Choosing the Right Wallpaper Material

comparison of wallpaper material

Wallpapers are a great way to add a personal style and atmosphere to the interior. Choosing the right wallpaper material is crucial for them to look perfect for as long as possible. There are three types of wallpapers that differ in their properties and suitability for different spaces. They are:

  1. Non-woven Wallpapers
  2. Vinyl Wallpapers
  3. Paper Wallpapers


Non-woven wallpapers are a new and popular type known for their easy application on walls. The adhesive is applied only to the wall, and the dry wallpaper is pressed onto it. Therefore, there is no need to pre-soak or moisten the wallpaper. Removing non-woven wallpapers is equally easy, as they can be peeled off the wall in strips. Any potential repairs can be effortlessly handled.

Made from cellulose and textile fibers, non-woven wallpapers gain strength and durability. You can trust that even after ten years, non-woven wallpapers will still look new on your walls.

Non-woven wallpapers are also environmentally friendly, as they do not contain PVC or heavy metals. They are breathable and allow air and water vapor to pass through. Another advantage is their washability, making it easy to wipe them with a damp cloth.

Advantages of Non-woven Wallpapers:

  • Very easy application
  • Easy removal
  • Breathable
  • Easy to clean

Disadvantages of Non-woven Wallpapers:

  • Not completely waterproof
  • Material selection for non-woven wallpapers

modern non-woven wallpapers


Vinyl wall coverings are an ideal choice for those who want to furnish their interior with durability, practicality, and taste. They suit all types of interiors, whether you have brick, drywall, MDF, or various washable coatings.

One significant advantage of vinyl wallpapers is their versatility, allowing use in almost any room. The amount and quality of the top vinyl layer determine their durability and resistance to moisture. You can confidently install such wallpapers in bathrooms (excluding shower areas), kitchens around the kitchen counter, and even in toilets.

The bottom layer of vinyl wallpapers is always made of paper or non-woven fabric, determining how the installation will proceed. Vinyl wallpapers are usually excellent at covering minor wall imperfections and tiny cracks.

Advantages of Vinyl Wallpapers:

  • Resistant to moisture, abrasion, and scratches
  • Good thermal and insulating properties
  • Easy maintenance: fully washable, some types allow mechanical cleaning
  • Ideal for covering cracks and minor irregularities

Disadvantages of Vinyl Wallpapers:

  • Lower breathability and potential for mold growth
  • Higher cost compared to paper wallpapers
  • Material selection for vinyl wallpapers

Contemporary vinyl wallpapers


As the saying goes, "a lot of bang for the buck," which holds true for paper wallpapers. With minimal effort and a small budget, you can create wonders in your homes.

Vavex paper wallpapers are made from quality paper and eco-friendly colors that are lightfast and abrasion-resistant. Among paper wallpapers, you'll find not only plain options but also wallpapers imitating various materials such as wood, bricks, and more. Paper wallpapers are an excellent choice for those who want to refresh their interior at a low cost.

Advantages of Paper Wallpapers:

  • Low cost
  • Eco-friendly
  • Breathable

Disadvantages of Paper Wallpapers:

  • Susceptible to damage and tearing
  • Challenging to install and remove
  • Not washable
  • Unsuitable for damp areas

Elegant Paper wallpaper

You might have come across other types of wallpapers distinguished not by material but by processing. These include contract wallpapers, fiberglass wallpapers, or flocked wallpapers. Let's briefly introduce them:

Contract Wallpapers: Made to order (contract), these wallpapers are primarily used in interiors requiring higher maintenance and durability, such as hotels, commercial spaces, and healthcare facilities. Contract wallpapers comply with all hygiene and fire safety standards. Choose your contract wallpapers here.

Fiberglass Wallpapers: Due to their unbeatable properties, fiberglass wallpapers are widely used in interiors where walls undergo significant stress and need to withstand rigorous maintenance. You'll commonly find fiberglass wallpapers in healthcare facilities. Made from alkali-free glass yarn, they possess high strength, steam permeability, and resistance to mechanical damage, fire, and water. Choose your fiberglass wallpapers here.

Flocked Wallpapers: These wallpapers have a velvety texture and three-dimensional patterns, creating an interesting visual effect. Comprising a base layer of paper or non-woven fabric and a surface layer of textile fibers attached with electrostatic charge, flocked wallpapers were inspired by velvet curtains from the late 17th century. Since then, they've become an elegant interior accessory defining luxury. Choose your flocked wallpapers here.