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How Wide Is Drapery (Decorator) Fabric?


Walk into any fabric store and you’ll see rows upon rows of beautiful decorator fabric in all sorts of designs.

But how wide is drapery fabric? Most decorator fabrics are 54 inches wide per industry standards, but this may vary slightly. You may also encounter fabrics that are between 50 and 60 inches wide, although those widths are less frequently found. Of course, there are also railroaded fabrics, where the width is the entire yardage on the bolt.

Let’s go into more detail to help you pick what’s right for you, as well as how much yardage you’ll need for your own decorating project.


54 Inches Is the Industry Standard for Decorator Fabric Widths, But Not Always

54 inches is the industry standard, but do you know why?

That’s because back in the day before there were any UPS trucks, horsedrawn carriages used to be 54 inches wide. Decorator fabrics were made exactly 54 inches wide to be able to be transported, and that rule stuck ever since. Fast forward to today, you’ll often find most fabrics to be 54 inches wide measuring between the two selvages when laid out.

A selvage is the strip of excess fabric on each side of a fabric. Whenever you’re able to see a clear selvage like the one below, you can expect the printed (usable) part of the fabric in between to be about 54 to 55 inches wide.


When you don’t see a selvage and the printed part of the fabric runs almost entirely across the bolt, you can typically expect the fabric to be about 56 to 58 inches, and sometimes even up to 60 inches wide. These are oftentimes heavier fabrics like the ones below, but you’ll often also find that lightweight silks and faux silks are made this way, too.


Another thing to consider is also whether the print or pattern runs fully across the entire width of the fabric. This usually happens with embroidered fabric. The embroidered part often runs 50 or 51 inches across, even though the base fabric below is 54 inches wide or wider. Be mindful of this when shopping for your fabric.

You want to focus on the width of the usable part of the fabric, not just the width of the base fabric. Also, not all fabrics run up the roll. Some fabrics are railroaded. In other words, the design is turned sideways, or 90 degrees. You won’t be able to create a drapery with railroaded fabric since fabric won’t be long enough.

Railroaded fabrics do come in handy when you’re trying to make window treatments that are very wide, but don’t require a lot of length. Railroaded fabrics are perfect for valances and extra wide Roman shades.


How Much Yardage Will I Need?

Now that you’ve determined how wide the decorator fabric is, you’ll need to determine the yardage that you’ll need. There are two things that you must take into account when trying to determine the yardage needed for your custom draperies (or any other type of custom window treatment).

  • Fabric pattern repeats.
  • Length and width of the drapery.


Fabric Pattern Repeats

If you’re aiming for a solid or small-scale pattern for your drapery fabric, then it’s easy to calculate the yardage that you’ll need. But the larger the pattern becomes, the more yardage you’ll need.

First, you want your draperies to be identical if you want to pair them up on each side of a window. It’s going to look very ugly if say, a particular part of the design starts 10 inches down on one drapery and 20 inches down on the other drapery. This is not always important, but it’s important to those who want quality draperies on their windows.

Second, once a drapery width gets past its standard one panel width of 50 inches, you’ll want to match the pattern across the seams. That involves skipping ahead in order to align the pattern and looks like this:


Now back to the idea of fabric pattern repeats. Repeats can either be vertical or horizontal. It just means how many inches are in between each time that a particular repeats in either direction.


Even if you have a large repeat, you’ll often notice that you’ll rarely have to skip more than 12 inches or so in between each of the fabric panels. But it can quickly add up. If you’re making two draperies that require a total of 6 panels of fabric that require 12 inches of fabric to be wasted in between, that’s an extra 2 yards you’ll need to buy.

Also, be mindful of large-scale patterns that have a half-drop repeat. Those can require a lot more yardage than initially calculated. Here’s an example of a half-drop repeat on a fabric.



Length and Width of the Drapery

Once you’ve found the right fabric, determined its width and what size repeats it has, it’s time to figure out the size that the drapery needs to be. When thinking about an outside-mounted window treatment like draperies, remember one thing –

You want a drapery to frame your window, not cover it.

A window treatment should add emphasis to a window’s features, and there are two ways to do this:

  • Emphasize the view outside with the help of an outside-mounted window treatment, or
  • Emphasize the woodwork of the window frame with the help of an inside-mounted window treatment.

Now, back to draperies and outside-mounted window treatments. The illustration below shows what the correct and incorrect ways to hang a pair of draperies are.



How High to Hang a Drapery

If you only have 8-foot ceilings, hang the drapery as close to the ceiling as possible. If you have crown molding, hang the drapery pole immediately below it. With rooms that have 9-foot ceilings and above, you have more options. You can still hang the drapery right under the ceiling, but you can also hang it lower.

Just make sure that the drapery is installed at least 12 inches above the top of the window. The closer a custom drapery is hung to the window frame, the more it will look like a cheap, storebought curtain and less like the custom drapery that it’s supposed to be.


How Far From the Floor to Hang a Drapery

Your drapery can generously puddle on the floor, for which you’ll need an extra 2 to 5 inches of length. If you want just a modest brush with the floor, add about 1/2 to 1 inch to the overall length.

Even if you don’t want the drapery to touch the floor, make sure you don’t hang it too high. If there’s a 1-inch gap between the drapery and floor, you’ve hung the drapery way too high and need to lower it a bit.


Panel Vs. Drapery

From a workroom perspective, a panel is a piece of fabric that’s used to construct a particular type of window treatment. So, we say that a drapery can be made of one panel or several panels. The reason why so many people assume that a panel IS a drapery is because most storebought curtains are made in single panel widths only.

Since a decorator fabric is about 54 inches wide, you can expect each panel of the drapery to be about 50 or 51 inches wide flat once the seams are created on each side. After that, draperies can be made with several panels to have widths that are known as a width and a half, a double width, etc. A rod pocket header makes the drapery slightly wider than a hand-pleated header with pinch pleats,

Euro pleats, or goblet pleats, for example. Here’s that information, simplified in a useful table. This is a rough estimate, but you should expect similar results with a 54-inch drapery fabric of medium-weight that’s been lined with standard lining. The gathered rod pocket and pleated header widths are widths you should expect after the drapery has been hung and adjusted to fit the window in its natural, free-flowing form.

Width Total Drapery Width, Flat Gathered Rod Pocket Width Pleated Header Width
Single 50″ – 51″ 24″ – 28″ 21″ – 24″
Width and a Half 76″ – 78″ 36″ – 42″ 32″ – 36″
Double 102″ – 106″ 48″ – 55″ 43″ – 48″
Double and a Half 128″ – 134″ 60″ – 70″ 54″ – 60″
Triple 153″ – 160″ 72″ – 84″ 65″ – 72″

If this sounds like a lot of numbers, here are a few examples of draperies in actual rooms designs and the suggested widths for each example.


A standard 40-inch window is framed by single width draperies.


Each silk drapery here is a width and a half. Add 3 to 5 inches to the overall length to achieve a similar puddled effect.


Single panel draperies with pinch pleats.


Rod pocket draperies that are each made with single wide panels.


Euro pleat draperies. For each drapery, consider a double panel width for wide windows to achieve similar results.


Double wide draperies with a board-mounted valance.


Each drapery here is a width and half wide. Add about 1-1/2 yards of yardage for each of the bustle swags.


A width and a half wide silk draperies.

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Calculating Fabric Yardage for Your Project

Total Dimensions

1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches

For the rest of the world on the metric system, convert to inches before starting. The easiest way to do this is to google “cm to inches” and enter the centimeters into the conversion calculator.

First, you need to know what the total dimensions are in inches. This includes any extra you need to sew, apply, or finish the fabric.

For example:

  • If you’re making something that needs a seam allowance, like pillows, you need to add the seam allowance times 2 to the width and length.
  • If you’re making canvas wall art, you need to know the size of the canvas plus how much extra is needed to wrap around the back and staple. Same idea for reupholstering dining chairs.
  • If you’re making something that needs to be hemmed, you need to know how much extra you need for the hems.

The other thing you need to know is how wide your desired fabric is.

Move onto the next steps according to if your total dimensions will fit into the width of the fabric or not.

Dimensions that fit into the width of the fabric

One piece

If you just need one piece of fabric and it fits into the width of your fabric, you probably don’t even need to be reading this, but we’ll explain just in case!

Take the total length you need and divide by 36 to calculate how many yards you need. Most of our fabric is sold in full yard increments, so round up to the nearest yard.

Multiple pieces

If you need multiple pieces that are the same size, like for pillows, napkins, dining room chair upholstery, etc., start with your fabric width and divide by the width of one of the pieces you need.

Round down to the nearest whole number. This is how many pieces fit into the width.

Next take the total number of pieces and divide by this number to figure out how many rows you will need.

Finally take the length of a single piece and multiply that by the number of rows. Divide by 36 and round up to the nearest whole number.

If your fabric is solid or not directional, you can try flipping the width and length to see that needs fewer yards. In the example, once rounded up, it is also 3 yards.

If you need multiple sizes, it helps to draw it out.

Dimensions that are wider than the width of the fabric

When the width of the piece is wider than the width of the fabric, you’ll need to sew or join pieces together.

These calculations work for many projects, including fabric wallpaper and other wall coverings, tablecloths, duvet covers and bedding, ground and floor coverings, awnings, banners, backdrops, headboards, and panels.

One piece

Start with your desired total width and divide by the width of the fabric. Round up to the next whole number. This is how many widths of fabric you need.

Then take the total desired length and multiply by the number of widths you just calculated.

Divide by 36 and round up to the next whole number. This is the total yardage you need.

Multiple pieces

If you need multiple pieces that are the same size, before dividing by 36, multiply by the number you need, then divide by 36 and round up.

Or if they’re different sizes, add them up before dividing by 36.

Patterned Fabrics

If you have a patterned fabric and want to match up the design, before dividing by 36, add one vertical repeat per every extra width of fabric.

For example, if you need 3 widths of fabric to get the correct total width, add 2 times the vertical repeat to the total length before dividing by 36.

If the length is less than the vertical repeat, just use the vertical repeat as the length and you don’t have to add extra before converting to yards.

You can find the repeats in the details section on the product page for our fabrics. Most of the time you don’t have to worry about the horizontal repeat because the pattern will divide evenly into the width of the fabric. This means the pattern will match up at the selvages with a slight overlap so no fabric is wasted.

Placing seams

Some projects, like duvets, tablecloths, and headboards, look best if you have the full width piece in the middle and the remainder on the sides. This looks more professional than having a seam right down the middle.

To find out how to sew patterned fabric together, look at How To Make a Duvet Cover.


Please Note: We’re unable to answer your questions about specific projects in a timely manner here so please contact our customer service if you need additional help. You need to know the width of the fabric you want in order for us to give you accurate information.

These instructions are good for rectangular pieces and can be used with other shapes if you measure the dimensions at the largest width and length. Some projects can be too complicated and you may have to estimate. It’s better to end up with too much than to come up short!

What Is Railroaded Fabric? – Sailrite

When starting a fabric or upholstery project it is always good to become familiar with some industry terminology. “Railroaded” fabric is an upholstery term that can be a real head-scratcher. While it seems to have nothing to do with fabric at all, railroaded fabric can save you time and money in your next upholstery project.

Railroaded fabric refers to the way a fabric, particularly a pattern or stripe, is milled. Usually fabric patterns run “up the roll,” meaning the pattern flows from top to bottom, parallel with the selvage edges. On a fabric that is railroaded, the pattern runs across the roll from selvage edge to selvage edge.

When upholstering, it generally looks best to run a patterned or striped fabric from top to bottom and from back to front. Imagine upholstering a sofa. It would look best for the stripes to have a vertical orientation, like soldiers standing in a row.

Most upholstery fabrics are 54 inches wide. On a regular “up the roll” pattern this would mean creating a seam every 54 inches to get the desired pattern on the sofa. Railroaded fabric makes for less seaming because the pattern continues over a long stretch of fabric. Even in railroaded fabric, sometimes the patterns can be difficult to match. You may need to do some seaming to achieve your desired look.

Some fabrics will say in the description or on the tag if they are railroaded. If this information isn’t available, here’s how to be a savvy shopper and check yourself. Roll the fabric off the roll enough to see which way the pattern is facing. If the top of the pattern faces up towards the roll or down towards the fabric end, the fabric is up the roll (not railroaded). If the top of the pattern is sideways the fabric has been railroaded. When shopping online, look for patterns that run from selvage edge to selvage edge in the photo for fabrics that have been railroaded.

Notice that the left roll’s striped pattern is going up the roll versus the railroaded pattern on the roll to the right.

Whether you choose up the roll or railroaded fabric for your next project, you’re now one step closer to speaking the lingo like a pro. Check out our fantastic and colorful selection or railroaded fabric. Just type “railroaded fabric” into the search box on our website, or you can click “Railroaded” in the “Fabric Design” category on the left-hand side of our Fabric section.

