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There are many wallpaper types. Different weights, thicknesses. durabilities, and levels of stain and water resistance affect the look and longevity of your paper choice. To help make things easier. we've put together a quick guide to all our wallpaper varieties. So. take a look and make sure you get the perfect product for your home.

Anaglypta

Anaglypta wallpaper is a duplex paper (see below) that is heavily embossed (see below again!), meaning that it is thick with a raised textured effect. Some of us get this type of wallpaper because it covers a range of bumps and cracks in the wall's surface, but most of us get it for painting on. Anaglypta wallpaper is what's also known as 'paintable wallpaper'. So, as soon as it's hung, you can paint it any colour you like.

duplex

In a nutshell, duplex wallpaper is two sheets of pressed paper tat have been glued, bonded, laminated, or otherwise stuck together. Duplex wallpaper is more durable than simplex paper, which is made from only one sheet, so it's a good choice for a longer-lasting purchase.

embossed

Embossed wallpaper is thick and textured like anaglypta, but with a coloured pattern instead of plain. Raised on the design side and hollow on the other. embossed wallpapers add depth to a wall and are able to hide a host of imperfections including bumps. cracks, scratches, and rough parts. The embossed wallpaper type looks excellent with a faux-effect design, such as stone or brick, as the textured effect enhances the paper with a 3D look. Choosing embossed means you get a strong and resilient product that is easy to hang — making it a popular choice for many of us. 

flock

Flocking is a textile process that involves covering an adhesive-coated surface with tiny fibres, which are kept extremely short and compact. The outcome is a smooth, pleasant velvet texture and an almost 3D design that literally stands out of the paper. Flock wallpaper is one of the oldest types of wallpaper and has recently roared back into fashion. which means you can now choose from a selection of striking designs. Although you might have to take extra care when hanging, this type of paper looks and feels like luxury and has a true classic, retro appeal. 

lining paper

Lining paper is your most basic type of wallpaper. Not having a printed pattern or design, this is not hung for decoration. Instead, people use lining paper on bare walls to cover small imperfections or hide previous colours before papering. Therefore. it's well worth the money if you want the perfect base for your patterned wallpaper

metallic

Also known as foil, metallic wallpaper comes with either fabric. fibreglass or paper backing. This shimmering type of wallpaper contains polished, powdered metal with the design or pattern printed on top of the metallic finish. The metallic content helps bounce light. so it really stands out in parts of your home that get a lot of sun or as a helpful reflector in darker rooms.

non-woven

Non-woven wallpapers are a big trend right now, partly due to their level of user and environment friendliness. This type of wallpaper is a blend of natural and artificial fibres, which is what makes them conveniently washable and breathable. 

Non-woven wallpaper is excellent for kitchens and bathrooms. as its lack of vapour-lock means that you won't get mould and mildew in places that are likely to fill with steam and heat. As for hanging, non-woven wallpaper is: tear-resistant, non-expandable/contractible, easy to put up, and equally simple to remove. Plus, non-woven wallpaper is washable, which means you can keep it looking its best a long time. 

vinyl

One of the most widely-used choices, vinyl wallpaper is made using a backing layer featuring the paper's pattern-of-choice and finished with a plastic topcoat. Easy to install. remove and clean: vinyl wallpaper is very user-friendly — ideal for DIY decorating. Plus, it's incredibly durable and light-resistant, which means it can hang anywhere in the home, cover a network of wall imperfections, and easily hold its look for more than ten years. With so many benefits, vinyl wallpaper comes in a huge range of designs and many wallpapers today feature a vinyl-coat finish to boost their longevity. 

Now you know all there is to know about different types of wallpaper, browse our site to find them in all kinds of designs. Or simply type your wallpaper-of-choice into our search bar and we'll find a selection of them for you.

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