09 Jul Choosing a wallpaper.
Recommendations for choosing wallpaper when repairing an apartment.
Starting repairs in the apartment, we face one of the main tasks, how to choose the right wallpaper? When choosing wallpaper for their home, people rarely pay attention to the fact that the wallpaper in living rooms and in the kitchen should differ not only in color, but also in their characteristics.
After all, every time we start repairs in an apartment, we set ourselves the task of creating comfort and coziness in the room. And in order for this cosiness and comfort to exist unchanged for as long as possible, it is necessary to correctly carry out the process of selecting materials for the repair.
How to choose the right wallpaper? Let’s approach this issue from a practical point of view, leaving design issues to professionals. The first thing you should pay attention to is the wear resistance of the wallpaper and the climatic conditions of their operation.
Where you intend to use the wallpaper is the main criterion when choosing them. For example, it is rational to use paper wallpaper in the kitchen if it is very rarely cooked on it. Otherwise, the wallpaper will absorb the fat that forms on their surface during cooking, which will subsequently lead to stains on their surface. Such wallpapers do not allow for hard cleaning and will lose their appearance very quickly, which will lead to repeated repairs.
Let’s look at what types of rooms, what types of wallpaper are better to choose.
For most people, the bedroom is a cozy, calm and clean place where they do not gather a large number of people and do not have noisy parties. In such a room, the wallpaper is not subject to intense pollution and other harmful factors. In principle, any type of wallpaper is suitable for such a room, but it is most advisable, of course, to use paper wallpaper, taking into account price-quality criteria.
In terms of the highest attendance, the first place is occupied by such premises as a corridor and a kitchen, and this trend continues both for ordinary residential apartments and for rented premises, such as apartments for rent in St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia . Therefore, they are more susceptible to pollution. In such rooms it is rational to use wallpaper that will be suitable for wet cleaning. Pay attention to the decorative surface of the wallpaper, this is due to the fact that thicker and smoother wallpapers are less prone to scuffs and scratches. In view of the foregoing, it is advisable to use non-woven wallpaper in the kitchen and in the corridor.
The second thing you should pay attention to is the evenness of the walls. Since in many apartments, especially old ones, the walls leave much to be desired. After all, when carrying out cosmetic repairs, the full alignment of the walls is out of the question and in the vast majority of cases they are limited to partial putty. Therefore, you have to choose wallpaper, starting from the evenness of the walls. A certain type of wallpaper hides defects and uneven walls in different ways.
Dense embossed wallpaper or cork wallpaper will help to hide all the irregularities of the walls. If you want to hide wall defects well, then it is recommended to use a certain type of wallpaper in conjunction with the design of the room.
Wallpaper in a room located on the sunny side will certainly fade, while losing its original color. This can cause some discomfort, caused not only because of the loss of color saturation, but also because it will no longer be possible to rearrange the furniture, due to the different colors of the wallpaper. Therefore, when choosing wallpaper in a room with high solar illumination, it is necessary to pay attention to the appropriate marking.