Eco-Friendly Wallpaper

More wallpaper is being woven from natural materials as the industry adapts to customer demands for sustainability. Natural elements such as grass, leaves, bamboo, sand and cork are being used to produce some amazing styles. While this requires new technology and increased effort, there is no sacrifice in quality. In fact, many of these eco-friendly wallpapers fall into luxury categories and produce decor effects not available with traditional wallpaper.

A New Day

The reasons for these changes in the industry are obvious. Finite natural resources and growing market demand force manufacturers to work with materials that are sustainable. With a more informed, sophisticated and health-conscious consumer, the days of plastics, vinyls and synthetics are coming to an end. Where once the industrial development of adhesives focused on two dimensions - effectiveness and cost, there now exists two more considerations - safety and sustainability.

A Changing Industry

Some of the largest wallpaper manufacturers in the world are pushing into this new area of development with serious resources and effort. York Wallcoverings, based in York, Pa., is one of these. The oldest wallpaper manufacturer in the world, York has stayed relevant by staying progressive. Its engineers, designers, chemists and marketers are busy finding solutions to the sustainable problem. They have developed wallpapers from materials as diverse as natural grass, sand and even glass. Eco-Decor, one of their newest collections, is the culmination of these efforts. This work is leading the industry into a new realm, one it can take pride in and one in which its customers applaud.

With Earth Day right around the corner, it is a good time to reflect on the positive changes being made in terms of environmental health, consumer safety and sustainable growth. While many industries have been marketing these efforts for decades, the wallpaper industry, one of the worst offenders in the olden days of synthetics, toxins and waste, is putting their money where their mouth is and initiating positive change.

A Sustained Effort For Sustainable Change

This work is possible through some of the sharpest business, engineering and chemical minds in the industry. It is something we are all proud of, and something we at Interior Place are very happy to tell our customers about. Feel good about your decor; feel good about the earth. This is something we tell our customers because today there is no need to sacrifice quality and luxury when making the kinds of decisions that will ensure a happier, healthier life for the world and those we will leave it to in the coming years. Have a great day today and a great Earth Day in the future!