Like all finishing materials, wallpapers are divided into three categories: budget, the most inexpensive, at an average price and premium, elite. Our site of advice decided to figure out what criteria wallpaper should meet in order to rightfully belong to the most prestigious and expensive category “not for everyone”.
The first criterion is price
Perhaps the most striking and noticeable difference between premium wallpapers and ordinary ones. If a roll of budget non-woven wallpaper can be bought at a price of 600 rubles, then an exclusive version on the same non-woven base will cost 6-9 thousand rubles! In order not to immediately scare off buyers, luxury wallpaper salons often indicate the price not per roll, but per running meter. And it can still exceed 1 thousand rubles.
The second criterion is quality
Of course, for that kind of money, buyers want to get wallpapers that will last for many years without losing their original appearance until they get bored. The quality must be at the highest level, marriage is unacceptable! Most often on the Russian market, elite wallpapers are presented by manufacturers from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA, France. For transportation, the rolls are tightly sealed in film so that the quality does not suffer. And the check is carried out at each stage of wallpaper production.
The third criterion is limited parties, the ability to order wallpaper
Yes, it makes no sense to produce expensive finishing materials in large quantities. Therefore, you, with a high degree of probability, will not see elite wallpapers at your neighbors. In addition, many factories work on order, collaborating with designers who want to offer their customers something exclusive, just for their interior style..
The fourth criterion is author’s design
Famous designers and artists are working on the creation of luxury wallpapers. They create paintings, patterns, drawings, ornaments, which are then applied to the canvas by manufacturers. The result is always non-standard, bright and stylish. There are whole series, collections of wallpapers designed in a single theme – you can choose for each room in the house.
The fifth criterion is manufacturing technology
Two options are possible here – either ultra-modern techniques that give the wallpaper new properties, or a careful repetition of old technologies of past centuries, which allows you to make authentic wallpapers for retro and vintage interiors. The use of innovative techniques allows you to give wallpaper properties such as dust repelling, fighting tobacco smoke, resisting sunlight and moisture. There are super-durable wallpapers that can even be glued on facades, the manufacturers assure.
By the way, the linkrust wallpapers, which the portal wrote about in detail, are quite expensive and elite, if you adhere to the old technology.
Sixth criterion – material
And again, there are two options – natural, environmentally friendly materials such as jute, linen, bamboo, straw, coconut, grass, sisal, or ultra-modern, created quite recently and are still rare. It is clear that modern materials for the manufacture of luxury wallpaper are also safe for humans..
Seventh criterion – exclusive decor
For example, wallpaper is decorated with colored sand, rhinestones, beads, dried leaves, flowers and herbs, shell plates, marble chips … Such wallpapers require very careful care and handling, but they look really original and expensive.