Fluorescent wallpaper: interior on the brink of fiction
So, you have a home repair. Capital or simply cosmetic with the purpose to update the room a little and to diversify the interior. In any case, you will certainly come across a question of choosing wallpaper. We hurry to upset you. The agony of choice will be terrible. From all the variety of the huge assortment it is very difficult to find for yourself a really optimal option - the color does not fit, then the quality is not that, then the texture leaves much to be desired. Returning home after another unsuccessful trip to the store, exhausted by falling on the couch and looking dejectedly at what was once quite nice, even if it was a somewhat shabby room, you ask yourself the rhetorical question for the hundredth time: "Why did I need this ? "
But now we are in a hurry to make you happy. There is an exit! And very original. The fact is that not so long ago something absolutely amazing appeared on our market - fluorescent wallpaper, which at the expense of one or two can meet any requirements of the most demanding home designer. AND! Oh Gods! This miracle is not yet in the neighborhood or in the girlfriends. That's really luck, agree. But before you break off the couch and run to the store, read our article. Here you will find a lot of interesting and useful information not only about what a fluorescent wallpaper is, but also how to glue it.
The eighth wonder of the world?
So what is it? This wallpaper, which start to glow under the rays of the ultraviolet lamp. With the help of them, you can cover the entire room and even the ceiling with the same pattern, or you can create on one of the walls an amazing beauty panel. In the daytime they will look almost like normal wallpaper, only slightly more bright and brighter, and after sunset they will come to life with delightful colors, or even create an amazing 3D effect. True, in the latter they will have to help a little, but we will not run ahead.
How is this done?
Fluorescent wallpaper is made on the basis of non-woven fabric. In fact, these are the same vinyl, but made with the use of special technologies of so-called fluorescent printing and special computer graphics. They invented and began to produce them in South Korea, but today they are already widely used around the world. True, like everything new and not very clear, fluorescent 3D wallpaper has already been subjected to the most severe and very unfair criticism.
We evolve myths
What they did not please their opponents? There was a rumor that radon is used to create a luminous effect in their manufacture, and therefore opponents of this finishing material claim that they are dangerous to health, since they radiate radiation. Most likely, such a "duck" was launched was less successful competitors of the creator and manufacturer, and therefore we will not pay attention to these nonsense. We simply state the fact confirmed by the corresponding certificates: fluorescent wallpaper glows due to the use of special fluorescent inks, which are made from environmentally friendly and harmless natural mineral raw materials. Due to the special composition of these dyes, the pictures on them seem to be an autonomous light source. 3D-effect is manifested only in the presence of special ultraviolet lighting, which is provided by installing lamps "black light". They are usually hung under the ceiling.
Advantages and disadvantages
The positive qualities include their extraordinary practicality. They are very durable, do not attract dust, are not afraid of moisture and are beautifully washed. They can not but please the terms of exploitation - manufacturers give them a five-year warranty. The delight and assortment, and unusualness, thanks to what it is possible to create magnificent and unique interior of any premise cause. Plus, of course, the variability, which is provided by turning the UV lamp on and off.
What are the ways to upset a fluorescent wallpaper? The price is their only, but very significant drawback! For one square meter will have to pay 1500 rubles. In terms of the area of the whole room, you see, it's a very impressive amount. But do not be upset. Desperate situations do not happen.
What can be done and how to cut costs? Do not glue the whole room, and make on one of the walls the above-mentioned panel. Even on a small plot these wallpapers can show themselves in all splendor and cause admiration of both the owners of the apartment and the guests. Not to mention the children to whom such a "toy" clearly will have to taste.
How to glue?
And here everything is quite simple. They are glued in exactly the same way as conventional vinyl, butt to the joint, using a wallpaper paste of good quality. The only condition - walls must be carefully prepared: rid of unevenness, putty and necessarily primed. However, this kind of preparation is also desirable for other types of expensive wallpaper.
We hope, we have convinced you, what a magnificent finishing material - fluorescent wallpaper. The photos presented in the article are, by the way, vividly proved. So do not think, go quickly to the store. And this time your trip will probably end with a purchase.