Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis

Vinyl backed

Vinyl is a product of the chemical industry; in its properties and appearance it is more reminiscent of plastic. This species is mostly resistant to all manifestations of an aggressive environment, but has several disadvantages.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Paper-vinyl wallpaper

The biggest advantages are:

  • high strength. Paper-vinyl wallpaper is available in several different layers – with a vinyl base and with a vinyl surface coating. The first option is more durable on the walls, and the second is much more resistant to light and dirt, since it can be easily washed.
  • Tensile strength. Achieved through the use of vinyl – it is very plastic and can stretch to a certain extent. But, still, you should not try to test for strength, since such a canvas costs quite a lot of money.
  • Practicality. Wallpaper with a vinyl surface layer is characterized by high resistance to dirt and the ability to wash.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
In the interior of a living room in country style

The disadvantages include:

  • greater weight. It affects the ease of use and the requirements for glue – not every starch composition can withstand the weight of vinyl and securely fasten it to the wall.
  • Rapid discoloration under ultraviolet light. Vinyl, like any plastic, quickly fades when exposed to ultraviolet radiation and loses its original color.
  • High cost.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
In light colors

Paper based

Paper-based wallpaper is the cheapest finishing option. They are made of one or two layers of paper interconnected. They are usually made with a pre-set color and pattern.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
wallpaper for a teenage girl’s room
in light colors

The main positive features can be considered:

  • lightness. The low weight of the product is obtained due to the use of cellulose. Wallpaper with two layers is usually heavier than single-layer wallpaper, but still much lighter than with a non-woven or vinyl base. Also, thanks to this advantage, almost any glue will do.
  • Low price. Paper wallpaper for walls is one of the cheapest materials, since its creation does not require expensive materials, and the technological process is fully automated.
  • Great variety. When creating various design solutions, this type almost does not limit the designer in terms of the number of patterns and colors. Somewhat less variety is observed in textures – paper does not always allow you to create a relief surface.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Spacious and bright room

The disadvantages include:

  • low strength. The paper tears easily, so it is very easy to ruin the sheet. When working with wallpaper, extreme caution must be exercised, otherwise there is a risk of encountering a serious waste of material.
  • Impossibility of washing. When wet, cellulose very quickly loses its structure, which leads to destruction. Paper wall coverings cannot be washed, placed in damp places or soaked. Coatings with an additional water-repellent layer, which prevents destruction by moisture, are more resistant.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Wallpaper with patterns

Which paper wallpaper to buy – price, catalog of the best options and their description

It is better to buy such paper wallpaper in specialized stores. There will be an opportunity to check the quality and compliance of the batch. In this case, online stores do not provide such advantages, therefore, when deciding to purchase via the Internet, you should only contact trusted companies.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Choice for every taste and color

Cost varies greatly depending on the structure. Regular simplex cheap paper wallpaper can be sold at extremely low prices – up to 50-100 rubles per roll, while duplex with embossing can cost up to several thousand rubles per roll.

Photo Title Price, rub Description
Chelsea Designs Bramhall CD001095
Chelsea Designs Bramhall CD001095 2295 Roll 10 m by 52 cm. Country of origin: England. Bramhall Collection.
Morris&Co WE8479-2
Morris&Co WE8479-2 6554 Roll 10 m by 52 cm. Manufacturer: England. Texture – smooth, Morris Compendium collection
Coswig Augusta 4165-02
Coswig Augusta 4165-02 490 Roll 10.05 m by 53 cm. Made in Germany. Relief surface, duplex type.
Aura Treboli 583-2
Aura Treboli 583-2 2330 Roll 10 m by 53 cm. Country of origin: Canada. Treboli Collection.
 Coswig Augusta 4119-03
Coswig Augusta 4119-03 490 Roll 10.05 m by 53 cm. Made in Germany, Augusta collection. Duplex, relief surface.
AS Creation Dekora Natur 6 958832
AS Creation Dekora Natur 6 958832 1129 Roll 10.05 m by 53 cm. Made in Germany, collection Dekora Natur 6. Paper on non-woven base
with a smooth surface.

We wish you good luck with your renovation! We hope you have figured out how to glue paper wallpaper correctly. Further in the article, a photo gallery with paper wall coverings in the interior of different apartments and houses will be presented.