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  • Washing Instructions: Wipe With Damp Cloth
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Upholstery Fabric : The Different Types and How to Pick

The upholstery fabric you choose is the most important element in any upholstery project you undertake.

Upholstery is as much about appearance as purpose. The fabric you choose will make or break the aesthetic of your furniture.

If you’re looking for a detailed guide on the types of upholstery fabrics, you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we’ll go over:

Sound good? Let’s get started:

Upholstery and upholstery fabric

So that everyone is on the same page, upholstery is the art of fitting furniture with padding, springs, stuffing, and coverings.  

Reupholstering a chair can turn sorry looking scrap into furniture that looks like a million bucks.

Just look at that transformation! Safe to say the fabric used there played a big role.

It finishes the look and is what will be displayed to everyone. Think of it as a window into your personal style, taste and preference.

Of course, aesthetics aren’t everything when it comes to fabric selection. As it turns out, there’s a bizarre number of different things to consider. 

Read on.

How to choose fabric for upholstery

So why can’t we just pick out a fabric that looks good to us? What about it being our personal style and preference?

I wish it was going to be easy as that but there are important things you’ll need to consider before choosing the right fabric.

Starting with the obvious: 


Upholstery fabrics come in a huge range of prices depending on material and quality. 

But this doesn’t mean that “good” fabrics with desirable properties have to be expensive.

Modern technology has made it possible to get some incredibly high performing and comfortable fabrics for cheap.

To make sure you don’t go crazy with your spending, search up how much fabric it will take to upholster your desired object want and estimate the costs.


What message would you like to send? 

Different fabrics associate themselves with different feelings. They can blend into the surrounding or accent your furniture.

Look for something that is cohesive with your surrounding decor.

Here’s a few ideas:

Leather has a masculine and sleek appearance. 

Linen is the classic choice for creating a shabby-chic rustic farmhouse look. 

Velvet on the other hand exudes a dramatic and bold image.

Unfortunately, color may limit your selection since not all fabrics can be dyed in a manner that achieves the color and richness you may be looking for. 


 “What will it be used for?” is the most important consideration.

Fabric durability is measured by the Wyzenbeek count (a.k.a double rub count) in the US and the Martindale count in the EU. They are industry standards.

Basically it means how many rubs it will take for it to show wear. The rubs are performed differently in the US and EU, hence the different names.

So it’s important to consider what the fabric will be used for, where it is placed, presence of kids and pets, etc as they will all determine how tough you need the fabric to be.

Furniture like sofas need some of the highest rub counts as they are used (and rubbed) way more than a headboard.

That’s why our fabrics and sofa covers come with a double rub count of at least 21,750 double rubs or 29,000 Martindale cycles.

Put into perspective, 15,000 double rubs (20,000 Martindale cycles) is considered appropriate for heavy residential use. 


If you’re a set it and forget it kind of person then maintenance is an all important consideration.

Fabrics like leather don’t cling to debris, odour or anything really and can be wiped down for the most part.

Conversely, fabrics (like velvet) stain very visibly and simply attract pet/dander like shoppers to a black friday sale. Even worse, highly delicate fabrics such as silk must be professionally cleaned to prevent it from being damaged.

As you can see, there’s a wide range of effort required in the maintenance department for different fabrics.

With that in mind, when it comes to heavy cleaning for big pieces, you’ll want fabrics that are machine washable.

Remember this well as down the line they can really save you hours of effort spent scrubbing.

Easy enough so far. Now here are some less obvious factors to think about:


The drape of the fabric is how stiff it is. Kind of.

Upholstery fabrics must be pliable enough to wrap around the upholstered object and fit well enough to frame a nice outline around the upholstered piece.

In an extreme scenario, imagine trying to upholster a cushion in cardboard. It simply does not fold and tuck in well enough to fit the cushion nicely.

And yes, cardboard isn’t upholstery fabric but it demonstrates how important drape is.


Typically, heavier fabrics will be thicker or more dense. This means that they’ll be more durable and let less light through.

This is important for those who are thinking of using upholstery fabric for curtains. 

Conversely, heavier fabrics tend to be less breathable and are less drapeable (real word) which can be unideal for some furniture types. 


Most fabric fades and that’s a fact. What causes it?

The perp in question : light.

In a process called photo-degradation, light (worst of which is UV light) causes the breakdown of the dyes within a fabric.

To a much lesser extent, visible light and heat also contribute to the distortion and fading of a fabrics’ color.

The sun emits all of these – for long periods of time.

So if you’re expecting the upholstery to be placed somewhere that receives lots of sunlight, pick fabrics that don’t fade easily.

Better still, leave them  away from direct sun altogether – unless you’re willing to fork out for specialized window tints.


Some fabrics are treated to alter their natural properties. This may include giving them resistance to fire, fading, stains and so on. Ahhh, the wonders of technology.

Sometimes, these will also alter the feel of the fabric so be on the lookout for this. Even soft, supposedly comfy fabrics may have no breathability, so sweat and vapour won’t readily dissipate. 

On furniture, that’s not great for particularly hot or cold climates. It’ll be hot, humid, and yucky during the summer and frigid during the winter.

Of course, not all fabric treatments cause this. As it turns out, some treatments are incredibly useful. 

The most common fabric treatments are used to make fabrics virtually stain proof. These are normally also made to be very durable. 

In fact, they are taking the world by storm and are reviving the textile industry for higher priced fabrics. 

The stain proofing of these are permanently built in and many of them also are fade-resistant, bleach cleanable, waterproof, and possess a whole host of other desirable traits.

They’re like the superman of fabrics.

Famous brands who manufacture these versatile fabrics include Crypton, Sunbrella and Revolution.

Alternatively, after-market fabric protection are available as well.

Sprays that prevent spills from penetrating deep into the couch and staining it are readily available. These are used on fabrics that aren’t already treated.

It’s not as effective at stain prevention compared to the fabrics that have it in-built but they do still help. Unfortunately, they must be reapplied after machine washing or every few months. 

Scotchguard is a well-known brand selling these sprays. Be wary when applying them though, as it may void any warranties that came with the fabric.

Ultimately, all of these fabric protections come at a premium so it really depends on whether you need the extra bells & whistles and how much you’re willing to pay.

Pet Friendliness

Worried about your fur babies threatening your new upholstery? Pick a pet friendly material.

This would be a fabric does not attract pet hair and stain easily. Being easy to clean would be awesome. 

Brownie points if the fabric isn’t too textured or loose, with snaggable loopy threads that may hook onto your pets’ claws.

To be clear, if your cat decides that it wants (not by accident) to destroy your new upholstery then no fabric will be safe. Best bet would be to try and convince it not to.

Allergies are another common concern. Fabrics that are more hypoallergenic tend to prevent allergens from penetrating into the fabric and remain on the surface where they can be brushed / vacuumed off. 

Hypoallergenic fabrics aren’t great real estate for dustmites to move in. Leather is a pretty great at this and easy to clean.

Alas, leather doesn’t come cheap so make sure your pets behave around it or prepare for expensive heartache.

Mildew and mold

Mold and mildew can grow on fabric, especially if they are natural fabrics – which are far more absorbent than their synthetic counterparts, and thus prone to microbial damage.

If untreated, mold and mildew will leave you with a musty odor and discolored fabrics that will rot until they eventually disintegrate. Scary stuff!

De-humidifiers help somewhat in the never ending war against mold but natural fabrics are generally not a suitable choice for any household with stagnant air above 80% relative humidity.

So watch out for this especially when facing humid summer weather.

Have you gotten all that? Excellent! It’s time to learn about the different types of upholstery fabrics there are widely available.

What upholstery fabrics are there

Upholstery fabrics can be divided into two categories. Natural or synthetic.

Naturally, natural fabrics are derived from natural sources. 

Synthetics on the other hand are made from various man-made components such as coal, plastic, petroleum and etc. 

Terrifying sounding stuff but don’t let that put you off. The same things are found in many  modern products (even medicine is made of petrochemicals) and won’t harm you in any way.

Unless you plan on eating the fabric then maybe…

Anyways, the first thing to takeaway is that neither is completely superior over the other. They are just good at different things. For example:Natural fabrics are more porous but less resilient than their synthetic counterparts. They tend to be more comfortable, breathable, and are great for chabby-chic looks.

The small wrinkles on the sofa really give it a lived-in look

They are also biodegradable which is a bonus for Earth.

Synthetics on the other hand are durable and less porous, which means less breathable but also less absorbent when it comes to stains. 

Stains simply don’t soak in and will be easier to wipe down when the soup comes pouring.

The added benefit to the lack of absorbency is that it resists mold and mildew which need humid conditions to thrive.

Furthermore, as they are more rigid, synthetics generally hold their shape better. 

Opposite to the rustic farmhouse look inspired by natural fibres, synthetics carve out a clean and polished look.

Remember, these are generalizations. Fabric mills have advanced to the point that even 100% polyester can capture the look and feel of linens, wools, cottons and other natural fibers.

But why pick a side? For those who want the good bits of both worlds, there are blended fabrics which incorporate attributes of both natural and synthetics. 

They possess the durability and maintenance ease of synthetics, coupled with the comfort and luxury of natural fabrics. 

So what are some examples of these fabrics? 

Here are some of the most common ones:

Natural upholstery fabrics:


Chenille means caterpillar in French, which is what this fabric is named after. 

That’s because the tufted fabric looks like a row of furry caterpillars.

Chenille in its natural form is created from cotton, but may be blended with silk, rayon, polyester, nylon and other materials to enhance its durability and help prevent the tufts from coming loose. 

Uniquely, the tufts catch light at different angles, creating an attractive luminous sheen when brushed down correctly.

This is similar to how velvet changes its looks depending on how it is ruffled. 

The texture of untreated Chenille is soft due to the tufts and is also very durable, making it a good choice for furniture seeing heavy use.


Classic cotton.

Natural, soft, breathable and affordable.

Not the most resilient fabric in its unblended state, it is still much loved for how comfortable it is. 

Quality cotton fabrics are made with a tight and heavier weave, making it as piling resistant and abrasion proof as possible. 

A tighter weave is particularly important for cotton as loose threads tend to snag against pet-claws, rough nails and the like.

An added benefit to cotton is its heat resistance, allowing many pre-shrunk cotton fabrics to be machine washed when needed.

Cotton blends are also an option to those wanting more durability, though this will alter the feel somewhat.  


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An age-old popular choice for upholstery, leather is beloved for the unique properties it offers over its fabric counterparts.

Derived from animal hides, leather neither feels hot nor cool. It adjusts to the room temperature and will quickly match your body temperature when using it.

It’s the best choice for homes with allergy-sufferers and pets (that behave) as leather is hypoallergenic, doesn’t attract pet hair and easy to clean. 

Simply give it a wipe/vacuum.

Quality leather also does not damage easily, with all but the deepest pet scratches being able to be buffed out with little effort.

Over time, higher quality leathers may even develop a beautiful patina, become softer and increasingly resistant against punctures.

Fabrics don’t do that, they get worn out over time.

If not abused, quality leather can last decades if properly maintained with leather conditioner to prevent it from cracking. 

On the topic of quality, cheaper leathers tend to mask their flaws with heavy dyes and processing which remove the natural-grain.

The most expensive leathers have little to no processing. The natural history of the leather is preserved down to the scratches and insect bites.


The “woven winds” of Egypt.

Clean and rustic, linen is the perfect choice fabric for creating the iconic farmhouse shabby-chic look.

It’s natural, it’s breathable – it’s comfort that does not sacrifice resilience. Linen’s tensile strength puts it leagues above cotton in a contest of durability.

The biggest downside is that pure linen is expensive, which is why many linen fabrics are blended with cotton, synthetic fibers, or something in between like rayon/viscose.

Because it stains easily, linen is not the best choice in households with pets and kids.


Good things don’t come cheap and silk is definitely one of them.

It’s light, luxurious, and quite literally “smooth as silk”. 

It’s also naturally soft without any chemical treatment and this smoothness makes it very un-abrasive. A lifesaver for people who suffer from skin allergies and sensitive skin.

Even better, silk is very moss/mildew resistant and hypoallergenic. Dust mites stay away from silk.

Fun fact : that’s because silk is spun by the silk worm as a protection against these threats.

These properties have made it a coveted material throughout history, being used in clothing and upholstery for centuries.

At some point in time silk was only for the king, his relatives and friends in ancient China.

But for all its regality, silk is extremely inconvenient.

Great care should be taken when cleaning silk. It is one of the most delicate fabrics. 

Harsh chemicals, and strong abrasion damages it. That’s why it needs to be professionally dry-cleaned.

Keep it out of sunlight as well. It is very susceptible to photo-degradation.

And of course, it’s very expensive so be wary of using it around kids and pets which may scratch and stain it.

Maybe after reading all of that, the question you’re asking in your head is “what doesn’t damage silk?”


