Beautiful, stylish, unusual – this is what the room looks like in which glass wallpaper is glued on the walls. This is a very popular material for creating a decorative coating on the walls in any room. Fiberglass wallpaper includes quartz sand, lime, soda, dolomite. The fibrous structure is obtained thanks to the mild thin threads obtained by melting special glass under the influence of a temperature of 1200 degrees.
Features and characteristics of fiberglass wallpaper
Video – all about glass wallpaper
Fiberglass wallpaper today glue many rooms. First of all, these are premises that provide for increased requirements for compliance with fire safety. In public institutions, such as hotels, shopping centers and shops, medical institutions, offices and even educational institutions, using such wallpapers is convenient and safe, and in apartments and houses it is also very stylish.
One of the main characteristics of glass wallpaper is their high strength. They are not afraid of parasites, fungi lesions, mold. A special structure passes moisture, as well as condensate, so such wallpapers do not peel off from the surface of the wall from time to time. Since a very high temperature is needed to melt the glass thread, the material is uncharacteristic for this material.
As for the shortcomings, they only include the fact that when painting, the weakly exposed texture of wallpaper with a glass thread becomes practically unclear. If you apply the paint in two or three layers, then the surface of the wallpaper will become simply even, not textured.
How the glass wallpaper differs from other materials for decoration
How to glue glass wallpaper correctly – tips on the video
In such unusual wallpaper there are mineral components that are natural, and therefore environmentally friendly for people and the surrounding space. Harmful microorganisms will not develop in them, since there is no favorable environment for their growth and development.
Fiberglass material does not break, unlike ordinary wallpaper for ceiling and walls, paper or non -woven. They are not afraid of mechanical damage and scratches, they can be washed and not damaged the structure and initial appearance. They are able to withstand any detergents.
One of the main differences is the reinforcing ability of glass -flowing wallpaper. Under ordinary conditions, cracks and almost imperceptible damage may appear on the walls of any buildings. With the help of wallpaper with glass fiber, you can eliminate the natural cracking of the walls and their destruction.
What walls can be glued with fiberglass wallpaper
These not quite ordinary wallpaper can be pasted over wooden, metal, concrete, brick and drywall walls. Before gluing, you need to prepare the wall and eliminate irregularities, cracks, and the surface with the porous structure should be additionally treated with a primer. Small cracks can not be closed.
All fiberglass wallpaper are divided into two groups: the first and second variety. Those who do not want to overpay, I can buy rolls with a non -standard length of the canvas. During the production process, malfunctions may occur, after which places with marriage are formed. These areas are removed, respectively, the roll has a smaller length – from 15 meters. These non -standard rolls are sold at a lower price, which is quite satisfied with buyers who want to save. When pasting the walls of second -grade wallpaper, horizontal joints can be obtained, but it is possible that the rolls of the first grades can be glued with the same docking seams. There are times when wallpaper is damaged by a sharp object during preparation for gluing, then you have to replace this segment with whole.
Varieties of fiberglass wallpaper
Depending on what texture the surface of fiberglass wallpaper has, they are divided into two categories: embossed and smooth. Wallpapers with a smooth surface are called glass chloride, as well as a web. With their help, cracks on the walls are closed, and walls are also prepared for finishing. Embossed wallpapers are used as an independent finishing material, have a higher density than smooth, can serve up to 30 years.
Glating of fiberglass wallpaper
After buying such unusual wallpapers, you should not think about how to glue them. Everything is much simpler than in the case of traditional wallpaper. The adhesive is applied only to the surface of the wall, and not on the wallpaper. It should be intended for deep absorption, otherwise ordinary weak glue does not firmly fasten the surface of the wall and strip of fiberglass wallpaper. The segment for the sticker of one strip should not be the same as the height of the wall – a supply of about 5 centimeters is necessarily taken (but not always mandatory – if there is a wide skirting board from below, then 1-2 cm can be dispensed with.). However, the allowance can be more if the drawing requires it.
It is allowed to paint wallpapers only after they are completely dry, and this will take at least two days in conditions of ordinary room temperature. Before applying the paint, the surface of the wallpaper is primed. The paint must be selected depending on the type of room where the wallpaper is glued. If the surface is supposed to be periodically washed, then the coloring compositions are better to choose acrylic – they are waterproof and tolerate friction well.