When it comes to wall coverings, one way of thinking of them or rather looking at them is as though the walls pre-wall coverings are a canvas and the wall covering choices are the work of arts that go on top. Wall coverings are great whether it’s in a residential or commercial space – industrial or not, wall coverings, depending on the choice can prove to be a beneficial asset.
However, while the wall may seem bare and open to anything there are a few things to keep in mind before selecting what type of wall covering to use.
Location – Whether its traditional wall paper or something more heavy duty, knowing where the wall covering will be applied is important to ensure there isn’t a conflict visually and well spatially.
Space – Wall coverings have no limitations, they can be used on all walls of a room or they can be used on one or two – the options are endless; however, with that said, knowing what the purpose and the goal of a wall having covering is will help with choosing the type and material. Some materials will prove better than others.
Budget – With any project, contractors whether they are professional or not, they understand that while certain materials are better than others budget can sometimes dictate the choice at the end of the day.
With these factors and really understanding what the goal of wall coverings are will help not only the bottom line but also with the selections of wall covers to choose from.
Here is a list of common wall coverings that any contractor, designer could suggest and the benefits they have to your home or space.
Acoustical Wall Coverings These type of wall coverings are great for spaces that can emit sounds that can be either a distraction or loud overall. Acoustical wall coverings are similar to that of a soundproof access panel in that they are specifically designed to reduce sound and noise. These types of wall coverings are great in offices, meeting rooms, and corridors. When contractors and designers are deciding on this wall cover, they will often look at the “Noise Reduction Coefficient Rating” (NCR) to determine the level of noise reduction needed.
Floor to Ceiling Tile Designers will go with this choice to give a room or space that aesthetic pop. With floor to ceiling tiles, it is important to not go overboard as while though this choice of wall covering gives a nice pop, it can become too much and actually counter the goal of simple elegance and style. This choice of a wall covering can be done in any room of a building or home – just important to keep in mind that too much of this on a wall can actually affect the desired outcome.
Vinyl Wall Covering is a perfect choice for areas where there is the potential for moisture build-up or condensation. Vinyl wall coverings are very versatile, and is actually a very common choice for designers, contractors and builders. It can be easily maintained and cleaned, which is why vinyl walls can be typically found in kitchens, bathrooms or areas where hygiene is essential. Due to vinyl being a common choice, it is easily replaceable – simply strip it down and recover with an alternative wall paper or similar one.
Whether one chooses vinyl or maybe an acoustical wall covering, choosing one on functionality will not only lengthen the wall life but it will also contribute to maximizing its purpose. Some wall coverings are a great way of concealing cabinets or even access panels and making them seem less intrusive and obvious.
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