Distinguished by its buttery soft feel and available in bold, luminous colors, velvet is a material that screams “touch me”. 

It’s the best fabric choice for dramatic pieces so bring out that inner showman!

Strictly, velvet isn’t a natural fabric as it refers to the signature short, dense pile which gives it the softness and shininess that it’s known for. 

“Velvet fabric” actually can be made from natural or synthetic fibers and shares lots of similarities with chenille.

Like chenille, it’s soft and scatters light depending on how the way that it is arranged making it look like a different shade and texture according to how it’s patted down. 

It can be very eye catching.

Bold and luminous, velvet stands out in any living room

As a furniture fabric, velvets are very suitable for cozy winter nights as they retain heat. The creamy fleece-like feeling makes it exceptionally comfortable to sit and lie on. 

On the other hand, velvet has some pretty notable drawbacks.

While it doesn’t snag easily against pet claws, velvet attracts pet hair and other allergens easily. 

It also stains fast and stains noticeably, making it a pretty high maintenance choice.

So if you want velvet, pay particular attention to make sure the fabric is machine washable.


Good ole wool. It’s breathable, feels great and is incredibly hard-wearing due to its spring-like crimp. No wonder it’s been used for centuries!

Unfortunately, it’s kinda expensive too.

Made from sheep hair/fur? fleece, wool is a great natural fibre that feels luxurious and is good for the environment. 

Pure wool may be difficult to clean due to its tendency to shrink, however modern wool fabrics are almost always blended with synthetics.

This makes it even more resilient, especially to piling and wrinkling as well as allowing it to be cleaned more easily. 

Some can even be machine washed.

Synthetic Fabrics


Highly resilient and easy to clean, polyester is a flexible synthetic fabric. It can be manufactured to take on a variety of feelings, textures, and colors.

Crisp or soft, dull or bold, it’s hard to believe that two very different looking and feeling fabrics are both made from 100% polyester.

It’s affordable and functional too. 

The fact that polyester is resistant to just about everything thrown at it make it one of the best fabric choices for outdoor furniture.

It’s mildew resistant, fade resistant, abrasion resistant, wrinkle resistant, water-repellant, and lightweight.

But like a Pokemon, it does have a weakness. That would be oil stains – which are a pain to remove.

Save for that many blends can be cleaned to look-new perfection by machine washing.

A real top contender for the budget to performance champion! Which is why polyester is the most common material to blend with other fabrics.

The resulting blend will be easier to clean, wrinkle less and more durable.

Something to look out for is the fact that lighter colors do stain on polyester. But it can be cleaned easily, but that’s a matter of extra work.

Faux Leather

Sleek, expensive looking with all the feel of leather. 

Quite unsurprising, faux leather was made solely to imitate the real deal.

It’s typically created from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyurethane (PU) and textured to match the patterns on real leather.

Despite being completely synthetic, the technology to create it has come so far that the majority of people would be unable to distinguish between the two.

And it’s much, much cheaper than the real thing. So what are the downsides?

Unlike leather, faux leather is prone to cracking and peeling. While all faux leather suffers from this, it is especially true on the lower quality ones.

Hard to tell that it isn’t real leather

Conditioners may be used to extend the life of faux leather, but simply put it gets worse with age. 

Real leather on the other hand gets softer and develops a protective patina.

Additionally, despite being scratch resistant to an impressive degree, faux leather is prone to puncturing.

It’s also not breathable. At all. 

This means that humid environments can be particularly uncomfortable if you were to take a nap on a sofa upholstered in faux leather.

So surprise, surprise, faux leather is best used as a leather substitute. 

Upholster in faux leather if real leather is too costly and enjoy the same looks and to some degree, the same benefits.

It really shines in homes with pets or children since it can be replaced, is easy to clean and hypoallergenic.


Lightweight wonder fabric of the 21st century. This ultra-fine fabric is typically made from a blend of polyester and nylon.

Microfiber is extremely dense and durable, incorporating fibers measuring less than a fifth of the diameter of human hair.

This makes it especially soft and because of the fiber density, dyed microfiber looks especially vibrant. It’s available in spectacularly bold, lustrous colors that are fade resistant.

Additionally, microfiber can be manufactured in a multitude of ways to replicate the feel of cotton, velvet, suede leather and more.

Like faux leather, microsuede (microfiber in a suede texture) is another good option for a vegan leather sofa. 

Another property stemming from the dense weave is that particles do not permeate through.

While not stain-proof, liquid spills bead up instead of instantly soaking in. This buys some much needed time to wipe them off.

Furthermore, allergens are collected on the surface instead of penetrating the fabric, making cleaning a matter of vacuuming it. Pesky dust mites can’t burrow in either.


Common and affordable, Olefin (a.k.a polypropylene)is a wonderful fabric choice for furniture seeing heavy use. 

Fully synthetic, olefin is particularly fade resistant due to the way the color is locked into the fibers during the melting process.

This makes it a great fabric choice for pieces that are exposed to lots of light.

And not just light, olefin is also very resistant to stains, abrasion, mildew, fire. 

Resilient and comfortable, olefin basically has no real weaknesses – an extremely versatile choice for any upholstery application.

Fun fact: Olefin is also one of the synthetic fibers with the least environmental impact.

Rayon / Viscose / Acetate

Rayon is the broad name for a whole host of fabrics which refer to the same product. 

They are semi-synthetic fabrics that is made by chemically breaking down and reforming wood pulp / other plant fibers. 

Differences in the production method births these different names. 

Initially created as artificial silk, rayon suffered from a host of problems such as pilling, wrinkling and being easily scratched.

Modern rayon has progressed a lot since then. Especially the type used for upholstery which is normally blended with synthetics.

The new and improved rayon can imitate several fabrics such as cotton, linen and silk. Impressively, the natural fiber properties of these are captured in all their glory. 

Like fully natural fabrics, it’s soft, breathable, and absorbent.

It’s also cheap (ahem, inexpensive) which makes it the third most used textile fabric in the world. 

But it isn’t perfect.

Rayon is still not very durable. It has the lowest elastic recovery of the natural fibers which results in a much higher chance of it permanently losing its shape when stretched and damaged.

Yup, it still gets pilled, wrinkled and scratched easily. Even more so when wet, which temporarily weakens it.

To make things worse, rayon is highly flammable unless it has been treated.

So, if you’re living in more “adult” household without any foreseeable accidents to endanger your upholstery then this may be the choice for you. 

Just don’t use it for heavy use pieces. It’s basically discount silk!

These are the most common fabrics used for upholstery. Of course there are more, but for the sake of my tired fingers, we unfortunately can’t go over every type of fabric.

You should however find something for your needs in the list above.

Another great way of determining what’s right for you is to consult the shop that sells them. 

Picking a fabric that will adorn your furniture for years to come should always involve due research after all.

How to clean upholstery fabric

Enjoying a bowl of pasta when suddenly your upholstery is too? Not to worry, they can be cleaned.

Here’s how:

Consult the labels of the upholstery fabric

Some upholstery fabrics are machine washable. These are pre-shrunk (if it’s a natural fabric), color-fast and not fragile enough to be damaged in the washing machine.

It’s always a good idea to start by checking if there are any laundry / manufacturer tags and follow the instructions given.

If there are, simply check for any zippers, chuck them into the wash under the delicate setting and air dry them afterwards. Never use heat.

Not machine washable? Well, cleaning codes are more common when it comes to upholstery fabric. They are the standard and have been used for over 50 years.

Here they are:


  • S – Water can stain certain types of fabrics and with the “S” label, you should be particularly wary. Strictly, the “S” means dry cleaning only. Do NOT use water or any form of water-based cleaners. Use dry cleaning solvents and do not over-saturate the fabric with them.
  • W – “W” for water! Fabrics with this label are cleaned with water-based upholstery shampoos, foams and upholstery cleaners. Similarly, do not over saturate with water. That’s a rule that should always be followed.
  • WS – Fabrics with the “WS” label can be cleaned with water-based or solvent-based cleaners. Using mild detergents and mild dry-cleaning solvents are effective in spot cleaning this type of fabric.
  • X – Typically seen on delicate fabrics like silk, the “X” means it shouldn’t be cleaned with any form of cleaning agent. This can cause the fabric to shrink or stain. It should either be vacuumed / brushed lightly or professionally cleaned.

These cleaning codes serve as general guidelines, and they offer general advice. For more specific information, consult the internet!

Search for fabric specific cleaning information

Searching for specific cleaning information for the fabric in question can help achieve a deeper clean and prolong it’s life.

The best answer on how to clean the fabric would be provided by the shop that sold the fabric so don’t hesitate to ask.

Alternatively, if you know what the fabric is made of, it is possible to search for specific cleaning information such as “How do I clean red wine stains from 100% cotton upholstery fabric”

This will yield better advice when compared to the general cleaning instructions offered by the cleaning codes.

DIY cleaning the fabric

Preparing for the clean

As long as the fabric can be cleaned with water-based solutions (“W” or “WS” label) , you could take cleaning matters into your own hands. 

Service costs can be so high nowadays…

To get started, vacuum the fabric. It is essential to get rid of the dust, hair and debris prior to starting the clean lest they get wet and stick to the fabric.

While vacuuming, make sure not to use highly abrasive nozzle attachments, be too rough or set the suction too high.

This may damage the fabric so be extra careful when dealing with more delicate fabrics.

Creating the cleaning solution

Mix half a teaspoon of dish soap (not dish detergent) with one cup of water.

Mix the solution well and it should be good enough to give the fabric a general clean.

More heavily stained areas may require slightly more dish soap to be mixed in. 

Time to clean

Remember microfiber? That’s the cloth material you’ll want to use to clean your upholstery.

It’s soft, absorbent and has a huge density of very fine fibers – like a tiny toothbrush for brushing out dirt. 

So quickly go grab a microfiber cleaning cloth, it’s time to clean! 

One thing to make sure is that the color of the cleaning cloth doesn’t run so wash it and test it out on a scrap piece of fabric first.

If the cloth is color-fast, you’re ready to start testing out cleaning an inconspicuous area of your fabric.

It’ll make sure that the cleaning process doesn’t ruin the fabric. Simply wet the cloth in the cleaning solution, then dab and blot firmly onto a small spot and leave it to dry.

Do the same for the rest of the fabric if there are no issues. Spend extra effort on stains and avoid scrubbing whenever possible as this may damage the fabric.

Remember not to go overboard and saturate the fabric in water.


Why didn’t we wet that fabric like we had a super soaker in a waterpark? Because drying.

Remember that mold and mildew grow on lots of fabrics and leaving them damp for long periods of time exacerbates the risk of it happening.

To speed up the process, ensure the drying area is ventilated. 

Get creative and open the windows, leaving the fan on at full blast or use the dry setting on your AC.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, never use heat (like a hairdryer) to dry the fabric. The heat is damaging to synthetics and can shrink natural fabrics.   

Does that sound like a lot of work? Well, it is.

But if you’re willing to do the cleaning yourself, you’d save a couple of hundred on professional steam or dry cleaning.

Use that money to treat yourself instead!

Upholstery alternatives

Professional upholstery is expensive ($800+), and diy-ing it yourself takes skill. Depending on the fabric used, it can make for some expensive mistakes.

Good thing we have alternatives. Such as:

Painting upholstery

Have some worn-out upholstery that needs a new life? Try repainting it.

An alternative cost effective solution (with lots of effort), upholstery can be painted using fabric paint. 

Done correctly, you won’t have to worry about paint rubbing off on your clothes nor the fabric feeling like a crumbly croissant. Good fabric paint won’t change how your upholstery feels.

Even better if you get good at this obscure skill. You’d could turn the thrift-store into your new hangout and remodel your room on the dime.

Paint your hauls and have an infinite supply of basement bargain furniture.

Enough fantasizing. Here’s what painting upholstery can do:

The results speak for themselves on this one.

However, if you’re not looking for the extra effort, here’s a solution for sofas, chairs and just about any form of seatery.

Sofa Slipcovers

Custom sofa slipcovers are something we feel that everyone should know about.

They will transform your standard sofa into a personalized look new, feel new version of itself.

It’s the sofa equivalent of a face-lift.

In fact, the sofas you may have seen throughout the post are all slipcovered in our line of fabrics.

Chairs, ottomans and any other type of worn-out seatery (should be a real word) can be slipcovered too.

So, as long as the frame and cushions are holding up, a slipcover will make it seem as if you had just brought it back from the store.

If you’re curious about using sofa covers as an alternative to upholstery, don’t forget to order fabric samples to get some first hand touchy-feely experience.

By the way, you should also order samples for any upholstery fabric that you’re considering purchasing. All fabric sellers should offer these so make sure to use them.

In the end, no matter what solution you choose, the takeaway is that these are furniture pieces that will be around for awhile. 

So pour over this article again, fire Google up and consult your local sellers. This is something you’ll want to get right.

