Non Woven Wallpapers
There are many kinds of backing for wallpaper and non-woven is currently the most popular for medium to higher-end patterns. It was introduced to the marketplace in 2008 and quickly established itself as the preferred substrate for most manufacturers.
Non-woven wallpapers are made of a special blend of natural and synthetic fibres, making them washable and breathable. You will find these fibres in many household products such as tea bags, coffee filters, and gauze.
Easy To Install and Remove
They are tear-resistant. This is a great advantage as the wallpapers will not get torn during installation or removal. Non-woven has a light paper backing that is easy to hang and easy to remove. It is more difficult to tear, even when it is wet during the application process. You also don’t need to worry about the material contracting or expanding over time. Although lightweight, non-woven wallpaper is designed to go up and come down in long flowing strips. Non-woven was specifically made because the public was demanding a new kind of wallpaper that would be very easy to remove from walls once it has reached the end of its life.
Non-vinyl wallpaper is better for the environment since no vinyl is used to make it. Solid vinyl wallpaper has its benefits, the major one being its durability, but the vinyl (also known as PVC) manufacturing process releases chemicals into the atmosphere. The manufacturing process for non-woven paper produces no such chemicals meaning an overall significantly lower carbon footprint.
The special blend of natural and synthetic fibres makes non-woven wallpaper breathable and washable. Non-woven wallpaper is remarkably easy to keep looking clean.
Non-woven wallpaper is made to breath. This means moisture isn’t locked between the paper and the wall thus eliminating the problem of mold and mildew. This eliminates vapour lock that contributes to the cause of mould and mildew. Because these wallpapers are able to breathe, this makes them a perfect application for kitchens and bathrooms.
The Go-To for the Wallpaper Industry
While not as durable as some of the other vinyl-based backings, non-woven wallpaper is perfect for many different uses. They are strong and easy to use. Non-woven wallpapers do not cause damage to the walls upon their removal. You can remove them completely dry, without the use of special tools or chemicals. Wallpaper removes in full sheets and will not tear; you can actually remove this type of wallpaper and re-install.