Wallpapers

Wallpaper is the one product that changes your space with the least amount of effort.

If there is one thing that we believe at Sasi, it’s that wallpaper can make a difference in any space, no matter how large or small the area.

We will guide you through the many types of wallpapers — including various patterns, latest trends and which wallpapers suitable for specific areas.

Selecting a wall to wallpaper

When selecting a feature wall or statement wall to wallpaper it is important to consider which wall you notice first when you walk into the room. Your eye should settle onto this wall easily.

Wallpaper is the one product that changes your space with the least amount of effort.

If there is one thing that we believe at Sasi, it’s that wallpaper can make a difference in any space, no matter how large or small the area.

We will guide you through the many types of wallpapers — including various patterns, latest trends and which wallpapers suitable for specific areas.

Selecting a wall to wallpaper

When selecting a feature wall or statement wall to wallpaper it is important to consider which wall you notice first when you walk into the room. Your eye should settle onto this wall easily.

How much wallpaper should you use?

Wallpapers are manufactured with various pattern repeats and roll sizes.

Sasi Wallpaper will assist you to calculate the number of rolls for your wall project. For more technical areas an installer would need to be contacted to measure accurately.

Sasi Wallpaper: The ultimate list of wallpaper types

Wallpaper has been used since the 17th century as an alternative to tapestries which were used by the upper classes to cover the stone walls and keep away the heat. Not only does it improve the visual appeal of your home but it also increases your wall’s longevity.

Today, wallpaper is a very common decor option and you may now choose from a wide range of materials that are all simple to install and remove. It has become widely used since it adds to the aesthetics of rooms regardless of the size. Moreover, it is one of the most cost-effective solutions for hiding surface flaws. 

The initial cost of putting up wallpaper may be slightly greater than that of paint but it depends on the quality you choose. With such a wide variety of colours, patterns, and designs to choose from, you can be sure to discover one that reflects your particular style and personality. To learn about the various types of wallpapers, continue reading below:

Bamboo 

Bamboo wallpaper is made of genuine bamboo and is pasted to paper by hand. It is eco-friendly and the colour varies from one roll to the next due to the natural basis. However, since the adhesives might destroy its look and it is not washable, it must be handled with care while glueing and installing it.

Embossed

Plain walls are given depth and intrigue by textured and embossed wallpapers. There are various textures you can choose from such as soft fabric to bold geometrics. It is one of the most popular choices since it can conceal wall flaws such as scratches, fissures or overall roughness and it can also be painted over. However, it can be hard to attach them correctly and remove them off the wall.

An embossed wallpaper will look stunning in any space. Colours that provide a natural palette such as stone, milk, and taupe are among the most popular for this line of strips. It is also washable and easy to apply and remove from the walls.

Flock

Characterized by its fuzzy three-dimensional designs, flock wallpaper is made from a silky fibre printed on the paper’s base. It is one of the most costly forms of wallpaper, but it is also one of the most difficult to maintain. Its velvety texture exudes elegance, yet it is not washable and may be difficult to remove. 

Since it is too delicate, it is ideal for areas with lesser traffic such as the master bedroom or study room. Before you place your wallpaper, try to vacuum away any stray flock particles to ensure a smooth and even finish. 

Foil

Using polished metal foil as a base, foil wallpaper gives the inside area a gleaming metallic lustre. However, it reveals your wall’s flaws due to its high reflectivity. To avoid this, the base wall must first be repaired, treated or lined with lining paper. Moreover, the lining and glueing procedure must be precise enough to prevent the foil from losing its reflectivity and gloss.

Liner

Liner wallpaper or lining paper can be either made from fibreglass or paper. It is good for concealing flaws in the wall and reducing repairs and may be used by itself and even painted.

Mylar

Mylar wallpaper is made out of a printed paper base with a polyester film on top. It has a wet or glossy appearance, similar to foil wallpaper which can also reveal your wall’s flaws, so it is best to line the walls beforehand. It may be washed and is easy to remove. However, the installation process should be handled with extra caution to avoid creasing the paper. You will mostly find mylar paper in kitchens and bathrooms.

