Grasscloth Wallpaper: All you Need to Know!

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Wallpaper is the most common and trendy alternative used instead of painting for interior decoration. In the market different types of wallpapers are available such as vinyl, textile, grasscloth, hand screened, foil/metallic, flock, mural/photo, natural bamboo, embossed, paintable/anaglypta, woodchip, lining, liquid, cork wallpaper etc.

Here we discuss grasscloth wallpaper which is used for home wall covering.

Grasscloth Wallpaper:

Grasscloth wallpaper is a popular choice for the home decoration as a wall covering. Grasscloth wallpaper is an environment-friendly and versatile option to decorate the house. This wallpaper is handmade with natural grasses (fibres) that are woven together with thin coated thread and adhered to a paper backing.

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Grasscloth wallpaper is made with natural materials like hemp (the cannabis plant, specially grown for fibre), jute, sisal, arrowroot, reed or sea glass etc. Each natural fibre grass wallpaper is available in the different widths, textures and colours.

These natural fibres are hand-woven together using cotton threads and fixed on a thin rice paper backing (a thin paper made from the straw of rice).

Grasscloth wallpaper is available in many types of dark and neutral colours (earthy brown, gold, cool green, deep red and relaxing blues). It is available in specific patterns & it can either be horizontal or vertical, but the horizontal pattern is the most popular pattern of the grasscloth wallpaper. It is also available in various textures.

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Grasscloth Wallpaper Colours
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Grasscloth wallpaper absorbs noise and also covers wall imperfections. It is rough to the touch. You can also see many small imperfections which may include knot, frays and each fibre.

It is a stylish, environment-friendly and renewable option because it is made from natural fibres and it is usually 100% recyclable.

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Grasscloth Wallpaper Fibre
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Grasscloth wallpaper is used in home, offices, music room, study room, master bedroom and bathroom. This wallpaper is not installed in the children room because it can be easily torn.

Grasscloth wallpaper has different dimensions as compared to other wallpaper because this wallpaper sheets are wider. It’s available in standard size which is 3 feet (36 inches) wide and 24 feet (288 inches) long for double roll/bolt ( Double roll is two or three single roll of wallpaper sold as a continues length packed as one unit. Double roll is an also known as a bolt.). This wallpaper comes in different length & width. Generally, wallpaper is priced in the single rolls but it is sold in double rolls by the manufacturers. One double roll of this standard measurement covers 72 sqft of wall space.

Natural grasscloth wallpaper doesn’t need the pattern repeat (The vertical distance between one design element on a pattern and the next occurrence of that design element), so it decreases the waste of the materials during installation.

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Pattern Repeat in Wallpaper

Grasscloth wallpaper is made with natural materials, hence two rolls does not give the same look. They will be very similar, but they will never be exactly 100% same. Some variations and slight imperfections are visible in the grasscloth wallpaper.

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It is easy to install, but it requires strong adhesive material to remain fixed to the walls for a long time. It is available in unpasted form, so you will need to buy paste (adhesive material) as per manufacturer’s suggestion.

*Always prepare wall surface according to the manufacturer’s instructions while installing this wallpaper.

Grasscloth wallpaper gets stained easily. It cannot be cleaned with water or other liquids because cleaning may damage or stain it. Grasscloth wallpaper can be cleaned with either dry cleaning or vacuuming.

*When this wallpaper gets wet with either water or adhesive, the dry material will expand. Also, any stain that gets on the front of the wallpaper leaves a permanent stain.

Grasscloth wallpaper cost is high compared to other traditional wallpapers. It is hand-made wallpaper, and it is not manufactured on a rolling machine. Each fibres are woven together manually. That’s why the cost of this wallpaper is high. This wallpaper also requires special application techniques.

Grasscloth wallpaper is an exotic type of natural and modern wall covering. It can enhance the look of your interior walls. Grasscloth wallpaper creates warmth with its appealing real texture.

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Textile Wallpaper: All you need to Know!
Vinyl Wallpaper: All You Need to Know

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