Wallcoverings Industry Offers Free Sample Book

The wallcoverings industry is offering for the first time an educational Sample Book that showcases major types of wallcoverings and backings and gives suggestions for applications.  Available from the Wallcoverings Association and member companies, it’s free to designers and students.  For the specifier who’s looking for new materials, debated when to use Type I, II or II, or wondered the difference between scrim and drill backing, this is a great tool. 

To help specifiers and students learn more about wallcoverings, the Wallcoverings Association and its members have developed a tri-fold sample book that includes samples of various wallcoverings materials, information on available backings, and suggestions for common applications. These are available free of charge to interior design professionals and students.

When should you specify a Type II wallcovering versus a Type III?  What’s the difference between Osnaburg and non-woven backing? How can you distinguish a mylar from a foil wallpaper?  The design community asked their questions and the Wallcoverings Association answered in this handy and easy-to-use educational piece. The Sample Book showcases every major type of wallcovering including vinyls, natural materials, textiles, wallpapers, dry erase, acoustical, fiberglass and glass beads. Backings such as Osnaburg, non-woven, scrim, drill and paper are featured, along with explanations for when they are used.

To obtain a sample book, contact a Wallcoverings Association member company, go to www.wallcoverings.org/samplebooks or call 312-321-5166. Supplies are limited.

About the Wallcoverings Association

The Wallcoverings Association (www.wallcoverings.org) is a member-based, not-for-profit organization focused on manufacturing, distributing and overall sales within the wallcoverings industry. WA is active in developing and maintaining industry standards including NSF/ANSI 342, a first-of-its-kind, third-party certification for sustainable wallcoverings.  WA provides a vehicle for communication across segments of the wallcoverings industry, while educating consumers, designers and specifiers about the use of wallcoverings in the commercial and residential markets.