Which Material?

Here's a quick overview of our four materials...

SEAMLESS PASTED WALLPAPER (NO JOINS)  TRADITIONAL PASTED WALLPAPER (BUTT JOINS) 
WHY WE LOVE IT!
  • Zero Joins
  • Durable non toxic polyester material
  • Very fine canvas like texture
  • Lasts for years enduring the UAE heat and constant AC
  • Has good coverage and can even cover dark painted walls
  • Installation is included in the price within 7-10 business days from purchase
THINGS TO CONSIDER
  • Whites are not bright white. If you are ordering a design with lots of white or pale pastel colours consider the traditional pasted material as well. (Samples are a must!)
  • Cannot be scrubbed
  • Not ideal for areas exposed to constant water splashing
  • Removes with scraping or steam
  • Wall needs to be repainted once removed
  • Whilst the material is chemical free the glue is not so after installation it’s recommended to air out your room until the glue dries (approx 1 day)
  • One Use Only
WHY WE LOVE IT!
  • Non toxic paper material
  • Great for very light designs with lots of white or light pastels
  • Smooth texture
  • Lovely traditional paper texture
  • The joins are butt joins so the visibility is very subtle
  • You can choose to install yourself if you wish to save costs
THINGS TO CONSIDER
  • Has medium to light coverage so your wall should be as clean, bare and light as possible with no cracks to avoid imperfections showing through your wallpaper
  • Whilst butt joins are usually harder to see (depending on the design), they are never invisible. Ordering this material accepts terms that joins may be visible.
  • Do not install near water or wet areas
  • Removes with scraping or steam
  • Wall needs to be repainted once removed
SELF ADHESIVE VINYL WALLPAPER (OVERLAPPING JOINS)  PEEL & STICK REMOVABLE WALLPAPER (OVERLAPPING JOINS)
WHY WE LOVE IT!
  • Great for savvy shoppers on a budget
  • Smooth Texture
  • Super easy to wipe down
  • Great for bathrooms or areas that get wet
  • Can handle moderate humidity
  • Installation is included in the price within 7-10 business days from purchase
THINGS TO CONSIDER
  • Cannot be installed on any kind of stain resistant paint or it will peel off
  • If you don’t know your paint surface either sand it back or opt for a different material
  • Has 1cm overlapping joins which can be quite visible on some designs and in certain room/light settings
  • Has medium coverage. Your wall should be as clean, bare and light as possible with no cracks to avoid imperfections showing through your wallpaper
  • Self adhesive products can be affected by hot walls and constant AC and therefore subjected to more peeling than paste to the wall materials
  • Can be peeled off but it will most likely remove some paintwork with it
  • Wall needs to be repainted once removed
  • One Use Only
  • Contains PVC and chemicals so it is recommended to air your room out after installation until the vinyl smell gasses out
WHY WE LOVE IT!
  • Removable, repositionable and reusable
  • Very fine canvas like texture
  • You can choose to install yourself if you wish to save costs
  • Very easy to install
  • Durable non toxic, eco friendly polyester material
  • Has good coverage and can cover dark painted walls
  • The overlapping joins do not cast a shadow and are difficult to see. They can also be cut away if preferred to make butt joins.
  • If removed carefully there is minimal damage to your wall 
  • Can be used again and again
      THINGS TO CONSIDER
      • Should not be installed on any kind of stain resistant paint or it may peel off. (If your wallpaper does begin to peel, you can remove it, sand back your wall to provide extra grip and then reinstall it)
      • Remember to keep your backing paper if you ever relocate and want to take it with you.
      • Self adhesive products can be affected by hot walls and constant AC and therefore subjected to more peeling than paste to the wall materials
      • Has 1cm overlapping joins. Whilst these joins do not usually cast a shadow, the joins may be visible in some settings due to angles of lighting
      • Do not install directly near water or wet areas as this may compromise the longevity of the adhesive

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