The latest technologies carry not only increased comfort, but often cause a headache. It consists in the fact that a wide range of products presented can make even a person who has a clear idea of what he needs to get confused.
In this article, we will consider the choice of wallpaper. How to purchase products that will have soundproofing qualities, as well as comply with environmental standards.
Quite often you can hear such an expression as “breathing wallpaper”. At first glance, it’s not easy to explain the meaning of these words. The meaning lies in what material or on what basis wallpaper products are made.
All modern wallpapers for the most part are divided into several types:
- Vinyl on paper;
- Vinyl on non-woven;
- Paper using wood chips;
- Flizelin without vinyl;
The most widespread is vinyl, which in another way can be called more understandable terms - polyvinyl chloride or PVC. The main difference is on what basis it is made - paper or non-woven. If the first is characterized as an ecological material that is not harmful to humans and the environment, then with non-woven everything is much more complicated.
Often, it is cellulose in combination with textile fibers, sometimes various synthetic additives are additionally used. That is why it is believed that the wallpaper, the structure of which consists of vinyl on paper, is more harmless or “breathable”.
In order for the room space to be protected from external sounds, it is worth paying attention to special types of wallpaper that have a noise-absorbing property. Well established themselves:
- Tufting - a high level of noise and thermal insulation, beautiful appearance, safety, moisture resistance.
- Artificial velor - sound insulation of an average level, resistance to ultraviolet, affordable price, ease of care.
- Cork - a natural material, a high degree of environmental friendliness, good sound insulation, moisture resistance, strength and durability.
In the pursuit of economy, buyers often seek to make their choice in favor of wallpaper covering, which has good external properties and price. This is a fairly common mistake.
Cheap material, as a rule, has low quality, which implies not only the level of wear resistance. This can also appear in the terrible smell of the room after pasting the walls. Naturally, such a sign can only say that not everything is in order with environmental properties.
A small overpayment for wallpaper will not only exclude the formation of an annoying smell, but will also allow you to purchase a more functional product.