcovering has a paper substrate on which the decorative surface has been sprayed or coated with an acrylic type vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These wallcoverings are classified as scrubbable and strippable, and are suitable in most any area. These products have a better resistant to grease and moisture than plain paper, and are commonly used in restrooms and kitchens.

Coated Fabric - this wallcovering has a fabric substrate coated with liquid vinyl or acrylic. The decorative layer is printed on this coating. This is generally considered a wallcovering with breathable characteristics.
Paper Backed Vinyl/Solid Sheet Vinyl - this wallcovering has a paper (pulp) substrate laminated to a solid decorative surface. This wallcovering is very durable since the decorative surface is a solid sheet of vinyl. It is classified as scrubbable and peelable. Solid sheet vinyl can be used in most areas where the resistance to moisture, stain, and grease is important. Not usually recommended for commercial applications or high traffic areas.

Fabric Backed Vinyl - this wallcovering has a substrate laminated to a solid vinyl decorative surface. General categories of this type are:

Solid Vinyl - this wallcovering consists of a vinyl film laminated to a fabric or paper substrate. It is generally considered more durable than fabric-backed or paper-backed vinyls (as listed above) because the vinyl is "solid" or not applied in a liquid form. This type of wallcovering is ideal for commercial and residential environments requiring washability, scrubbability and durability.

Paper - refers to wallcovering with a paper substrate/ground combination upon which the decorative layer is printed. True papers are not coated, but some may have a coating applied to seal in the inks. Because this type of wallcovering varies widely, check the manufacturer’s label for attributes of the pattern/brand.

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Writable Surfaces/Dry Erase

A flexible presentation surface laminated to a vinyl capped substrate. Commonly used as a writable/erasable wallcovering and/or projection surface, available in colors. Installation is similar to commercial wallcoverings and may be used to cover tired blackboards or whiteboards.

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