Used on nearly every type of surface, plastic wall covering has grown in popularity, increasingly serving as a design tool of choice for homeowners. Durable and easy to clean, vinyl products offer the added benefit of longevity. Thewww.vinylbydesign.com web site explains that vinyl’s longevity is the reason they compose a very small fraction of the materials that are disposed in landfills each year.

Furthermore, the energy required to manufacture vinyl wall coverings is only half as much as that needed to produce the same amount of an alternative wall covering.

Vinyl wall coverings also offer favorable Indoor Air Quality attributes since this plastic has a relatively low potential for odors or emissions. The www.vinylbydesign.com web site suggests that studies show considerably higher levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from some paints than from vinyl wall coverings. Painting a room with oil and/or solvent-based paints can result in emissions of approximately nine times the amount of VOCs released by vinyl wallcoverings incorporating water-based adhesives and inks.

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