Using the most advanced technologies for printing, decorative faux wood wallcoverings have been churning out by the dozens to give a dazzling, natural effect to any indoor space. While many include the most simple of authentic wood-inspired grains through a paneled look, others have sought the help of a subtle metallic sheen that bring out the fun. In this week's Top Ten list, we take a sneak peek at the latest and greatest of the neutral and the colorful designs of pseudo-wood wallpaper hitting the market.
Top Ten: Faux Wood Wallcoverings.
Have Fun Creating a Natural Effect Indoors with Wood Grain Wallcoverings
Made of 10% polyester fiber, 10% wood pulp, 30% post-consumer waste cellulose fiber and 50% synthetic latex, the Bamboo by Designtex not only looks green (literally, in this case) it actually is. In a 53" width, its beautiful stocks of bamboo create slim vertical lines for a realistic wallcovering that follows the Designtex belief that environments are enhanced through “a convergence of form and function.”
2. DI-NOC™ Wood Grain
MANUFACTURER: 3M™ Architectural Markets
PRICE: Available upon request
This wood grain film of flexible cast PVS has a Comply™ adhesive that can be used as a wallcovering or used with furniture, fixtures, doors, ceilings, etc. Since it is made by 3M, the DI-NOC™ Films are extremely durable, intended for either interior or exterior decoration.
Made by Sandpiper of Seabrook Wallcoverings, the SBK14335 is part of the Modern Faux collection of vinyl-coated paper. Using a metallic ink finish with browns and black as secondary colors, the woodgrain textured effect is also available for glistening in other colors.
Designs like the "Looks Like Bamboo" wallcovering in the Look-Alikes collection by Donghia is inspired by the texture found in palm or bamboo wood as well as grasscloth, raffia, and tapa cloth. Manufactured in Japan exclusively for Donghia, these 100% paper backed vinyl wallcoverings use a subtle metallic sheen in what they call "usable natural colors" that enhance a room from floor to ceiling.
Go for the golden hue of a solid wood slab using the WW368 wood grain wallcovering pattern by Astek. Established in 1980, Astek Inc. is one of the nation's leading specialty wallcovering providers as they work with custom printing for the contract industry on a regular basis.
6. Herringbone Etch
PRICE: Available upon request
New to their 2012 line-up, Wolf-Gordon's Herringbone Etch uses the textured look of wood with a herringbone pattern in their latest wallcoverings. Adorned in saturated hues that vary from a graphic look of black and white to persimmon, the collection is a top trend-setter for the coming year of contract wallcoverings.
A Class A, type II vinyl wallcovering by RJF International Corporation, the contemporary take on a faux wood print comes in the form of an Into the Woods visual display that resembles uneven bark. In its GREENGUARD certified form, the wallcovering comes in a match pattern, non-reverse and is backed with Osnaburg.
In 36-inch wide strips, the wood veneer style of Sanfoot Nature's Plank wallcoverings by Jacaranda are created out of smaller veneer flitches, or what they call "off cuts". The thin strips, along with neutral colors to add depth and balance, create a somewhat retro aesthetic with a clean cut, modern twist.
The Holz collection of high pressure laminate wallcoverings using a wood grain facade are a popular statement for the German manufacturer of Homapal. As they write of the collection as a whole, "Naturally real are the surfaces of the product group Holz" describing their authentic wood grain aesthetic in a myriad of color options and effects.
Using the same herringbone design as the Herringbone Etch by Wolf-Gordon, this natural wood version is tailored to fit the needs of an interior that seeks the trending design with a slightly less trendy colorway.
Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Top Ten Faux Wood Wallcoverings!
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