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What’s the Difference Between Wallpaper and Wallcoverings?

The word wall­pa­per con­jures up dif­fer­ent images for dif­fer­ent peo­ple. Some think of the weird fruit print in their grandma’s kitchen while oth­ers get excit­ed about the classy pos­si­bil­i­ties of today’s mod­ern, com­mer­cial wall­pa­per and wall­cov­er­ings. The high end, com­mer­cial grade prod­ucts used by our wall­pa­per and wall­cov­er­ing instal­la­tion team are cer­tain­ly not your grandma’s wallpaper.

To get a bet­ter under­stand­ing of how to use these prod­ucts in your com­mer­cial space, let’s go over the dif­fer­ences between wall­pa­per and wall­cov­er­ings and talk about what they can do for you.

What Is the Dif­fer­ence Between Wall­pa­per and Wallcoverings?

Wall­pa­per Vs. Wallcoverings

Com­mer­cial wall­cov­er­ings bring tex­ture, pat­tern and style to your space in a way that paint alone can­not. They also pro­tect your walls with a durable coat­ing, adding not only stun­ning visu­al inter­est but out­stand­ing pro­tec­tion. Com­mer­cial wall­cov­er­ings are an ide­al choice for restau­rants, schools, and salons as they can han­dle spills and splash­es. True, choos­ing a com­mer­cial wall­cov­er­ing is a more expen­sive option. But, when installed by one of our wall­cov­er­ing arti­sans, you’ll get a sophis­ti­cat­ed ambiance that is worth every penny.

Com­mer­cial Wall­pa­per, on the oth­er hand, offers end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties of col­or, print and style. It’s more in line with the wall­pa­per you can get at the big box store, but com­mer­cial grade con­struc­tion means it comes with long last­ing dura­bil­i­ty unavail­able in res­i­den­tial wall­pa­per. Although it is not as durable as it’s wall­cov­er­ing cousin, it will stand up to dai­ly wear and tear as well as wip­ing and dusting.

The Kaloutas com­mer­cial wall­pa­per instal­la­tion team has years of expe­ri­ence in seam­less appli­ca­tion of both wall­cov­er­ings and wall­pa­per. No mat­ter which option you go with, our pro­fes­sion­al team will install it to per­fec­tion, leav­ing you with a styl­ish invest­ment that will last for decades.

Our Wall­cov­er­ing Arti­sans at Work

Cus­tomized Wall­cov­er­ings Bring New Life to a His­toric, Worces­ter, MA Theater

Over the sum­mer of 2016 the Kaloutas team was priv­i­leged to take part in the trans­for­ma­tion of a his­toric New Eng­land the­ater. See how we used com­mer­cial wall­cov­er­ings and more than 25 paint col­ors to cre­ate seam­less flow between the new addi­tion and the his­toric theater.

Wood Grain Wall­cov­er­ings in Lex­ing­ton, MA

Using wood grain wall­cov­er­ings, the Kaloutas team turned up the style in this Lex­ing­ton, MA office space. We not only trans­formed the inte­ri­or of this space, but put our com­mer­cial exte­ri­or paint­ing knowl­edge to work on the building’s con­crete exterior.

Com­mer­cial Inte­ri­or Paint­ing and Wall­cov­er­ings in Eas­t­on, MA

See how Kaloutas cre­at­ed a classy, styl­ish liv­ing space for some of New England’s senior cit­i­zens using com­mer­cial paint and wall­cov­er­ings. It’s so stun­ning you’ll want to move in right away, but odds are you’ll have to wait a few years.

How Can Kaloutas Help You Stand Out With Wallcoverings?

Our team is ready to boost your brand­ing and help your space stand out from the crowd using com­mer­cial wall­cov­er­ings and wall­pa­per. Give us a call at 9785321414 or drop us a note online to get started.

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