With that said, you now know everything needed to get started on your journey. Good luck young grasshopper!

Thinking of getting a sofa slipcover? Take our slipcover fabrics for a test run here:

Home, Furniture & DIY upholstery fabric Rolls Furniture

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90,000 What widths are fabrics – a complete overview from Treartex

Length and width, as well as density and composition, are among the most important indicators of a fabric. The width of the fabric is influenced by the length of the weft threads (measured from edge to edge). The length of the web in a roll is determined by the length of the warp threads. Weft threads run along the entire width and during weaving they are pulled less than the main ones, they remain loose, so the finished fabric can stretch in this direction.

Rolls are produced with a footage from 10 to 120-150 m and a width from 35-50 cm to 260-300 cm.There are regulated parameters for winding fabric in a roll. For example, for fabrics of materials 140–150 cm wide, the standard is 42 m, for fabrics 220 cm wide – a little shorter, 33 m. Accordingly, the diameter and volume of a roll depend on the number of meters of material in it.

The width of textile products has a great influence on the sewing process of various products. It is this value that determines the choice of the future model, the development of the structure, the convenience of placing the patterns and the economy of cutting.

What is the width of the fabric – light, curtain, upholstery? Lightweight fabrics made from natural threads, for example, calico, are usually produced in widths of 75-100 cm. Most fabrics made of silk, linen, synthetic fibers, such as polyester (PES), have a width of 90-150 cm from the edge (longitudinal edge) to the hem.

Interesting facts about the width of commercial textiles

Fact # 1: imported fabrics brought from countries that still use hand weaving are 40-80 cm wide.This is exactly the width of looms for light and medium-weight fabrics.

The width of knitted fabrics is from 90 to 180 cm, when cutting it is important to remember that the knitted fabric stretches well.

Fact # 2: Most fabric printing equipment is about 1600mm wide. Accordingly, most of the patterned canvases can only be narrow.

Light curtain and dense curtain fabrics are most often of medium width – 140–150 cm.The width of a roll can exceed 220 cm if it is tulle, veil, organza, and only in exceptional cases reaches 300–320 cm. This format is not common.

While the width of the rolls of tulle fabric can exceed 3 m, standard fabrics 140–150 cm wide are used for upholstering upholstered furniture. Both 150 and 220 cm are suitable for bed linen. Convenience depends on the width and length of the fabric chosen and the rationality of cutting.

Fact # 3: Germany was once the main supplier of textiles.Since houses with narrow windows predominated in the country, the fabric for curtains was made of an average width – less than 150 cm. Wide products were intended for export.

The wider the fabric, the higher its price, but it is more convenient to place the patterns, and the cutting becomes more economical. Thus, the size of the fabric directly affects the final cost of the product, so it is important to calculate everything correctly.

Why the width of the fabric on a roll can vary

The rationality of production processes is largely determined by the stability of the width of the fabric throughout the entire piece, roll or cut.A uniform indicator indicates that the material was produced properly, in accordance with technological standards, and that the weft and warp threads were correctly positioned and laid.

Why Stable Width Matters

If a strip of fabric has significant differences in width, then this inevitably leads to an increase in waste, and therefore to a decrease in the profitability of garment production. Such defects can occur as a result of the action of factors of a different nature.However, the main reasons for unstable tissue width can be identified:

  • violation of processing technology;
  • 90,041 personnel errors during production operations;

  • poor organization of product quality control;
  • poor quality of raw materials.

All this leads to the fact that the width of the textiles will be different in individual sections of the canvas. This complicates the cutting and laying of the fabric, and also significantly increases the consumption of material.If the enterprise receives a batch of substandard fabric, then the technological process has to add stages of sorting and other additional control. Also, the work of the sewing laboratory and technologists becomes much more complicated, since it is necessary to position the patterns outside the box.

How does the processing technology affect the width of the fabric

When organizing a sewing production, it should be borne in mind that some finishing operations can change the width of the fabric. For example, circular knitted fabrics after dyeing can lose up to 10% of their transverse dimensions.If the procedure for expanding the fabric web was held under excessive stress, then the material will contract not only during curing, but also during cutting and even in the finished product. Therefore, it is recommended to introduce an automatic width control system into the production cycle of a sewing enterprise. Such equipment helps to significantly reduce the likelihood of rejects and reduce the likelihood of incorrect calculations and measurements in the further process.

Consult the Professionals

A simple fabric characteristic such as width is critical to the sustainability of production and the quality of the finished product, so you need to carefully select it.The Treartex company offers a wide range of optimal textile products for your needs. We guarantee that the width of the fabrics from our catalog, if it varies, is strictly within the limits of the permissible standard indicators. Also, each position has a photo so that you can appreciate the appearance of our materials. We release products both in running meters and in rolls. If you still have questions, just call us or leave a request on the website. This will allow you to get professional advice and make the right choice.

What is the difference between non-woven wallpaper and vinyl wallpaper

What is the difference between vinyl and non-woven wallpapers and what to choose?

Paradox: the larger the assortment, the more difficult it is to make a choice. Even 20-30 years ago, only paper wallpapers were presented on the market of finishing materials. Now progress has provided a much larger selection of materials from which the wallpaper is made.

People often do not really know how wallpaper differs from each other, except for color and design.Let’s figure it out.

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What is vinyl wallpaper

This material consists of two layers: the first – fabric or paper base, the second – the front layer of polyvinyl chloride. This substance is used in the manufacture of linoleum and has a strong and dense structure, due to which such wallpapers are not afraid of mechanical stress – they can be washed and cleaned with a brush.

Vinyl wallpaper has the following positive qualities:

  • vinyl is not subject to combustion;
  • is not afraid of moisture;
  • does not fade in the sun;
  • excellent resistance to scratches and other mechanical influences

Which is better: vinyl or non-woven wallpaper?

What about moisture resistance?

Non-woven backing is composed of cellulose – which is known to swell on contact with water. Therefore, they cannot be used in all rooms of the house.Non-woven fabric is suitable for living rooms, bedrooms, offices – rooms with dry air.

Exception – paintable wallpaper covered with moisture resistant paint. The application of paintwork materials creates a protective layer on the surface that provides protection against moisture. There are also moisture resistant rolls that eliminate the need for painting – but even they should not be used in a bathroom or close to water.

Vinyl wallpapers are covered with polyvinyl chloride, which ensures the absence of hygroscopicity and moisture permeability – water simply will not get on the non-woven base.Suitable for decoration in the hallway, kitchen and bathroom. Thanks to the features of hot stamping technology, the surface is washable – not afraid even of brushing.

Polyvinyl chloride gives a significant advantage to wallpaper, allows you to use them in damp and even wet areas.

Which wallpaper is durable?

Alteration of repairs every 2-3 years negatively affects not only the state of the wallet, but also the nervous system. Moreover, it takes a lot of time and effort.To glue wallpaper less often, choose options with the longest possible service life.

Strength is determined primarily by resistance to mechanical stress and abrasion, but lightfastness also affects the service life.

Non-woven wallpapers are a little more reliable than paper ones: but in places of increased stress (corridor, kitchen) they quickly become unusable. The degree of UV protection differs from model to model. wallpaper for walls made of this material is usually light, they are not threatened with fading.

Vinyl wallpapers, especially those produced using hot stamping technology, are not afraid of almost anything: in fact, this type of wallpaper can be called plastic. They are not erased from contact with furniture or constant touching, and dirt is cleaned with clean water or detergent. Vinyl’s colors are brighter, designs are more interesting – at the same time it is not afraid of the sun from the word at all.

For kitchens and bathrooms, there is the so-called “kitchen vinyl” – such wallpapers differ from the usual ones with an additional rubberized layer that resists water ingress and facilitates easy cleaning.

Subject to the operating conditions (no mechanical stress, high humidity), the non-woven liner will last up to 8 years. High-quality vinyl canvases are characterized by increased durability, retain their original appearance for up to 20 years.

Which wallpaper is heavier?

It is unlikely that this factor will be decisive when choosing a material, but it cannot be ignored. Because a lot of weight can be a disadvantage when ordering goods for repair online and issuing long-distance transportation.

Although non-woven and have a difference from paper in the composition, they still weigh a little: the average weight of a wide 10-meter roll is ~ 2 kg. This compares to a narrow 10m roll of hot-stamped vinyl. Its weight is ~ 1.7 kg.

This fact necessitates the use of a special adhesive for vinyl wallpaper – it must be viscous in order to hold heavy webs.

Which ones are more environmentally friendly?

To figure out which of the finishing materials is less dangerous, you should disassemble the composition of each.

Non-woven wallpaper

Considered a practical analogue of paper wallpaper. Made from a mixture of natural (cellulose) and synthetic (polyester) fibers. At the same time, synthetics are environmentally friendly, do not emit harmful substances and are even suitable for use in children’s rooms.

In fact, all the advantages of paper-based material remain: the wallpaper allows steam to pass through, breathes, and does not emit harmful substances. But at the same time they are resistant to moisture and have high strength.

Vinyl wallpaper

Depending on the type, the base is made of cellulose (paper) or a mixture of cellulose and polyester (non-woven).The main difference from non-woven material in the composition of the top layer: for vinyl it is polyvinyl chloride. Moreover, there is vinyl foamed or hot stamping (includes silk-screen printing – sealing silk threads under a film by means of high temperature).

The danger comes from PVC: if an unscrupulous manufacturer saved money, the canvases can emit corrosive volatile substances – including the dangerous compound vinyl chloride.

Another disadvantage – vinyl wall covering does not allow air to pass through, which can cause mold and mildew formation.To avoid this, the walls must be primed, and the glue must be used for vinyl wallpaper – it also contains antiseptic additives.

The above does not apply to evaporated vinyl – thanks to a special process, harmful substances are removed from it during production and the coating becomes absolutely safe. True, such a roll is 1.5-2 times more expensive than usual.

Non-woven fabric is more environmentally friendly and safer for health. Even high-quality PVC wallpaper should not be used in children’s rooms and bedrooms.

Which ones are more difficult to glue?

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How to glue non-woven wallpaper?

For those who have ever dealt with paper, the process of working with interlining will seem almost trivial. It is enough to apply the glue only to the wall, and apply dry paper on top.

Working with non-wet material is certainly easier. Considering that the polyester does not stretch and tear, it is not difficult to work with them. The only caveat is the foamed surface. When smoothing with a spatula, it is easy to damage it, so you should level the canvases with extreme caution.

Width is also important: non-woven fabrics are usually produced in rolls of 106 cm. On the one hand, repairs move faster. Plus, with fewer joints, it’s easier to piece the pattern together and create a neat wall. On the other hand, it is more difficult to level a bulky wide canvas without waves and bubbles from floor to ceiling, especially if you have to glue it alone.

Important! Some types of non-woven fabric are not completely removed from the walls. The smooth backing left over from the old coating greatly simplifies preparation for the final finish in the future – it will be easy enough to prime it and new strips can be glued.In addition, the visibility of the joints eliminates the need for marking before pasting.

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How to glue vinyl wallpaper?

Heavy vinyl wallpaper necessarily requires a special glue – it contains substances that prevent the canvas from sliding off the wall until it dries completely. The second nuance that affects the ease of gluing the strips is the base. With non-woven glue, it is applied to the wall, and the paper will have to be smeared itself and wait for swelling – this makes the process more difficult.

But it is much easier to join dense heavy canvases: the edges will not be swept in the process of transportation or improper storage, they will remain dense and even – which means they will fit exactly to each other.

It is easier to glue dense vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven backing or non-woven without a brittle foam layer.

What are the more designs?

When choosing between vinyl and non-woven, you should pay attention not only to the durability and smoothing of uneven walls, but also to the appearance. After all, in the end, the color affects the final result of finishing work.

Non-woven fabrics do not differ in a variety of design findings.Most of the canvases are plain and smooth. The relief structure is achieved with the help of foaming, but it is not very convenient to work with such a texture. But the drawings are deep: after all, they are not applied to the surface, but are obtained as a result of mixing colored fibers.

Vinyl wallpaper, due to the manufacturing method, is considered to be more varied. They can be covered with an ornament, have a relief on the surface or imitate various textures (leather, wood, brick, concrete). The color palette is also extensive: from monochrome or pastel, to bright, deep, saturated shades.

Of the two options (vinyl or non-woven), the first has more design options.

Which are cheaper?

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The question of price is one of the main issues in the repair. Pricing policy varies, but medium vinyl will cost more, non-woven – cheaper. At the same time, some types of pulp can be comparable in price to vinyl of medium or low quality: especially when it comes to a designer collection or a limited edition.

Both types can cost the same: but with the same quality vinyl will cost much more.

