Kitchen wallpaper is the simplest version of wall decoration and we will show you today a whole catalog of photos, from which you can select an interesting drawing.
But, in addition to the choice of images on the canvas, we must distinguish the types of washable wallpaper, as this directly affects the durability and ease of operation.
We'll talk about all this in our today's article.
1. Is it worth buying such wallpaper?
2. Are they ecological?
3. Understand the marking
4. Choosing the basis
5. What are washable wallpaper?
6. Photo-gallery of examples in the interior
Do we need, in general, washable wallpaper?
Some snort at this kind of finish and call it "one-day". Opponents of washable wallpaper claim that glue to the kitchen such wallpaper - the top of extravagance, because they quickly lose their original appearance.
We can not agree with this opinion, because, they are not that flimsy, this time.
And secondly, do capital repairs or repair walls, such as tile, more expensive than wallpapering the wallpaper every 4, and with all its durable properties, he will get tired just as fast as the wallpaper. Only, the first not sorry to tear and re-paste, but to break the tile - the hand does not rise. And will have to endure, for years ...
About the practicality of washable wallpaper: it all depends on how good a quality product you buy.
If you take an economy option, then you can not wash them, literally. Unless, it will be possible to wipe lightly, that for kitchen absolutely not business. And, if you buy good, dense wallpaper with the correct marking (which we'll talk about below), then you will enjoy the acquisition, a fact.
Are the washing sheets environmentally friendly?
With practicality, we figured out, now let's touch on the burning question: the environmental friendliness of washable wallpaper.
All the same skeptics say that washable wallpaper is a continuous chemistry that evaporates corrosive substances into the air, and, in such catastrophic proportions that it is in the kitchen, it becomes simply dangerous for life.
They do not evaporate anything of this kind and fears are excessively exaggerated. Of course, they are not made from pure paper or fabric, but with the use of vinyl (read, polyvinyl chloride), which is designed to protect the canvas from water.
Of course, to call it a fully ecological PVC - the language will not turn. But, it's pure PVC, and on the wallpaper is just a thin layer that erodes all the muck fast enough. About what nasty speech and what are so afraid of fighters for sterile ecology?
They are afraid of phenol. But, phenol is a thing that starts to go out in the air under one condition: increased to 200 degrees temperature. Without this condition, he finds himself quietly in the paper and does not "touch" anyone.
In the end, he is an important link of all polymers and without him we still had nothing plastic and practical that today forms the basis of our life.
Well, we got to grips with the passing things concerning washable wallpaper, and now let's move on to the specifics and learn how to choose them without mistakes.
Marking of all types of washable wallpaper
Before we begin to analyze the types of washable wallpaper, which are many, we must consider the most important indicator of their properties, namely, marking on a roll.
It is absolutely the same (standard) for almost all types of wallpaper, so if you remember it, you can make a right choice, even if you do not delve into types.
So, what are the signs on the wallpaper, which indicate their moisture resistance and tolerance to washing?
One wave - this means that before you is the weakest link in the family of washable wallpaper. Wash them, of course you can, as the wave reports, but carefully.
No aggressive cleaners, and even more so brushes they can not stand. Also, they should not be washed too often, but only as pollution occurs. But, they are the most inexpensive of all available.
Two waves - these wallpapers will be stronger. They stand washing with a soft sponge with detergents, not stronger than a dishwashing gel.
Do not rub them with any caustic mixture, otherwise they can simply dissolve: partially, of course, but the appearance of the wall will be spoiled.
Three waves - the most wonderful option. You can wash them with a soft sponge, but at the same time apply almost any detergent.
The cover for such wallpapers is quite dense and they are not afraid of anything, except for such extreme, as a means for washing the toilet bowl or old, kind "Whiteness".
Wave and brush - this marking tells us that the wallpaper "do not be afraid" of hard brushes. A pretty good indicator, given that the kitchen is not uncommon invisible and dried up drops of fat.
For example, if the first option can not be rubbed with a brush, then how can you wash off such dirt? While these drops are soaked, the wallpaper will blot out. So, do not economize on such things, if you have a goal - all of them wash them, and regularly.
Three waves and a brush are, as you know, the highest class. But, I must say that it is quite rare, for one simple reason: there are no buyers for them, since it is expensive.
Here, look at the table with the labeling of washable wallpaper:
In addition to values related to washing, you need to study the values relating to burnout. There are sun-resistant wallpapers, and there are those who lose their appearance almost instantly, it is worth it a little "sunbathing".
If you take the weakest wallpaper in this plan, then you probably do not have to wash them. They will lose their appearance before they become thoroughly contaminated.
On what basis are washable wallpaper
As a rule, there are only two of them: paper and non-woven fabric.