Duplex

Duplex wallpaper is a two-layer design. One canvas is glued to another, which significantly increases their density and strength. Unlike two-layer simplexes, in the production of duplexes, canvases with different technical characteristics are used, which makes it possible to improve their quality due to the rational use of material.

Both flat designs can be applied to duplexes using the typographic method, as well as relief ornaments using the embossing method.

Advantages of these types of wallpaper:

  • Increased UV resistance. Duplexes can be used to cover sunny rooms without fear of the material fading quickly.
  • Leveling out minor wall defects. Thanks to their denser structure, duplex wallpaper can hide minor flaws in load-bearing surfaces.
  • High resistance to physical damage makes duplex wallpaper more durable.
Использование бумажных обоев
Duplex with patterned embossing

Like all finishing materials, duplex canvases also have their disadvantages:

  • Higher cost. Compared to simplex canvases, covering an apartment with two-layer paper wallpaper will cost much more.
  • Compared to other types (vinyl, non-woven wallpaper), duplex canvases are less durable in use.

Duplex canvases can have several varieties, differing in their purpose.

  1. Paintable wallpaper. They differ from the usual duplex in white color and relief embossing. They can be repeatedly painted in any color using various paints and varnishes.
  2. Structural wallpaper. They are made by embossing using binder polymer compounds. Thanks to this, the canvas acquires a combined relief-smooth surface.
  3. Coarse fibrous. Their production uses crushed wood shavings, which fill the space between two sheets. The result is an original textured pattern.
  4. Moisture resistant. The outer wallpaper sheet of such duplexes is treated with moisture-resistant impregnations. As a result, their resistance to dampness increases, and wet cleaning becomes possible.

How to glue correctly – step-by-step instructions

This master class will show a technique that answers the question of how to hang paper wallpaper correctly using simple tools.

It is worth purchasing the material in advance. In order not to make a mistake in the number of rolls, it is necessary to measure the walls of the room in square meters. For simplicity, we recommend using our calculator for calculating the number of wallpapers (it is given above).

For gluing you will need:

  • roller and brush;
  • ruler with cutting groove;
  • brush;
  • rubber roller for smoothing joints;
  • plumb line;
  • a sharp wallpaper knife, or a regular stationery knife.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Tools to help you hang wallpaper correctly

The set of these tools should not be neglected – they are quite cheap, and make the work much easier. As a last resort, the ruler can be replaced with any flat surface.

The knife must be sharp – a dull knife will tear the paper, which will lead to overspending. For a stationery knife, it is worth purchasing fresh blades, but they are often sold oiled for better storage. Before work, you should carefully wipe it with a paper towel or cloth.

In addition, it is extremely important to select rolls from the same batch. The number is written on the packaging.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Check the batch number

This will avoid color differences. After finishing the work, it is better to save the piece of paper – with it you can purchase wallpaper of the same shade, which will allow you, if necessary, to complement the house with a monochromatic covering.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Gluing paper wallpaper begins with measurements. This should be done using a tape measure or measuring tape. The measurement is taken from the top end of the wall to the floor. It is worth adding an additional 50mm to this distance – this allows you to avoid errors, and the excess is cut off after the wallpaper has been glued.

If you have a special wallpaper ruler with a sharp edge, you can simply tear off the wallpaper – it will cut it exactly along its edge, saving time on working with a knife.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
After the strip is ready, you need to apply glue to the wall. It is diluted in the proportion indicated on the package. It is more convenient to apply it using a roller, from top to bottom.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Hard-to-reach places, for example, under the ceiling, near the floor or window, are best lubricated with a brush. This is much more comfortable and allows you to leave less excess glue.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Once the glue has been applied, you should begin gluing the strip. It’s better to start from the top, placing the top edge under the future baseboard.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
As soon as the canvas begins to hold, but has not yet set, it is worth checking its evenness using a plumb line. To do this, you need to hold it at the level of the upper corner, checking the edge along the thread.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
If necessary, at this stage it is necessary to move the sheet in the desired direction – the glue has not yet hardened and is quite plastic. After the canvas is leveled, you need to smooth it with a brush. Movements should be directed from top to bottom, from the center to the edges. This will get rid of excess air bubbles and smooth out the wallpaper.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis


Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
If the wallpaper is located next to a window, it is necessary to cut off the excess. A cut must be made next to the cornice using scissors. The remainder must be folded under it.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Next to the window trim, the covering is cut using a regular stationery or wallpaper knife. The latter allows you to make the most even cuts on the surface.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
The same manipulations should be done from below – at floor level. If you use a plinth in the future, it is not necessary to cut exactly – the main thing is not to go above the level of the plinth.
If you need to paste corners, you should first measure the distance from the edge of the strip to the corner. Add 10 mm to the measured distance and measure it on the roll.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
In the process of gluing paper wallpaper, the canvas is cut using a stationery knife or a special wallpaper ruler. A small part must be carefully set aside. After preparations, you need to apply glue to the walls and place the strip, aligning it with the edge of the already pasted side. The stock will be applied to the opposite wall.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
The entire strip must be smoothed with a brush.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
After the fabric is aligned, it is necessary to smooth out the seam. This is best done with a rubber roller.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis


Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
After smoothing, it is necessary to apply glue to the corner. The rest of the strip is superimposed on it, overlapping the previous strip. It can also be smoothed with a brush. The remaining corners should be glued in the same way. It’s better to go from window to window – this way the corners will be blocked without leaving unsightly gaps.

We can also recommend that you study
how to glue liquid wallpaper on the wall. Step by step instructions
provided in the article at the link. There you will find their full description, pros and cons, as well as technical characteristics.

On non-woven

Non-woven fabric is a durable plastic material reminiscent of silicone. It was originally created for the textile industry, but later found wide application in finishing materials. Wallpaper with a similar base has a large number of advantages.

Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Non-woven

Main advantages:

  • ease of use. Non-woven wallpaper is much more convenient than regular wallpaper due to its strength – it is difficult to accidentally tear it. After attaching to the wall, due to the properties of the adhesive, they can be moved for some time, which allows you to accurately position the strip on the wall.
  • High strength. It is achieved due to the high plasticity of the non-woven base, which firmly secures the strips to the wall. They cannot simply be torn off or deformed.
  • Moisture resistance. Allows placement in damp rooms, for example, in the kitchen – non-woven fabric does not allow moisture to pass away from the walls. In addition, such wallpapers often have a duplex coating that protects the paper layer from moisture and ultraviolet radiation.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
In the bedroom on non-woven fabric

This foundation is not without its drawbacks:

  • has a lot of weight. The weight of the non-woven base is much greater than the weight of conventional wallpaper. It will require more careful finishing of the wall and stronger glue that can attach it to the wall.
  • Toxic when burned. When burned, non-woven fabric releases large amounts of dioxins, which are seriously harmful to health.
  • Requires special glue. It costs a little more than the usual starch-based one, and also does not always attach well to old coatings. To place on walls, it is often necessary to completely clean the surface of residues.
Paper wallpaper (67 photos): pros and cons of Russian-made single-layer canvases for walls on a non-woven basis
Classic colors

A little about other types of wallpaper

For those who do not want to save money, the modern market for finishing materials offers other types of wallpaper. A few words about the most popular of them.

Non-woven (paper with added fabric fibers): durable, breathable, environmentally friendly and wear-resistant, can be used for painting. The disadvantage is the high cost.

Vinyl (paper or non-woven material covered with foam vinyl): a wide range of applications, including rooms with high humidity, they can be washed, they practically do not fade, their relief pattern helps to hide defects in the walls. The disadvantage is that they are airtight, so they cannot be used in children’s rooms and bedrooms.

Acrylic wallpaper (front layer – foamed vinyl) is less durable than vinyl and non-woven wallpaper, but is breathable.

Natural (front layer – cork, jute, straw, bamboo, etc.) – environmentally friendly, coated with special impregnations to protect against dust. But they are expensive, difficult to glue, fade quickly, and do not like moisture.

Glass wallpaper (made from glass fibers): a durable, environmentally friendly material with great durability and wear resistance, has protection against cracks, is fireproof, moisture resistant, and microorganisms do not take root in it. Disadvantages – small selection of designs, the interior with them is quite cold.

Textile (front side – natural fabric, base – paper or non-woven): aesthetic appeal, environmental friendliness, resistance to sunlight, excellent heat and sound insulation properties. Disadvantages: they are not resistant to moisture, dirt, dust, they are expensive, and only a professional can stick them on.