What is the difference: comparative table of characteristics

The summary table will show the difference between vinyl and non-woven wallpaper:




Non-woven Vinyl
Waterproof Low resistance Low resistance Breathe, maintain a good microclimate Do not let air in, fungus may form
Service life Up to 10 years Up to 20 years
Weight Heavier than paper, but light
Environmentally friendly Safe for children and adults Can release chemicals
Sticking Easy with certain skills Easy to measure Skills
Difficulty of care Practically impossible to clean Washable, you can use cleaning agents


Limited colors and applied patterns Virtually no restrictions

Dense foam types erase small defects in the walls Highly hide irregularities

No material is perfect: vinyl canvases last for a long time, but not suitable for bedrooms and nurseries.Non-woven ones do not differ in high density, but they are absolutely safe. Which one to choose depends on the place of use, the repair budget and many other factors.

Which wallpaper is better: vinyl or non-woven? What is the difference, the difference in the composition of non-woven, washable options

The construction market is now full of various types of wall coverings. Coming to the store, we sometimes have no idea where to start the search. Choosing by color and pattern is just the tip of the iceberg.And if paper coverings have been familiar to us for a long time, with all their pros and cons, then other types of wallpaper remain a mystery for most beginners in repair.

General Features

Vinyl and non-woven wallpapers are flooding building materials stores. They have a variety of colors, textures and prices. To understand which wallpaper is better to choose for decorating your home, you need to determine what it is. And compare these two types of paintings with each other for different indicators.


This is a two-layer coating.The basis is non-woven or paper. But they insignificantly affect the properties of the wallpaper. The tone is set by the top layer of polyvinyl chloride. There are several types of these wallpapers:

  • Foamed vinyl. Water, exposed to high temperatures, foams and acquires a volumetric openwork structure. For all its splendor, the wallpaper is quite light. Glitter is often added to the coating to add solemnity.
  • Hot stamping: When heated, the various effects and the treatment with the embossing rollers produce an embossed pattern.
    • vinyl compact has strength and the ability to withstand almost any mechanical stress, conveys texture, imitating stone, wood, leather, brick;
    • Heavy vinyl coverings are very dense, thick and hide the unevenness of the walls;
    • silk-screen printing has a slight relief. Silk threads are woven into vinyl and patterns are embossed. Shimmering in the light makes the wallpaper look like real silk. It is a budget and reliable imitation of real fabric wallpaper;
    • There is also a version of hot-stamped wallpaper where the surface is treated with a foam suppressant for a more dramatic pattern.
  • Evaporated vinyl – by evaporating harmful substances from the wallpaper layer, they become more environmentally friendly.
  • Kitchen vinyl with a dense rubberized layer. It is able to replace ceramic tiles, washable and moisture resistant.
Non-woven fabric

The wallpaper is made on the basis of non-woven material – non-woven fabric. Like paper, it has cellulose fibers, but non-woven coatings differ from paper ones in strength and density.The structure is smooth and embossed. These canvases are good for painting. Withstand several color coats.

Smooth canvases are produced mainly in white only for finishing with subsequent painting. Embossed have different patterns and are found in different colors.

What is the difference?

To understand the difference between the wallpaper in use, needs to compare their characteristics:

  • Non-woven wallpaper is strong and resilient.When exposed to glue, they do not sag, do not stretch and do not shrink. Vinyl on paper is less practical in this regard. But wallpaper on a non-woven basis also has these qualities. This is the best choice if you decide to renovate a new building or a wooden house. Possible cracks and changes in corners in the space of the room will not affect the decoration of the walls.
  • Vinyl canvases have a wider variety of choices. As an imitation of a variety of natural and construction coatings, they have no equal.Available in brick, stone, wood, soft leather, velvety and silk, you can choose the right finish for every style and taste. Non-woven in this regard provides a much poorer palette of colors and patterns.
  • Non-woven fabric is made on the basis of cellulose, so it is environmentally friendly and safe. The material allows the walls to breathe, allows steam to pass through. This prevents the formation of mold. Vinyl is scared because of the possible release of harmful substances into the atmosphere.But if the wallpaper is of high quality, then there is no harm to health. But surfaces will not be breathable anyway.
  • Fire resistance is characteristic of both types of wallpaper. But in a fire, vinyl flooring will release hazardous chemicals into the air. In this regard, non-woven fabric is safer than
  • PVC coatings are thicker and heavier than cellulosic coatings. Heavy vinyl is almost impossible to stick alone.
  • Both types of coatings mask small irregularities in the walls quite well, provided that they have a relief texture.But non-woven wallpaper, unlike vinyl, has the property of translucent dark spots. Therefore, the wall in this case will have to be well putty. Although both materials adhere perfectly after pasting.
  • Convenience of gluing in the process of repair is more likely behind non-woven linen and wallpaper based on it. The canvases are generally one meter wide, and the glue is applied directly to the wall. Therefore, the finishing process may well be handled by one person. Adhesives must be carefully selected in accordance with the type of wallpaper.Non-woven requires a solution for heavy wallpaper, with vinyl there are fewer problems in choosing.

But for dense and thick materials it is better to select a high-quality composition. This will also give an advantage in the harmlessness of the wall covering.

  • Both coatings are reasonably moisture resistant. Non-woven wallpaper does not deform after soaking. They can be wiped off with damp cloths or a sponge, but vinyl can be cleaned with household chemicals, and some can even be rubbed with brushes.This is very convenient for rooms with high pollution. You need to pay attention to the labels on the rolls. The signs on them will indicate how best to clean the coverings.
  • When it comes to service life, there are various aspects involved. In general, non-woven coatings are more durable and stronger. Vinyl can be used for more than 10 years. Moreover, the term for paper substrates is shorter than for non-woven ones. Hot-stamped wallpaper has a lifespan of up to 15 years.
  • Both coatings have paint options.It is convenient and economical, because paint can be used to change the decor of your home or office several times. Plus, water-based dyes do not greatly affect the environmental friendliness of the wallpaper. This is important in the case of interlining. Such coatings, painted with a high-quality composition, can last you up to 30 years. It is better to use water-based and acrylic paints. They will cause less damage to the naturalness of the coating. Although with each layer, the air permeability is significantly reduced.
  • Non-woven coverings with a large relief are highly susceptible to mechanical stress.Any sharp, hard object can cause irreparable damage to them. Vinyl canvases have a much higher resistance to this effect. Both types of products and the highlighted structure have one small drawback – dust accumulates in the depressions, and you need to pay more attention to cleaning the wallpaper.
  • Non-woven fabrics, as a rule, are at least 20-25% more expensive than vinyl ones. In the luxury segment, the price tag may be the same. Most of the exclusive wallpapers are vinyl coverings, because of the wider aesthetic possibilities than non-woven ones.

Which one to choose?

Having studied all the advantages and disadvantages of this or that type of wallpaper, you yourself must decide which advantages are more important for your interior design. Non-woven coverings are definitely better suited for a nursery. Pay attention to the embossed drawings, pick up a bright paint. Walls can be decorated with different shades of the same color: pale and bright. Or dilute pastel colors with an active accent color. In any case, should not overload the big picture.

In the bedroom, it is also better to give preference to breathable wallpaper. Although decorating the wall with vinyl covering will give a unique design to the room. Pastel silk-screen printing will not leave anyone indifferent, and with proper ventilation of the room, the issue of environmental friendliness of vinyl wallpaper can be considered irrelevant.

Both types of wallpaper are suitable for the living room. Of course, hot-embossed vinyl wallpaper or foam textures will give you more room for creativity. Large oriental ornaments will perfectly fit into the Asian style of your interior.Classics and baroque will complement the monograms against a bright background, and the relief volumetric structure will add coziness and luxury to the atmosphere.

Vinyl perfectly imitates wood finish. This is an excellent choice for fans of natural design, eco-style and loft themes. Textured irregularities and roughness will perfectly convey the structure of bark, cuts and boards. A wall or niche made of such a coating will become a real hit in your decor. Adherents of minimalism, industrial style and hi-tech cannot do without imitation of white brick, concrete pavement and plaster.Even the effect of rust on the walls can be represented by vinyl wallpaper.

The main thing is that this finish is several times cheaper than original coatings. And you can easily make repairs yourself without the help of professional teams.

Non-woven material is stronger, more durable and more natural than polyvinyl chloride, but its price is much higher. If your goal is budget finishes, vinyl is your salvation.

Washable wallpaper will be in great demand in the kitchen. Kitchen vinyl does not have a huge selection of colors, but it is possible to find something suitable.And other types of coating will find application here. Eclectic ornaments, geometric patterns and stripes of vibrant colors will highlight the dining area and will impress guests.

It is also better to decorate the corridor and hallway with vinyl materials. You can combine textures and colors in any form: horizontally or vertically, highlight individual zones. Washable and resistant to scratches and clinging textures will retain the appearance of the front of the apartment for a long time.

Even in the bathroom, vinyl wallpaper will find its place.It is better to choose the highest quality and moisture-resistant types of such canvases. A variety of patterns will allow you to apply marine, naturalistic and floral styles.

The premium segment of wallpapers from American and European manufacturers will provide you with a luxurious and exclusive design.

A cabinet made in mahogany tones or a workspace with walls imitating zebra skin will show the status and dignity to your business partners. In the bedroom, the atmosphere of charm and romance will be added by canvases with imitation of various fabrics or python skin.

When calculating the required amount of wallpaper, pay attention to the dimensions of the rolls. Non-woven for painting is half a meter wide and reaches a length of 25 meters per roll. Vinyl-covered cellulose wallpaper is usually about a meter long. Roll of 10 meters . European manufacturers of vinyl wallpaper allow themselves a greater variety of sizes. There are widths of 60, 70, and 80 cm.

Wallpaper with a large pattern should be bought taking into account the fit on the walls.Heavy and dense materials are always glued end-to-end. By stacking them on top of each other, you will get a clear and thick seam on the wall.

Beautiful examples in the interior

An excellent option for a living room in soothing colors – finishing with large flowers.

A bright turquoise background with a metallic pattern will add a special chic to your interior.

The eclectic theme is complemented by voluminous white wall patterns.

A bright saturated shade of decoration with a large pattern will not leave indifferent lovers of palace splendor.

A romantic, floral-themed bathtub can be decorated with washable covers.

The laconic design can be easily diluted with practical non-woven wallpaper for painting.

The charm and splendor of crocodile skin imitated by wallpaper.

For how to choose between vinyl and non-woven wallpaper, see the following video.

Vinyl or non-woven – which wallpaper is better and what is the difference?

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Different materials can be used to decorate the walls in the house.Wallpaper occupies a leading position as a finish. Different types of wallpaper may differ not only in their colors and ornaments, but also in the composition of the materials that were used in their production. The most popular are vinyl or non-woven coatings. However, not everyone knows how vinyl wallpaper differs from non-woven wallpaper.


Vinyl types of finishes can have a backing of both paper and the already mentioned non-woven fabric.This greatly affects the performance of the products and even how they will need to be glued. There are several layers in the structure of this material, each of which performs its own role. Only the covering of the front side is the same – vinyl.

Paper bases are used to produce cheaper options. However, outwardly they are very similar to their more expensive counterparts. To find out what it is made of, you need to carefully look at the labeling of the roll – it indicates the type of base.If you have any questions about the type, it is better to contact the manager, since this moment can be decisive when choosing.

The paper is weaker and may be difficult to apply. Especially if there is no experience in such repairs. The canvas, if handled improperly, can change greatly in size during gluing and shrink after drying. This will lead to the appearance of gaps at the joints of the strips.

Non-woven finish types do not have such serious drawbacks.And the price for them will be slightly less. The same composition is applied to the front surface as used for the base, only in a foamed state, and the structure will be one-layer. When the applied layer dries, it forms a very beautiful surface with a pronounced relief of the pattern. Some types of these coatings are purchased for further painting. Another significant factor will be the special properties characteristic of this particular type of finish.


An important difference between vinyl wallpaper and non-woven wallpaper is that the latter can “breathe”, and vinyl does not let air through.This gives rise to a lot of controversy about the dangers of such a design. However, if enough attention is paid to airing the premises, then they will not cause any harm. However, using such solutions in decorating a bedroom or nursery should be done with caution.

When deciding which wallpaper is best suited – vinyl or non-woven, you can see that the difference will be quite significant, especially if you are decorating rooms in which children will be for a long time or which are intended for sleeping.The surface covered with the second type of finish, unlike vinyl, turns out to be “breathable” and is perfect for decorating any premises, including a nursery or a bedroom. There will be no restrictions here.

In addition, it is possible to purchase a version of the wallpaper intended for coloring. This will make it possible to give the walls any color and shade, at the request of the owners of the house. If necessary, they can be simply repainted by updating the interior for a very small amount.

Vinyl washes perfectly and withstands water ingress.Therefore, almost all surfaces, finished with it, can be cleaned of contamination even with special detergents. With options for painting, not everything is so simple – the paint itself must be resistant to water, then the walls can be washed.


