Fiberglass Fibers in Non-Woven Wallpaper

I have just measured and torn a strip of wallpaper off the bolt. See those fuzzy whiskers at the torn edge?

This paper is made of non woven. I’m told that it has a high fiberglass content. And what you’re seeing in the photos is strands of that fiberglass.

Why put fiberglass in wallpaper? There are many advantages to the non-woven wallpapers.

The fiberglass strengthens them. Among other benefits, this makes it possible to pull intact strips off the wall when it’s time to redecorate.

Because there is no traditional paper content (cotton, wood pulp), the material is dimensionally-stable. This means that it won’t expand when it becomes wet with paste. This means that your measurements will be accurate. And that there is no booking time – so you can paste a sheet and put it on the wall immediately. It’s rare to worry about a non-woven shrinking or gapping at the seams as it dries.

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2 Responses to “Fiberglass Fibers in Non-Woven Wallpaper”

  1. davybaby Says:

    Looks like a fun pattern; I hope we get to see it installed!

  2. thewallpaperlady Says:

    You will! The thing is, I hung the room today, but forgot to take photos! Don’t worry – I will be back tomorrow. 🙂

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