Metal ones are aesthetically attractive, with their help you can create a unique interior, they are not afraid of sunlight, they are easy to care for, and they create good sound insulation. Disadvantages: very high cost, special approach to preparing the foundation.

As you can see, paper wallpaper is the best option to quickly and, most importantly, inexpensively get your home in order. When you get bored with them, you can quickly change them without incurring much time or money. Gluing them is not that difficult.

Premium classes from world brands

Previously, paper wallpaper was considered very easily soiled because it easily absorbed any dirt, but now technology does not stand still. Let us list some manufacturers who are highly valued on the market for their exclusive and attractive offers.

  1. For example, take the brand catalog Wallpaper KT-Exclusive
    , in which the outer side is covered with a thin layer of vinyl or acrylic. It is important to understand here that this is by no means vinyl wallpaper
    . This is only the lightest coating of vinyl on top of a paper web, which is calculated in microns, and it is not even possible to notice it with the naked eye. However, it protects the paper from external influences, making it more resistant to external factors, and also protects it from fading when exposed to direct sunlight. Such wallpapers are not afraid of wet cleaning and are quite suitable for wet rooms.
    Обои бумажные.
  2. For example, an English manufacturer Little Greene wallpaper
    , without changing traditions, continues to use textured, rough paper, since water-based paints, which have a richer and more saturated color palette, ideally fit on it.
    Бумажные обои в интерьере.
  3. Also, as an example, you can discuss the catalog Thibaut Wallpaper
    , is one of the brightest representatives in the line of paper wallpapers, where rich colorful designs amaze with their cheerfulness and positive mood, an amazing rainbow combination of rich patterns and ornaments. These wallpapers are suitable for decor and interiors in any style; they will look great both at home and in the office or other public spaces. Water-based paints combined with a paper base are 100 percent natural, which means health and comfort in your home.
    Обои на бумажной основе.
  4. Separately, it is worth mentioning the luxury wallpaper, which is hand-painted and has great artistic value. Here, each canvas, like a real work of art, keeps the warmth of the hands of talented artists. Brands such as Wallpaper de Gournay, Paul Montgomery, Fromental
    , real masterpieces worthy of decorating palaces and castles for the most titled persons. Обои в гостиной.

    Классические обои.

    Обои люкс в доме.

The presented models are universal in all directions, they perfectly emphasize luxury and an unusual, attractive appearance, stand out against the background of both natural and artificial light, skillfully adapting to different lighting options. Among them, we offer both washable models suitable for wet rooms, and options for simple rooms.

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Only some well-known manufacturing companies are presented in the article. Today, manufacturers from all countries, including Russia, can successfully compete with them, which allows us to consider different options for proposals, winning in terms of pricing and desired quality.

Color options

When choosing canvases, the color scheme plays an important role.

  • Blue
    color in the interior calms, relaxes, and fills the room with coolness. Blue wallpaper harmonizes well with any natural shades: beige-brown furniture, bright yellow textiles, accessories in the color of greenery and foliage.
  • Blue
    color for wall decoration is one of the most successful options. It adds lightness and serene harmony to the room, saturates it with airiness and infinity. Heavenly shades are suitable for rooms with windows facing south.
  • Green
    colors bring people closer to nature. Wallpaper in grass shades looks fresh, elegant and noble.
  • Purple and lilac
    notes add mystery and significance to the room. The shades are appropriate in luxurious interiors.

This choice speaks of the good taste and wealth of the owners.

  • Sunny colors are chosen by those who want a warm, cozy design. Yellow shades
    in the interior they represent life, energy, activity. They have a positive effect on the psyche, relieve fatigue and stress. They are especially suitable for rooms with windows facing north.
  • Pink range
    associated with femininity, sensitivity and romance. It is most popular among sentimental people, especially young girls. Pink tones harmonize well with cream, white, gray and even black.
  • Brown spectrum
    in the interior it looks impressive in any style direction. Dark chocolate-colored wallpaper in tandem with gold embossing will add chic and luxury to the room. Light coffee-with-milk-colored materials are laconic and restrained, suitable for any classic interior.

Plain wallpapers in any spectrum have special advantages. They are able to set the background and the right mood for the entire space. Plain wall decoration allows you to use any accessories and pieces of furniture