The process of bonding to walls will also be different. Vinyl-coated strips are glued according to the type of base – if it is paper, then the glue will be applied to the panel itself, and if the base is different, then the glue is spread only on the wall, and the strip is applied to it dry.

Non-woven types are always glued in the same way: glue solution is spread on the wall and after that, a strip of material is applied to it. It will be much easier with them in this regard, however, when applying to the wall, you need to be careful – they are not as strong as vinyl and can tear.


It is not so easy to choose which wallpaper is better – vinyl or non-woven. Both there and there are many positive qualities.However, there are several basic criteria, using which you can make your choice much easier.

  • Longer life for vinyl. The difference is two to three years.
  • Non-woven material is less durable.
  • Vinyl coverings are moisture resistant, unlike the second option. Non-woven material is hygroscopic and can only be used in dry rooms without additional processing.
  • Better abrasion resistance for vinyl surfaces. The second type of wallpaper loses very significantly.In cramped spaces, like a corridor, walls will quickly become ugly.
  • Non-woven has a porous structure that allows the walls to breathe. The opponent has almost zero air permeability.
  • It is easier to glue non-woven wallpaper, because the surface of the strip does not need to be covered with glue and because the strip will be much lighter. In addition, there is no need to fear shrinkage.

When choosing a covering, there is no need to wonder which wallpaper is better – non-woven or vinyl.They are too different. You need to make a choice based on their characteristics and the intended place of gluing. In addition, you must not forget that vinyl coatings will be much more expensive. For a limited budget, this can be critical, and you can choose a beautiful pattern and texture for both options.

Which wallpaper is better: paper, non-woven or vinyl?

When choosing wallpaper, you need to take into account not only the design, but also the material from which they are made.In this article, we will look at three main types of wallpaper, each of which has its own pros and cons. Not everyone will go with every room in the house. Today you will find out the difference between paper, non-woven, vinyl wallpaper and you can easily choose the one you need.


Despite the development of technologies and new types entering the market, paper wallpapers do not go down in history, are widespread and popular. This is a classic of the genre.


  • cheap – all the disadvantages of paper wallpaper are offset by a low price
  • wide assortment – a huge variety, many shades, patterns, textures, patterns, they can be smooth and embossed, imitate some materials (silk, pile, plaster)
  • good air permeability – paper wallpaper “breathes”, so the room will not be stuffy, it also prevents the appearance of fungus
  • environmentally friendly – made from natural materials, do not emit harmful substances, safe for health


  • short-lived – enough for 3-5 years
  • fade quickly – do not hang on walls where the sun hits, otherwise the colors will fade
  • difficult to glue – in order to glue well, you need to be a specialist with extensive experience
  • easy to damage – pets will quickly scratch paper wallpaper and make it look obscene
  • not resistant to abrasion – soon you will notice abrasions near the switches, in the corridor in the places of contact with outerwear, etc.p.
  • get dirty easily – absorbs dirt and odors well, it is easy to plant a stain, you cannot wash, only re-glue dirty pieces
  • not washable – water-resistant, easily torn (except for special washable paper wallpaper)
  • are afraid of humidity – due to low water resistance, not suitable for kitchen and bathroom


  • Single layer. The simplest and cheapest, but short-lived, do not hide irregularities, tear easily, they are very difficult to glue.
  • Multi-layer. Denser and stronger, can be embossed, better conceal wall defects, easier to glue.
  • Washable. This is a two-layer wallpaper impregnated with a special composition that makes it relatively waterproof. “Washable” are called conditionally, they should only be gently wiped with a damp cloth.

Where it is appropriate to glue

Paper wallpapers are best suited for rooms with a low degree of stress, with low traffic, where strength is not so important, but beauty is needed. These are bedrooms, living rooms and children’s rooms.

They are also suitable for bedrooms and children’s rooms due to their environmental friendliness and breathability.

Cannot be glued in the kitchen or bathroom. Not recommended in the hallway.

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Non-woven wallpaper is a homogeneous material, velvety and smooth.It is made from cellulose fibers, sometimes with the addition of synthetic fibers and textiles. The technology is similar to paper wallpaper.

IMPORTANT! Not to be confused with non-woven vinyl wallpaper.


  • more durable than paper – will last 8-10 years
  • stronger than paper – in addition to cellulose, the wallpaper contains binder polymers, which provide them with greater wear resistance
  • elastic – not afraid of shrinkage of the new house and the appearance of cracks
  • hide defects and irregularities – it is not necessary to glue non-woven wallpaper on a perfectly prepared surface, due to the density they will hide small irregularities
  • environmentally friendly – made from natural materials, do not emit harmful substances
  • good air and moisture permeability – due to air and vapor permeability, the room will not be stuffy, and mold will not appear on the wall under the wallpaper
  • have a slight noise reduction effect
  • easy to glue – cannot be compared with paper, non-woven wallpaper is very easy to glue, does not tear in the process
  • do not change shape when moistened and dried – do not swell, do not shrink
  • easy to remove – just pry off the edge and remove the wallpaper from the wall
  • other wallpapers can be glued on top of them – non-woven wallpapers do not need to be removed, glue new ones directly onto old ones
  • can be painted – any non-woven wallpaper can be painted, in a sense they were created for this


  • high price – the cost is higher than not only paper, but also vinyl wallpaper
  • get dirty easily – absorbs dirt well and collects dust
  • are afraid of humidity – non-woven wallpaper is not suitable for rooms with high humidity
  • easy to damage – poorly resist mechanical stress, children and pets will quickly ruin the appearance of the wallpaper
  • a modest assortment – you will not find a wide variety in stores, since non-woven wallpapers are often intended for painting; usually they are smooth, although they are embossed, more often monochromatic, rarely colored


With low, medium and high density – the denser, the easier it is to glue.

  • Smooth, embossed, textured, embossed, patterned.
  • For painting and ordinary.

Where appropriate to glue

Best suited for rooms with low stress, with low traffic, where strength is not very important. Due to the fact that they are made of environmentally friendly materials and allow air to pass through well, non-woven wallpaper will come in handy in the bedroom and nursery. It will also be a good option for the living room, since they can be painted in a beautiful color, interesting patterns can be drawn, etc.p.

You should not waste your money and glue non-woven fabric in the kitchen, in the hallway, and even more so in the bathroom. They won’t live there for long.

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They have two layers, the base is paper or non-woven, and the coating is vinyl (aka polyvinyl chloride or PVC). This top layer makes the wallpaper very durable. And thanks to the properties of PVC and production technologies, vinyl wallpapers are distinguished by a great variety and beauty.


  • richest assortment – on the market are presented in a variety of colors, shades, with various patterns, patterns, ornaments, textures and reliefs, for any design and for every taste; vinyl wallpaper perfectly imitates not only fabric, suede, silk, leather, but also stone, wood, tiles, plaster
  • durable – will bore you faster than lose attractiveness
  • indestructible – champion in durability, not afraid of scratches (you can even rub it with a brush), do not wear out over time
  • does not burn – vinyl wallpaper is made of non-flammable materials, which speaks in their favor in terms of safety
  • retain heat – can be considered as additional insulation material
  • do not fade – absolutely not afraid of the sun, great for rooms on the sunny side
  • are not afraid of moisture – vinyl wallpapers are moisture resistant, they do not care about steam and water, they are water-repellent
  • stain resistant – does not absorb dirt, repels grease
  • can be washed – all dirt can be easily washed, since vinyl is not afraid not only of moisture, but also aggressive detergents and brushes
  • it is relatively easy to glue – in terms of the laboriousness of gluing, vinyl wallpapers stand between multilayer paper and non-woven ones; easy to glue, but they do not like too uneven walls and require the use of special glue (“for heavy wallpaper”)


  • are not entirely environmentally friendly – they emit harmful polymer substances in scanty amounts, and this must be borne in mind (you should not glue in the bedroom and nursery)
  • synthetics – not everyone likes to be constantly surrounded by artificial materials
  • not suitable for painting – only foamed PVC wallpaper can be painted
  • do not let air and moisture – the wallpaper does not breathe, therefore, if there is no additional ventilation, the room will be stuffy; also, due to poor vapor permeability, mold may appear under the wallpaper (however, modern vinyl wallpaper is impregnated with an antifungal composition)
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  • Hot stamping .The most common. They are distinguished by a wide variety of decors. Very durable and moisture resistant.
  • Serigraphy. Silk-like. Silk and synthetic threads are used in the manufacture. The wallpaper has a spectacular look with glitter. Do not glue on uneven walls!
  • Foam vinyl. Embossed wallpaper with a soft texture. They cope well with uneven walls, but they do not tolerate moisture well. They perfectly imitate various materials.They allow air to pass through well.

Where to glue

Vinyl wallpapers are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, as they are not afraid of moisture, do not absorb odors and are easy to clean. Due to their strength and abrasion resistance, they are perfect for a corridor, an entrance hall and, again, a kitchen, which are places of increased traffic and load (except for wallpaper made of foamed vinyl). And with a wide variety of designs and beauty, vinyl will brighten up your living room.

It is better not to use this type of wallpaper in the bedroom and nursery, becausebecause they are not environmentally friendly enough, do not allow air to pass through and there is a threat of fungus.


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Differences between vinyl and non-woven wallpaper

What is non-woven fabric

Non-woven fabric is a material made of cellulose fibers, which additionally includes various additives. Flizelin in its characteristics slightly resembles paper, but its difference from it is also fundamental – it is much stronger.

Since non-woven is by and large cellulose, it is absolutely safe for health and is considered an environmentally friendly product. Other advantages of fiselin are due to its technical characteristics – strength and resistance to damage.

Non-woven is an environmentally friendly product, so there is no need to worry about the safety of such wallpaper

Advantages of the material:

  • Non-woven does not tear when wet,
  • does not creep under the influence of moisture, unlike paper,
  • has good vapor permeability – that is, it is breathable material.

Benefits of non-woven wallpaper

What are the pros and cons of non-woven wallpaper? Undoubtedly, there are many factors in favor of purchasing non-woven wallpaper. Among them are the following:

  • dense structure;
  • Resistance to fire;
  • ease of installation; 90 042 90 041 paintable;
  • ease of maintenance;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • durability.

It is possible to glue wallpaper with interlining in the composition even on walls that have minor defects.The very structure of the coating is such that it will easily hide cracks and irregularities. Of course, this quality will save time and effort for perfect wall alignment.

Since only the wall is smeared with glue, there is no need to make a special space for applying glue to wallpaper strips. And due to the fact that the rolls are wide, fewer joints are formed on the surface. The gluing process itself is faster.

The canvas itself is not soaked

Vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven base: customer reviews

Modern wallpaper designed to perform several functions.First of all, it is a wall decoration. The density and color of the coating affect the illumination, overall appearance and character of the room. In a sense, non-woven vinyl wallpaper can serve as sound-absorbing material for walls. Customer feedback on these indications.

What is vinyl wallpaper

Vinyl wallpaper is one of the most popular materials for interior wall decoration. In addition to decorative, it has hygienic functions: it closes irregularities, cracks and pores on the walls.Back in 1947, an American company introduced the world’s first vinyl wallpaper. It was a two-layer washable wallcovering. The top component is a polymeric foam called polyvinyl. It is so dense that it can be given a different texture.

These wallpapers do not require preliminary application of finishing filler to the walls. The bottom layer of the product can be paper or non-woven. Often antifungal ingredients are added to the composition to prevent mold.

Main characteristics of wall materials

Vinyl wall covering can be smooth without embossing or convex, which gives the wall a certain relief. The wallpaper is hot-stamped (silk-screen printing, chemical embossing, compact vinyl, heavy vinyl). A more respectful attitude towards oneself requires embossed material.

Wallpaper with a flat vinyl surface is notable for its density and durability, they look unusual. Despite this, the layer of polyvinyl chloride has a porous structure and some breathability.Vinyl wallpapers on a non-woven basis receive positive reviews. If there is a subsequent painting of the surface, it is better to purchase a coating with a high relief. Since with each subsequent staining, it will be less noticeable. If it is supposed to cover the wallpaper with paint several times, then the color scheme should go from lighter shades to dark ones. To remake, for example, lilac color into beige, is problematic.

The basis of vinyl coverings

When choosing vinyl wallpapers, you need to decide on what basis they will be.Products on paper are cheaper, but they are afraid of high humidity. Non-woven fabric, non-woven fabric composed of textile fibers and cellulose. It is used not only for making wallpaper, but also for sewing clothes. As a rule, non-standard size vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven backing. In the comments of buyers it is indicated that the meter width of such material is more convenient, since the number of required strips is reduced, and, consequently, the number of joints.

Non-woven backing is stronger than paper and does not shrink.Despite the fact that the strips are twice as wide as the standard ones, it is not so difficult to glue them. The fastener is applied not to the canvas, but to the wall. There is no need for a long and laborious process of thoroughly washing the wallpaper and removing the remaining glue from the floor! Making regular repairs, vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven basis (reviews of people dismantling the old coating confirm this) can be easily removed from the walls.

