Wallpapers have enjoyed renewed popularity in the last few years in the workplace as well as at home.
New techniques in colour and printing have widened the net and technologies in the quality of vinyl and paper stock have led the way in leaps and bounds.
There’s many good reasons to use wallpapers in commercial fitouts.
1. They’re durable:
Wear and tear are big players in commercial spaces.
The high traffic in waiting rooms, corridors, office areas, restaurants, foyers demands durable and washable finishes to walls.
So choosing a vinyl covering which is scrubbable is a wise option. Vinyls are thicker than standard wall paper and generally are very tactile.
They’ll help to conceal uneven surfaces and imperfections which makes them win hands down over many painted surfaces.
2. They offer variety and versatility of colour and pattern:
Go searching for wallpaper and you’ll find that the choices of colors and patterns are endless. Clear, vivid colours or moody murky tones are all available as well as patterns in geometrics, glass, stone, graffiti or bricks.
Next week we’ll look at the myriad of styles and designs on offer.
3. They bring texture to wall surfaces:
It’s easy to discover wallpapers from across the world nowadays which scream heavy textures: grasses, bricks, marbles, stony surfaces right through to glamorous silk, suede and velvet looks. The textured list is endless! The hospitality industry is so suited to textures. Used with clever lighting, textured wallpapers create mood and atmosphere in bounds.
4. They encourage creativity of design:
Design your own and have it printed. That’s the new approach.
Digitally printed wallpaper technology has been a huge boost for designers to turn a wall into anything they want. Large format printing now means that single, high-resolution images can cover entire walls. With digital printing, designers no longer have to repeat patterns so often. The sky’s the limit. Customised designs can be printed on demand which means fast turnaround for clients. It’s a fantastic option.
All good reasons to create a feature wall in your next fitout with ease and flair.