When Hugo Erfurt invented his woodchip wallpaper 150 years ago, he could not have imagined how popular it will become in the future. Today, Erfurt woodchip wallpapers can be found nearly anywhere. This is not surprising, since they feature outstanding material properties and can be utilised in many ways. Furthermore, they can be used in almost any environment. Woodchip wallpapers consist of multiple paper layers, these layers are incorporated with wood fibres. The roughness of the wallpaper’s surface is defined by the size of the fibres. Woodchip wallpapers are particularly tear-proof and can easily mask small irregularities and hairline cracks.
What are the Different Types of Woodchip Wallpapers?
Basically, woodchip wallpapers can be divided into two groups. On the one hand, there are paper woodchip wallpapers, on the other hand, there are non-woven woodchip wallpapers. The support material of paper woodchip wallpapers, as the name implies, is made of paper. They have to be pasted and require a soaking time of 5-10 minutes, before they can be applied. Furthermore, they are especially breathable and hard-wearing. The support material of non-woven woodchip wallpapers is made of non-woven. Non-woven woodchip wallpapers combine the positive properties of paper and non-woven wallpapers, which means, they are hard-wearing, breathable and, since the wall can be pasted, do not require any soaking time. Another advantage is, that they can be removed easily.
Creative Wall Design with Woodchip Wallpapers
The common opinion on woodchip wallpapers is that they are cheap and since the usually come in white they are regarded as cold and bleak. But this reputation is unjust. Since they can be painted and overpainted several times, they appeal to your creativity and allow you to paint your room according to your preferences. Often, woodchip wallpapers do not require to be primed before applying any further colour. When painting, you can make use of self-designed stencils to apply different forms and motifs to your wall. Another way of being creative is the use of crepe or other types of tape. They can be used to define different forms and, usually, do not leave residues after removing. You can also apply wall stickers and tattoos to your woodchip wallpaper to create an individual and unique look.