Vinyl types

Vinyl wallpapers with non-woven backing can be divided into four main groups.Reviews, photos characterizing the variety of textures, colors, functional features of materials can be found in building goods stores.

Tough, smooth vinyl is a tough material that won’t break. Wallpaper can be embossed or copy surfaces from other materials: stone, plaster, ceramic tiles. Most of these products are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms because they are easy to clean, easy to clean, but afraid of mechanical damage such as pets.

The main feature of hard vinyl is that it is not afraid of mechanical damage and moisture. This is a relatively new type of coating that allows air to pass through well. These wallpapers can look like leather, suede or Venetian plaster.

Durable textile cover – silk screen printing. The special method of applying the pattern allows you to combine beauty and durability at a relatively affordable price.

The most common group of wallpapers is foamed vinyl. Along with a low density, the coating is air permeable, and a high relief hides wall defects.This group includes paintable wallpapers.

Choose Vinyl Wallpaper

Before choosing wallpaper for walls for your home, office or apartment, there are some guidelines to consider. When decorating children’s rooms, it is not recommended to use non-woven vinyl wallpaper. Reviews: small amounts of harmful volatile compounds that the material releases. High-density vinyl glossy wallpaper is suitable for the kitchen. Ideal for a room – silk-screen printing.

Buy the best products from trusted brands.Before buying, you need to familiarize yourself with the features of the wallpaper of the selected breed and recommendations for pasting.

Annotation is included on each roll. Compare the SKUs of all selected goods, check the quality of the packaging. The thinner the material, the better the surface should be prepared, especially when using vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven basis “Palette”. Reviews: after pasting it turned out that stains of poorly painted walls are visible through the material.

Wall finishing technology

Before decorating the surface, it is useful to know that visually light wallpapers enlarge the room, while dark ones make it smaller.A very large figure looks bulky, and a small one is simply blind. Vertical stripes will add height to the room, and horizontal stripes will make it wider.

Even if the selected wallpaper is thick and embossed, it is easier and more convenient to work on a well-prepared surface. To remove dust after sanding the walls, they must be treated with a primer. Non-woven wallpaper is not smeared with glue. The roll is cut into strips of the required length, corresponding to the height of the room. Glue is applied to the wall.Wallpaper is glued to the back, without overlap. You can smooth it with a special plastic spatula. If a particularly thin material is selected, use a rubber roller.

What to Know Before Buying Non-woven Vinyl Wallpaper? Reviews: What is the best adhesive for thin coatings? Experts recommend using a universal compound for vinyl wallpaper. The difference in the cooking process, the proportions are indicated on the package. For thick and heavy wallpaper, the glue should be denser.

Product care

Proper care of your wallpaper will prolong its lifespan. Silkscreen printing can be gently vacuum cleaned with a soft brush. Anti-static wipes can be used to remove dust, and some can be washed off. The roll usually indicates the moisture resistance of the wallpaper. Three horizontal wavy stripes indicate that items can be washed with a damp cloth. One strip means the material can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. The “tassel” sign indicates that non-woven vinyl wallpaper can be treated with soapy water.

Customer reviews say that it is better to take non-aggressive preparations
, and ordinary dishes for dishes. Caring for colored wallpaper depends on the type and quality of paint.

Advantages and disadvantages

Vinyl wallpapers prefer other types. First of all, it is their beauty and variety.

  • Texture and colors allow you to create an imitation of any material.
  • Thick wallpaper strengthens the sound insulation of the walls.
  • Relief allows you to hide surface imperfections.
  • Moisture-resistant wallpaper protects the walls from moisture and mold.
  • Damage resistance and durability.
  • Simplicity and ease of pasting and subsequent care.

With all the positive reviews, there are also negative points that characterize non-woven vinyl wallpaper. Reviews: Products harmful to health do not bring, at room temperature evaporation from them is minimal, but still there are nuances. Consider them:


Vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven backing and their features

The most important stage of the renovation is the renovation of the walls. And there are more than enough options for this: painting, wallpapering, liquid wallpaper, wax coating, Venetian and decorative plaster. But, despite the range of technologies offered, wallpaper is the most common and, perhaps, affordable way of wall decoration. And the best option is considered to be vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven basis.

What is nonwoven fabric?

Vinyl wallpaper with non-woven and paper backing.The duplicating base “fleece” is a canvas containing cellulose fibers in its composition, in itself does not represent a special variety of texture. The effective pattern for this wallpaper is given by a duplicate vinyl covering.

In terms of durability, vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven base is unrivaled. They have properties such as elasticity and strength. Walls surrounded by such sheets do not lose their original attractive appearance even as a result of a crack in the wall. Vinyl wallpaper on vinyl is not subject to deformation and successfully withstands high humidity in the room.In addition to all other qualities, they have excellent soundproofing properties.

Rules for gluing wallpaper

The procedure that accompanies the process of wall repair is the same for all types of wallpaper. Although you need to know how to glue non-woven vinyl wallpaper, you must take into account their remarkable properties:

1. Prepare the walls. No wallpaper, even the most expensive, will look decent without a smooth surface of the walls. Therefore, the process of gluing wallpaper must necessarily begin with leveling the putty.

2. Apply a primer coat on top of the putty layer. Naturally, we are waiting for the complete drying of the putty surface. It should be noted that this stage of work is very important. It is the primer layer that will guarantee the strong adhesion of the wallpaper and the wall surface.

3. The preparation of the glue produced by modern technology takes little time. Usually the holding time and the ratio of water to glue are indicated on the packaging. It is best to use an adhesive for such wallpaper with fungicidal additives.They will protect walls and wall coverings from mold.

4. Next, you need to cut the wallpaper into sheets, taking into account the complexity of the pattern and leaving a couple of centimeters in height (you always have time to cut them).

5. Application of glue. Vinyl wallpaper on a non-woven backing has another excellent quality: it does not need to be covered with a layer of glue, which prevents accidental damage to the canvas. Also, a sheet of wallpaper impregnated with a layer of glue can be pasted on the wall several times if any flaws are found.

6. Use a rubber spatula to expel the remaining air from under the coating, and carefully smooth the edges with a special roller.

7. Carefully joining the edges of the cut-off sheets, glue the following elements. Appearing “wrinkles” can be removed by making a small incision with a paint knife and smoothing this piece with a dry cloth towards the slot.

Advantages of non-woven wallpaper

The excellent qualities of wallpaper on a non-woven basis will allow you to admire the appearance of the transformed walls for a long time.This coating is not only resistant to abrasion and mechanical stress, but also can be easily washed from dirt and dust. If the moment of the need to change the wallpaper still comes, it is probably only because of the desire to change the design of the room. But in this case, it will be possible to limit ourselves to painting the walls, since non-woven wallpaper can withstand up to 7 colors.

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The difference between PVC and non-woven wallpaper

The use of wallpaper in everyday life and in the office is increasing, which violates the norms for the use of paints and varnishes.Which also fits in with the needs of today’s young people looking for a more visual design. The wallpaper not only has a bright individual design, but also meets the requirements of environmental protection. Non-woven wallpaper and PVC wallpaper is the use of the most modern wallpaper for home decor, which is better and how do they differ in material and characteristics?

PVC is known as polyvinyl chloride or vinyl for short and is usually embossed to give it a luxurious texture. This wallpaper is very durable and therefore easy to clean and maintain.Compared to nonwovens for installation and removal, due to the properties of the material, they are much more difficult to handle.

Their main characteristics are very durable design and decorative wallpaper, as well as waterproof with high water resistance. PVC wallpapers are also much more affordable than non-woven wallpapers, they are also known for their scratch resistance and can be applied to a variety of wall surfaces.

Non-woven wallpaper made from refined natural plant fibers and equipped with high quality natural wood.Hence, they actually represent a completely different level of material, as they are environmentally friendly natural items that give them an edge in modern technology.

The main characteristics of the nonwoven fabric are breathability, light weight, flexibility, and ease of installation and removal from the wall. Since the non-woven has a breathable edge, the wall under the wallpaper is protected from mold growth. It also has excellent thermal and acoustic insulation that is applicable to any room….

What types of wallpaper are there?

Wallpaper is an incredibly popular design choice nowadays. With the revival of this incredibly versatile and expressive wallcovering option, many new developments have emerged in the wallpaper industry. Gone are the days of annoying wallpapers that are difficult to install and even harder to remove. Now you can enjoy a variety of content that is easy to install and remove. You can choose the best design and material for the room you are furnishing, and the one that best suits your design tastes.

Vinyl Wallpaper

Vinyl backed wallpaper is the most popular wallcovering option because of its versatility. It is easy to install, easy to remove and easy to clean. There are several different vinyl backed wallpaper options depending on the needs of the room you want to decorate.

Solid vinyl sheet

This type of vinyl wallpaper is the most durable because of its thickness, ease of cleaning and removal. Embossing is often used on hard vinyl sheets to add beauty to the print.

Vinyl coated fabric

fabric wallpaper is a popular choice for its natural feel and texture. The vinyl covering provides good protection and durability. It is a great choice for a living room or dining room where texture is a key design element.

Vinyl-coated paper

Vinyl-coated paper, an upgrade to regular paper wallpaper, provides durability and washable comfort that paper simply does not have.Vinyl covering allows this type of wallpaper to be an excellent option for a variety of environments, including high humidity areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens.

Non-woven wallpaper

Non-woven wallpaper is a vinyl-free option, an excellent choice if you care about the environment. Also it can be washed and breathable. So there is no need to worry about mildew with this wallpaper. It’s also very easy to install and remove. It does not tear easily and comes off the wall in one long strip.So, if you have any structural work related to the wall, you can remove the wallpaper and re-install it when you’re ready.

Wallpaper Easy-Walls

Like non-woven wallpaper, Easy-Wall is a completely PVC and VOC free material and is a water based paint. The wallpaper is easy to clean, but at the same time it allows air to pass through. So you don’t have to worry about mold. This type of wallpaper usually comes pre-applied with glue, so installation and removal is a breeze.

Ready-made wallpaper

Wallpaper can be one of the types listed above, And can be pre-processed at the same time. The term “pre-processed” means that you do not need to buy additional glue, because it is already applied to the wallpaper. The glue is dry, you need to activate it by wetting the back of the paper.

Three wallpaper manufacturers produce finished wallpapers: York Wallcoverings (Sure Strip), Brewster Home Fashions (Easy-Walls) and Norwall Wallcoverings (without the brand name of their pre-cleaned line).

Please note that more expensive high quality wallpapers that cost more than $ 50 per roll will never be pretreated.

For a list of pre-built collections, click here.

Grasscloth wallpaper

Grasscloth is a highly textured woven wallpaper made from purely natural ingredients. Cleaning is a little more difficult with this type of wallpaper. Stains should be treated with stains and dirt should be removed with a clean vacuum cleaner brush.If this is indeed a special herbal cloth, then general cleaning may need to be done by a professional cleaner.

See Also: The Complete Grass Wallpaper Buying Guide


What does non-woven wallpaper mean

Non-woven wallpaper was introduced to the market in the mid-2000s and quickly established itself as the preferred substrate (also known as material or finish) for many wallpaper collections. In fact, at least half of all new wallpaper collections that have come out in the past five years have been mostly non-woven.

Cheaper models will have a vinyl backing, but most mid to high end designs will be made from nonwovens.

So, what is non-woven?

Honestly, its inventor couldn’t think of a worse name to describe it. How they called this material “non-woven” is still a mystery to everyone in the wallpaper industry.

But behold! In short, is a combination of natural and synthetic fibers .The same material is used to make coffee filters, gauze pads, masks and tea bags.

Despite the name, this blend of natural and synthetic fibers has almost single-handedly contributed to the renaissance of the wallpaper industry as we know it today, which could be said to have lifted us from the Dark Ages into the Renaissance.

See also: What types of wallpaper are there?

Benefit # 1 – Easy to Install and Remove

Nonwoven is a lightweight paper backing that is easy to hang up and easy to remove.

You also don’t have to worry about the material contracting or expanding over time.

Installers love this because it means they don’t have to order wallpaper (leave the paper still after it gets wet or glued) for long periods of time before hanging it.

Although the non-woven wallpaper is lightweight, it can rise and fall in long flowing stripes.

You can imagine how important this is if you have ever had to remove your old wallpaper.The whole process quickly becomes a nightmare when the backing paper starts to disintegrate and you have to rip it off the wall inch by inch.

The nonwoven was created on purpose because the public was demanding a new type of wallpaper that could be very easily removed from the walls when they came to the end of their useful life.

See also: Can the wallpaper be removed?

Benefit # 2 – Sustainability

Non-vinyl wallpaper is better for the environment as it does not use vinyl.Solid vinyl wallpaper has its advantages, the main one being its durability, but the process of making vinyl (also known as PVC) is very difficult for Mother Earth due to the emissions of chemicals into the atmosphere.

