What is Wallcovering?
Historically referred to as wallpaper but the name has evolved as the coating and content of the material has changed over time. Currently, wallcovering can include paper-based material, paper that is vinyl coated to the point where it is washable, solid sheet vinyl laminated to a fabric that is commonly referred to as Sanitas, solid sheet vinyl laminated to paper, solid sheet rayon Dacron, natural fibers such as grasscloth, foils, linen, cork, suedes, metallic materials, yarns. There is no limit to the material that can be affixed to a wall.
Where are you located?
For the Love of Wallpaper™ is associated with U.S. Wallcovering, which is located at 23328 Lorain Road, in Cleveland, Ohio (Click Here for a Map). The showroom is at the corner of Clague Road and Lorain Road, west of downtown Cleveland, close to the Northeast Ohio suburbs of Rocky River, Bay Village, Westlake, Avon, Lakewood, Fairview Park etc., via Interstate 480 or Interstate 90 (take Clague Rd. exit south off I-90 or north off I-480). Accessible via I-77 and I-71 from south of Cleveland communities such as Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Parma, Strongsville, Fairlawn, Akron and Canton. It is very close to eastern Cleveland suburbs such as Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and University Heights, Beachwood, Orange, Pepper Pike, Solon, Moreland Hills, Bratenahl, Chagrin Falls, Gates Mills, and Hunting Valley. We are also a short drive from the Ohio cities Youngstown to the east, Toledo to the west and Columbus, Cincinnati & Dayton to the south.
How long has For The Love Of Wallpaper™ been in business?
For the Love of Wallpaper™ is associated with U.S. Wallcovering which was founded in 1905. In business for over a century. Locally owned and operated.
Do you offer Samples?
We offer Free small (2″ x 2″) color swatch samples for shipment within the USA. Use the Contact form to order a small swatch sample–provide your name and address–or to order samples for shipment outside the USA.
We also offer large format samples (8″x 10″ average) for $3.50 including postage within the USA.
What types of wallpaper are available?
We are pleased to present examples of all the wallcovering materials mentioned above. Our offerings include both machine printed and hand printed products. Our wallcoverings are domestically produced and imported from Canada, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Far East.
Is anything else sold besides wallpaper?
Yes, we also sell Wall Liner. Heavy duty Wall Liner is recommended for application over sand finish plaster, cement block, v-grooved paneling and other problem walls prior to the installation of wallpaper/wallcovering. Wall liner is suggested as a base for new wallcoverings to be applied to problem walls. It covers cracks, rough spots, cement blocks and paneling. Refer to the Installation Tips page for more information.
Why should I consider wallpaper as an alternative to paint?
Wallpaper enhances a room and adds warmth, uniqueness, and the ability to make a design statement. Wallpaper is also environmentally friendly. It does not contain toxic chemicals, does not require harsh solvents, is produced in a way to minimize environmental impact, does not emit odors when applied and most wallcoverings do not utilize petro-chemicals in the production process. And some wallcoverings such as grasscloth are completely natural and harvested from sustainable forests and fields.
How long does wallpaper last?
With proper wall preparation and material application, wallpaper can last indefinitely. If you wish to change a pattern, removal is now a simple step.
Can I use wallpaper if I have textured or uneven walls?
Yes. There are three alternative solutions which would allow you to hang wallpaper over surfaces as rough as cinderblock, stucco or paneling.
1. A fabric-backed vinyl
2. Commercial liner
3. Expanded and paintable wallpaper. Of these 3 alternatives, wall liner offers the most protection against rough surface bleed through.
Can I get wallpaper to fit my color scheme or design theme?
Yes. We can produce custom wallpaper to your color selection as well as create new designs based on your own creative ideas or most exciting of all, we can create murals or wallcoverings from digital camera images. Imagine the possibilities–a mural of a favorite deserted beach with softly lapping waves installed on a wall behind your bed or bath.