Non-woven

Nonwovens are made from a unique mix of natural and synthetic fibres that make them washable and breathable, perfect for kitchen and bathroom walls.  These wallpapers are tear-resistant as well which is good since they will not be ripped when being installed or removed. Moreover,  it does not grow or contract, thus its size does not alter. However, it is costly compared to other types of wallpaper and it is not washable.

Printed

Printed wallpaper is popular and comes in a broad range of colours and designs. It can be either digitally printed or hand-printed. The former is usually less expensive than the latter since it can be mass-produced. However, digitally printed wallpaper can be easily ripped and the printing ink is water-based so it is not advisable to be used in kitchens or toilets.

Vinyl

Vinyl wallpaper is made out of printed paper that has been covered with multilayer vinyl. The wallpaper will be more durable if the vinyl coating layer is thicker. Due to its excellent durability, it is presently the most often used form of wallpaper. It is suitable for use in kitchens and bathrooms due to its ability to resist steam. Also, it can be washed, making it simple to maintain.

Solid sheet vinyl

Depending on the demands of the space you are trying to decorate, there are a few different vinyl wallpaper options to choose from and one of the most popular ones is the solid sheet vinyl. Due to its thickness as well as its ease of washing and removal, it has become one of the most lasting types of vinyl paper. Also, solid sheet vinyl is often embossed, which makes it more attractive to look at.

Textile

Textile wallpaper Is a high-end product made with superior quality silk, cotton, linen, felt, raffia, twines or feathers to create a stunning appearance. This type of wallpaper is breathable, flame and stain-resistant and has superior insulation. They are one of the most expensive types and also quite difficult to apply on walls. Working with this wallpaper might be difficult since you will need to stretch it a little. However, if done correctly, any type of warts or wrinkles may be avoided.

Wood

For a wonderful way to fuse some nature into your home without making a big investment, try putting up wallpaper made from wood veneer. When you choose this sort of wallpaper, you can be assured that your home will look fantastic and that you will be able to experience natural beauty without having to leave your home. If you want to feel like you are on a vacation while at home or just prefer the look of wood on your walls, this is a fantastic option.

Metallic

Metallic wallpaper is a wonderful choice for really making a room shine. Instead of merely hanging up fresh wallpaper, this will appear as if you had an experienced painter come into your house or workplace and paint your wall for you. When choosing metallic wallpaper, you have the option of using it on all of the walls of your room for maximum effect or using it as an accent wall to bring attention to a specific area.

Grasscloth

Grasscloth wallpaper is made entirely of natural materials. It is weaved and has a lot of texture. Due to this, it might be difficult to keep clean up to the point that you might need to employ a professional to clean the wallpaper properly. If you want to do the cleaning yourself, you can remove stains and dust from the wallpaper’s surface with a vacuum cleaner.

Pre-pasted

Pre-pasted wallpaper is made for simpler and easier use, but it can be a bit messy. To hang the wallpaper, cut it to the proper size but leave a few inches on either side of the wallpaper in case of any adjustments. After that, soak the wallpaper in water to make it sticky. Remove any extra water from the wallpaper and stick it to the wall.

Peel and stick

Peel and stick wallpaper is another type of paper you may choose if you want easy and quick installation. There is no need to use some paste on the backside of the wallpaper since all you have to do is take the backing off the wallpaper and stick it to the wall. However, you must be cautious while using peel and stick paper since it is prone to wrinkling and producing air bubbles.

Vintage

Available in a variety of elegant designs, vintage wallpaper can offer your home a very classy, refined and opulent taste. You may use it to create an accent wall or have it placed on the entire interior walls of your home. It is flexible so it can go with almost any style of home decor. 

However, you should pay equal attention to the quality of the paper you are choosing and how it has to be repaired. You may create your ideal interiors with vintage wallpaper, which comes in a wide range of designs and colours influenced by different decades’ art styles.