These chemicals are not produced during the production of nonwoven paper, which in general significantly reduces the carbon footprint.Nonwoven fabric is not 100% natural, since a significant part of its fabric is synthetic, but even these synthetic materials are much less hazardous to the environment than any vinyl product.

Benefit # 3 – Washable

A special blend of natural and synthetic fibers makes the non-woven wallpaper durable enough to be washed.

A newcomer to wallpaper might not think these two features are important, but any senior in the industry will quickly agree.

The wallpaper wasn’t always as easy to clean as it is now. Well, there was vinyl, but not some other paper backed designs.

We take it for granted that you can spill someone on the wallpaper in your kitchen and just wash it off with a damp sponge.Previously, such a spill left a trail that was not easy to get rid of. You will have to either replace this part of the wall or live with it. Non-woven wallpaper is very easy to keep clean.

Benefit # 4 – Breathability

Wallpaper production fell sharply in the 90s due to mold. During that decade, mold became a popular word and wallpaper became one of the scapegoats.

Hint: This was not the cause of the mold, but the industry was still under attack because of it.

Non-woven fibers solve this problem because the material makes you breathe. This means that moisture is not trapped between the paper and the wall, which eliminates the problem of mold and mildew.

Wallpaper backing

While non-woven wallpaper is not as durable as some other vinyl backed products, it is ideal for a wide variety of uses, giving you the best of all worlds.

Another way to explain this is to use The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The first bear – vinyl wallpaper. This is what most people tend to think about because it was used for much of the 20th century. For a long time it was a newcomer to the block. It was and remains strong, durable, easy to clean and well cleanable.

However, there are also disadvantages. It is harmful to the environment and some people argue about its side effects from a health standpoint. It should be noted that vinyl is made differently now than in the 60s and 70s, but many people still do not trust it.In the 90s, vinyl wallpaper gained a bad reputation that some people have never forgotten.

The second bear – paper wallpaper. This is the oldest substrate. There is nothing even remotely toxic about it, and as long as you make it from recycled paper products or replanted trees, it will harm the environment. Looks great too.

However, there are drawbacks: It is weak, rips and tears easily, and can be replaced if you spill anything on it because the stain won’t come out.The thought that comes to mind with paper wallpaper is delicate.

The third bear – non-woven wallpaper. This one is just right.

Is it as durable as vinyl wallpaper?

No, of course not, but it’s strong enough for what most people need.

Can I clean, wash and brush like vinyl wallpaper?

No, of course not, one is made of plastic and the other is made from a blend of fibers. Cleaning hard vinyl is like cleaning linoleum in the kitchen.But the non-woven fabric can be cleaned, washed and brushed as needed by most people.

Is it as easy and easy to glue as paper wallpaper?

Yes, roughly, and it doesn’t expand much like the other two when hung on the wall.

Now you should understand what we mean. It is not as durable as vinyl, but it also lacks all of its disadvantages. And it’s stronger and more durable than just paper.


What is the difference between woven and non-woven geotextiles?

Posted by Joshua Venters | Engineering Business Manager

The use of geotextiles has grown steadily over the past century.Originally, geotextiles were derived from existing textile materials that were readily available in the market, such as carpet and upholstery fabrics. Manufacturers have modified geotextiles to provide additional benefits for road construction. While there are two main types (woven and nonwoven), there is often still some confusion as to which product to use in your jobsite. Common misconceptions about the function of woven geotextile versus nonwoven geotextile can often lead to additional confusion.This technical note will detail the two main types of geotextiles and their functions.

Woven geotextile:

First generation woven geotextile was made from slotted tapes. Slotted tapes are extruded flat filaments woven at a 90 degree angle to produce durable textiles. Due to their wide, smooth surface, they have very low water permeability and low soil interaction properties, which make them a poor choice for civilian applications, especially in wet conditions.

Over time, the development of high performance woven geotextiles has resulted in a more efficient material. These developments have resulted in improved flow rates and higher interaction ratios, making them more suitable for civilian applications, providing separation, retention and amplification. They also improve filtration and drainage.

Non-woven geotextiles:

Non-woven geotextiles, like woven geotextiles, are made from synthetic textiles.However, they have a more chaotic structure, which is created by the interweaving of fibers. Woven and nonwovens are used in similar applications, leading to confusion. The easiest way to tell the difference between woven and nonwoven geotextiles is its physical characteristics. Nonwoven geotextiles look and feel like felt, with a characteristic “fluffy” look.

Many different methods are used today when it comes to the production of nonwoven geotextiles.The most common manufacturing method is needle punching. Needle Punched Nonwoven Geotextile is made by taking a large amount of fine fibers and using a barbed needle to bind the fibers together. Nonwoven geotextiles are commonly used for separation, combined with filtration and drainage functions for civilian use.

Differences between woven and nonwoven geotextiles can be difficult to determine by looking at material specifications. Generally, woven fabrics have higher strength values ​​and nonwoven fabrics have higher flow rates and dielectric constants.The easiest way to tell the difference between the two materials is to start with lengthening. Nonwoven fabrics will have much higher elongation than woven fabrics. The specification of nonwoven fabric will indicate elongation greater than 50%, and for woven fabric, elongation will be from 5% to 25%; if specified at all.

The following table shows two examples of standard specifications for conventional woven and nonwoven fabrics. There are significant differences in elongation and dielectric constant. However, the tensile strength values ​​are similar as they are made from similar materials.All of these points are important to consider when choosing the right type of geotextile for your application. It’s important to make sure you are using the right product for the right reasons.

Weight of nonwovens:

Looking at the differences between woven and nonwoven geotextiles, another problem is their weight. In both examples below, weights are not indicated. The weight of woven geotextiles is practically not indicated. The reason is that they are usually used for separation and strengthening and are independent of weight.

Conversely, the weight of nonwoven geotextiles is often quoted, so you usually hear or say, “I’m looking for 8 ounces, 4 ounces, 10 ounces, etc.” For a long time, nonwoven geotextiles were measured by their weight, which meant that the finished product would cost 8 ounces per square yard. Other specifications, including strength, puncture, etc., would be a direct result of the weight of the product.

With the growth and development of the use of geotextiles, production processes have changed. Most nonwovens can now be made with lighter weight while maintaining the same strength properties, resulting in lower costs.There are always exceptions, for example, in the case of using nonwovens as cushioning geotextiles under geomembranes. In such cases, the properties of puncture, weight and thickness are more important than properties of dielectric constant and strength.



Comparison of the characteristics of woven and nonwoven fabric.In this case, they have the same strength, but there are large differences in elongation and dielectric constant.

Layfield is a leading North American manufacturer, distributor and installer of geosynthetics. We hope you find this article helpful and if you have any questions, please contact Layfield Technical Support at [ email protected]


Multifunctional to Roll Seconds Hand with Image Fuser

Multifunctional to roll second hand with thermal fuser

1.Energy: 380V or 220V
2. Air pressure
3. Textile roll and sheet
4. Lubricant resistance and heating

Product description:

Press heat transfer aluminum paper

The latest oil heated rotary heat press has been specially designed to meet the growing demand for digital sublimation printing.This method is widely used for printing sports and team clothing, scarves, towels, etc. The new oil heating system guarantees an even distribution of heat across the drum width with minimal energy consumption. This system uses 50% less energy than electrically heated presses.

Itis is designed to feed sublimation paper into a heat press with a side-up design for easy part registration. The unwinding / rewinding systems that are standard with the machine allow several feeding methods.


pressurization Country of Manufacture:


27 cm * 35 cm


More information:

1.the most advanced technology and imported units arew, adopted by the machine control system with automatic positioning, precision together with safety, electronic constant temperature control with high precision, long service life and other characteristics

2.The heating wheel is controlled by sealed and thermal oil to effectively ensure uniform and stable temperature,

3. The printing speed is equipped with a continuous speed control system, the feeding equipment is convenient to operate with speed and high reliability.

4 Equipped with continuous speed control system, you can adjust the printing speed as you need, the roller was heated with oil and temperature heating system.

5.Roller digital heat transfer printing machine, one year warranty


Working system: oil heat press

Cylinder diameter: 600 ,…

Production: 150-200 m / h

Variable speed with digital control

An automatic cooling system at the end of the working day shuts down the machine safely

and all electrical models

Itcandofabricrolltoroll, piecetopieceandrolltopieceandlanyard.

Adjust belt tension by hand or air pressure


Heat transfer of your dye

Transfer or sublimatematerial:

Banners, signs and flags

Fabrics and samples of yarns, garments, garments, etc.

Custom and short term production

Large production capacity, speed depends on machine model and substrates to use

Sportswear, swimwear and outdoor

Casinos and gaming tables , felts and graphics

Transfer to many polyester or coated flexible substrates / fabrics

And we have a new model of roll to roll heat transfer machine that is more automatic!

New functions:

A.automatic blanket and conveyor belt deflection and correction device
B. the heat dissipation of the conveyor belt is better
C. Added a small oil tank, the oil is more convenient and safe.
D. machine parts have been improved as well as the number of shelves.
E. The heater tube is larger, the engine is larger and the pressure cylinder is stronger.

Round heat press machine:

Voltage: 380V / 220V

Power: 12KW 17KW

Temperature range: 0-399

Time range: 0-999000 Printing area: 120 * 37.5 cm 170 * 37.5 cm

Packing size: 167 * 90 * 135 cm 216 * 90 * 135 cm

Weight: 695 kg 775 kg

Roller printing machine for Heat Transfer Photo:

Heat Transfer Roller 9000 9000



Packing & Delivery

1.Packing: carton or wooden packing as per client’s request.

2. Delivery: by air or by sea

Our services

.. We will respond to your inquiry within 24 working hours.
B. Experienced staff will answer all your questions.
C. Customized design is available.
D. For overseas customer service, 1. You can write me a message about the problem, then I will consult my engineer and answer you to solve the problem. 2. You can also video me to solve the problem.3. If the problem cannot be resolved, we can provide door-to-door service, but you need help with your flight and accommodation costs.

Company Information

Our Main Business: Heat Transfer Paper, Sublimation Ink, Thermal Transfer Printer, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Large Format Thermal Roll, Dark & ​​Light Cotton T-shirt Transfer Paper, Eco Solvent Paper, Printed Heat Transfer Vinyl , digital printing production.if interested, let me know.

Questions and Answers

1] How wide is the car? 1.2 m wide, 1.7 m wide; 1.9 m machine width

2] How about speed? 150-200 / h

3 roll of fabric as soon as it is printed, or do you have to roll it on another machine?

It can roll the fabric after the heat press, but we suggest you roll it on another machine – Cloth collecting machine as attachment, when the fabric is printed, the temperature is about 90-150, if you roll the printed fabric, the pattern will be stretched, and the color , the fabric will affect, More importantly, if the fabric is stretch, we still advise you to keep the fabric stretch for 5-6 hours after finishing printing, and then roll it up, or one night, the color will be more perfect.

4] Can you print on dark fabrics? If so, how dark and on what content? Can stretch products be printed? —– This press machine can press light colored fabric, not dark fabric, but can print on stretch fabric

5] how many yards or meters per hour? 150-200 meters per hour, depends on fabric and transfer speed.

6] Do you supply paper and ink and parts? prices per gallon prices for paper yards? We also offer paper and ink! We provide one-stop service!

7] Do you have a representative in the USA? We do not have a representative in the USA, but we sell this machine all over the world!

8] How do we maintain the maintenance of this roll-to-roll heat transfer machine? How competitive are your prices compared to your competitors? How much time will it take?

We can arrange our technician to set up the machine and teach you maintenance and teach you how to use this machine! Delivery time of printer and press machine is 15-20 days!

9] Are lycra and nylon stretchable and what colors? —- Stretch polyester and lycra fabric, satin, curtains, etc.but not suitable for nylon, need a light color fabric, white is better!

By the way, because the printer can print any color, and the press machine can press any color of the pattern on white, so no other fabric color is needed to press!

Also can click on Glitter Fabric, Upholstery Fabric, Twill Fabric, Upholstery Fabric, Lycra Fabric, Polyester Fabric, Chiffon Fabric, etc.

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Manufacturer: Guangzhou, China (mainland)
China (Mainland)
General Parts
Working Table Approximate Dimensions 3500×1850 mm
Effective Printing Width 3500×1850 mm
Blanket width approx. 2000 mm
Heating elements
Cartridge heater Ø approx. 220V or 380V 3-phase
Suitable for electrical system. Compliance
Three-phase Compliance
Voltage please specify 380V or 220V


Operating speed 0-999sec
Noise level <30dB
Control panel
Heat press machines
Length 3100 mm
Width 2680 mm
Weight 902 86 1500 kg
Optional Equipment
Please provide price information on optional equipment Customer inquiry