The first is the cheapest option, but short-lived. But flizelin - there is no demolition, but such wallpapers are very expensive. Just very expensive.
For example, in the hypermarket of Leroy Merlin, prices for these types vary fivefold. There is something to think about. The paper is still not so expensive, and do you need the wallpaper to not spoil 15 years?
What materials are made of them
As you probably already saw, after looking at the lower subheadings of the title, there are a lot of washing wallpapers. The price per meter is, of course, very different. Ordinary vinyl and metallized - two big differences, as they say in Odessa.
But, the price is such that not everyone is interested in it. Much more important is the question of how they "lead" themselves in exploitation. We will discuss this now.
This is the oldest and most popular type of washable wallpaper. The vinyl market has been on the market for a long time and has become popular with consumers.
However, sometimes on the web you can read something like the fact that walls covered with vinyl - do not breathe. What can I say to this, except how: and why should they, in fact, breathe?
This is what you need to have humidity in the room, to feel the eerie property of vinyl wallpaper "do not breathe," namely, to get a fungus on the walls? Not less than 90%, apparently. And, if you do not have such conditions, do not take your time and do not worry about your walls, since they are unlikely to suffer much from lack of air.
And personally on you this property of vinyl does not affect anything, since, for access of fresh air in the house there are windows and walls here absolutely at anything. But, it was a small digression, and again-so, about the environmental friendliness. In the case, we can say that vinyl wallpaper has three subspecies:
- Foamed vinyl - it's pretty voluminous to look like wallpaper, look very interesting. Variants of colors - for every taste. Wash such wallpaper is just fine, but they have a minus: they easily scratch with sharp objects, due to the fact that the surface is soft.
- Flat vinyl - he, usually, is not quite flat, but with a squeezed out pattern that imitates figured plasters and other effects. It is also easy to wash such wallpaper, but due to the fact that the structure is corrugated, sometimes you will have to make efforts. Therefore, remember the labeling and look for a "brush" on it.
- Kitchen Vinyl - this wallpaper, which created specifically for the kitchen. They, in any case, will have the necessary labeling, which guarantees comfortable washing.
And here, in these photos, you can see how the vinyl washable wallpaper for the kitchen looks in the interior:
These wallpapers could be called a novelty about five years ago. And now, they are catching up to the popularity of vinyl. They are more expensive, but they are willingly taken. Apparently because acrylic is applied to paper not in a continuous layer, but precisely and due to this, the walls breathe. Oh, these media ... People believe and overpay, though, manufacturers of acrylic wallpaper had only one chance at promotion: understating the virtues of vinyl.
And, if you consider that vinyl is better for all practical indicators (since it is more waterproof and durable), then it's not easy to find a trump card. And it remains only to say that with such a coating, your walls will not cry from asphyxiation.
So, they can be taken only in one case: if the drawing is very much like and there are no analogues. And so, do not forget that the thickness of vinyl is about 4 mm, and these are only 2, while they are less moisture resistant.
Washable glass fiber wallpaper
This kind of wallpaper, really green, at least, so say the manufacturers. They are weaved as fabric, by weaving and add various impregnations for strength.
Quite frankly, we do not understand very well where to look for ecology ...
Glass initially can not be too eco-friendly, because, it's not the food composition, but the construction, which means that there may even be an increased radiation background. And also impregnations, which form the same film, as well as on vinyl, except, other structure. And where is it, ecological compatibility?
Well, God be with her. But the quality and practicality of glass mosaic no equal. They are remarkably washable, have increased wear resistance and do not even burn during a fire. So, the option is good, but not cheap.
Washable Cork Wallpaper
Also an environmentally friendly option and also expensive. They look interesting, but very much for an amateur.
Cork wallpaper is good to cover some part of the wall, to accent attention, in here a solid coating can look pretty dull, despite the fact that the material is not from cheap ones.
They look very stylish and catchy. At a price they are pretty "biting", and by properties a little exceed the old and good vinyl.
But, they look amazing, so it's not a sin to overpay. They wash well, the only thing that should not be forgotten is that it's metal. They contain enough metal to get an electric shock during the gluing, if it, in wet form, touch bare wires.
It's not really wallpaper, in general. This is a special kind of plaster, quickly. But, if people call them wallpaper, then we will also say a word for them.
For the kitchen, they fit well and wash them simply. But, we must carefully look at the properties of the mixture. There are among them moisture-proof, and there are not very much, which is strictly not recommended to wet.
Examples in the interior
Finally, we offer you a gallery of examples of interiors with washable wallpaper for the kitchen with a photo (as in the catalogs of producers), which must inspire you and fill with ideas.
We really hope that you were interested and the article was informative for you. We wish you a successful choice, coziness and beauty in your renovated kitchen.