USA: Wall Coverings: Wall Covering Manufacturers
ABOUT WALL COVERINGS
Wallpaper is available either unpasted or pre-pasted. Pre-pasted wallpaper, which requires application of water to activate the paste, is easier for inexperienced paperers. Many wallpaper are now made of vinyl or vinyl-coated. This gives a durable, washable surface. Specialist wall coverings include: Metallic Foils & Mylaors, Textured Grasscloth Wall Coverings, Flocked Wall Coverings, Embossed Wallpaper, and Paintable Wall Coverings.
Wallpaper may be removed using steam or a chemical wallpaper stripper. In both cases it is advisable to perforate the wallpaper beforehand, using a Paper Tiger. This is a tool which looks like a puck with a wheel of sharp teeth. These create small holes in the wallpaper, but leave the drywall undamaged.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
Chesapeake. Chesapeake Wallcoverings Corporation has its headquarters just outside Washington DC, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Its Easy-Walls brand of wallpaper is made from natural and synthetic fibers, and is 100% vinyl free. It is pre-pasted, breathable, washable, and fully removable. When removed, it comes off in full sheets. Its design collections cover the following themes: Family & Friends, Grace & Goodness, Peace & Plenty, Home & Heritage, Homespun America, Coastal Waters, Men's Collection, High Country Lodge, and Inspirational Faith & Family.
Fountain Crafters: Wall Fountains. The Fountain Crafters website, which is based in Encinitas, California, offers a range of wall fountains. These can be used to provide a decorative wall covering feature. There are two main product ranges: Copper Wall Fountains and Stainless Steel Wall Fountains. The water runs over the face of a vertical panel of slate, obscured glass, or mirror, which is fitted into copper or stainless steel casings at top and bottom. The upper casing contains downward facing halogen lights. The water is pumped back to the top of the wall fountain using a low-noise pump.
York. Since 1895 York Wallcoverings has been manufacturing wallpaper and other coverings at its factory at York, Pennsylvania, in the picturesque Susquehanna Valley. Its historic designs draw on an archive collection dating back to the early 18th Century. The York website enables the user to search its wallpaper product range by Color, Style, Theme, Keyword, or Pattern Number. Products are also linked to type of room, including Kitchen/Dining Rooms, Bath/Laundry Rooms, Living Rooms, Kids Rooms, All Around the House, and Accents & Murals.
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