Benefits of textured wallpaper storage
Here’s some good news if you’re choosing textured wallpaper for your commercial space: According to research from the Wallcovering Installers Association, wall coverings now last five times longer than paint.
You can get even more time out of it by storing backup product properly. The main benefits of textured wallpaper storage include:
- Increase longevity: Attic stock management maintains product and guarantees you get the most out of your wallcovering investment. Textured wallpaper should last for at least 15 years, or longer if it’s high-quality product. Proper storage can give you even more time.
- Eliminate waste: Think about if your office wallpaper or hotel wallpaper rips. You may find it hard to find matching wallcovering—unless you’ve invested in extra wall coverings at first purchase. Having identical wallpaper in storage allows for simple repairs, rather than forcing you to get all new wallpaper (which is extremely wasteful if much of the wall remains in good condition).
- Save money and the environment: Proper wall coverings cut down your expenses and reduce your carbon footprint by lowering energy use. How does it do this? Well, textured wallpaper has a high R-value, which means it has greater insulating power. Storing your wallpaper properly maintains its strength and its ability to perform.
How to arrange for textured wallpaper storage
Matching existing finishes is important to long-term wallpaper performance. Without an attic stock plan in place, companies and organizations can spend up to twice the cost on simple renovations, tenant relocations, mover damages, and other expenses. This can be avoided.
For instance, if a portion of your office wallpaper is damaged, you will have to replace it. If a match is unavailable, you will have to purchase entirely new office wallpaper. You don’t have to do this.
Instead, when you buy wall coverings for your office, hotel, healthcare center, or other space, you should require the installation contractor to store extra product for you. Ideally, you should set aside at least 10% of the total amount it takes to cover your walls. Contractors can coordinate with wallpaper storage facility and arrange delivery and stocking of the backup product.
Finding matching wallpaper is a time-consuming and difficult task. On top of that, many wallpaper designs are discontinued for any number of reasons. Having the same wallpaper for simple future repairs is just smart.
How to store textured wallpaper
If you want to store textured wallpaper for future use, do it properly. You should not just throw the wall coverings in an extra closet and forget about it until you need it.
For example, if you bought extra hotel wallpaper for your lodging, then you should make arrangements for it to be stored in a dye lot sequence at a climate-controlled wall covering storage facility. This way, if an area of your hotel wallpaper becomes damaged or worn out, you only need to replace the affected portion.
Before you choose a storage facility, make certain the place meets professional compliance standards for wallpaper storage. Facilities should absolutely do the following to protect 54-inch wide wallpaper:
- Use horizontal heavy-duty industrial grid shelves that are at least five-feet deep.
- Place wallcovering rolls within ¼-inch thick heavy-duty cardboard tubes.
- Install anti-topple fastenings for all shelving units.
- Moisture level at 5% or less
- Climate controlled to minimum of 60 degrees F
Changing a damaged panel in the middle of a wall may cause color variations between new and existing wallcovering panels. Having the proper wallcovering dye lot in order of sequence not only ensures a consistent look, but also makes changes seamless. It lowers renovation costs as well.
By storing wallpaper rolls in protective tubes, their roundness can be kept intact. Pallet deliveries should be made in those tubes, with the product wrapped to US Government code. This protects the wallpaper from getting crushed or damaged during transportation to the storage facility.
At the site, if wallpaper rolls are stored without ¼-inch protective tubes, it’s easy for the product to be flattened and rendered unusable. Storing the rolls without a solid core inside also makes damage likely, as does placing them on a flat shelf not fit for industrial purposes. Additionally, rolls should not be placed vertically, because this damages the edges of the wallpaper.
At the storage site, your wall coverings should be easily retrievable. The wallpaper rolls, inside their protective tubes, must be rotated, and checked periodically.
Getting the most out of your wallpaper
Whether you’re installing office wallpaper, hotel wallpaper, or custom wallpaper, you should prepare for repairs and maintenance. That starts with arranging for textured wallpaper storage. This way, you can keep your building’s interior design intact for a longer period of time.