There's one question on many British person's minds at the moment – how can I better insulate my home?
Fortunately, there are a variety of solutions available on the market that don't require you to spend a lot of money on gas or electricity, persuade your landlord to pay for expensive structural work or hundreds of pounds in renovations.
These surprisingly affordable and straightforward solutions include:
- Purchasing draft stoppers, thick curtains and rugs
- Installing heat-reflective foil behind radiators
- Sealing air leaks in doors and windows with caulking
- Using insulating foam in attics
- Burning candles (safely, of course)
However, there's one method that works far better than the rest – thermal wallpaper.
What is thermal wallpaper?
Thermal wallpaper and liners add an extra insulative layer to your walls. Made from an advanced heat-securing material bonded to a high-quality lining paper, they act as a warm blanket for any sized room and make it harder for heat to escape.
Ten benefits of using thermal wallpaper
From generating heat and reducing energy bills to covering unsightly cracks and protecting against mould, there's a treasure chest of reasons to opt for thermal wallpaper.
At a glance, the benefits of thermal wallpaper include:
- Maintains a comfortable temperature all year round
- Saves money on energy bills
- Reduces noise pollution
- TUV certificated as hypoallergenic
- Reduces your carbon footprint
- Easy-to-apply for beginner DIYers
- Protects against damp and mould
- Creates a smooth surface for painting or applying wallpaper
- Plenty of options to choose from, including liners, wallpapers or panels
Still not convinced? Let’s look at the benefits in a little more detail.
Maintains a comfortable temperature all year round
Not only does thermal wallpaper keep your home warmer in the Winter months, but it also works to regulate the temperature in your home, all year round.
In summer, the insulation keeps heat out, and in winter, it traps heat inside. So, you can say goodbye to those chilly drafts and hello to a comfortable home all year round.
Thanks to its thickness, expertly blended material and advanced aerospace technology, this warmth is easily maintained even in the harshest weather conditions.
If your room is exceptionally cold, try the Wallrock KV600 Thermal Liner. It's 3.5 to 4 mm thick, offering twice the coverage of standard Wallrock Thermal Liners.
Saves money on energy bills
With the concerns surrounding the recession, it means that we're all looking for ways to cut costs in time for Winter. Thermal wallpaper is a fantastic solution and can help slash energy usage.
Simply put, it requires less heating to achieve the desired temperature – whether you use gas, electricity or another form of energy.
Forget about running-up enormous energy bills in winter – thermal wallpaper reduces the need for heating and pays for itself over time. The Energy Saving Trust even recommends Wallrock Thermal Liners (some of the most popular options on the market) because of their unbeatable efficiency and energy-saving properties.
It's best to place these liners on external walls or the inside of the coldest walls. By doing this, you could reduce your energy consumption by a whopping 35%.
If your room is plagued by outside noise, you're not alone. In fact, research suggests that up to 54% of the population has been exposed to day-time noise pollution above recommended levels
Loud traffic, noisy neighbours and general city living can all take their toll on our wellbeing and mental health. Thankfully, there's an easy way to combat these intrusive sounds – by using thermal wallpaper.
This type of wallpaper works as an acoustic barrier, stopping noise from entering your room and giving you the peace and quiet you need to relax. For optimal results, combine it with other soundproofing materials like insulation and window film.
Wallrock Thermal Liners Are TUV Certificated As Hypoallergenic
If you're looking for a wallpaper that's kind to your skin opt for a hypoallergenic variety.
TUV-certified Wallrock Thermal Liners are some of the best on the market and use non-toxic adhesives.
Made from hypoallergenic materials, they've been designed to minimise the risk of irritation and won't aggravate existing conditions.
What's more, they're also bacteria and mould-resistant, making them ideal for bathrooms, kitchens or any other areas where dampness is an issue.
Reduces your carbon footprint
Nowadays, people desperately want to reduce their carbon footprint, and more homeowners than ever are switching to clean energy providers, solar panels and LED light bulbs. Another practical way to live greener is by installing energy-efficient insulation, like wallpaper, in your home.
When you consume less non-renewable power, you decrease demand. Energy providers then look for cleaner ways to produce power, conserving the earth's natural resources and ecosystems in the process.
Easy-to-apply for beginner DIYers
Even beginner DIYers won't have a problem with thermal wallpaper because it's a paste-the-wall product, meaning you simply need a good-quality adhesive to start (we suggest Wallrock Thermal Liner Adhesive for Wallrock products).
Here's some advice to keep in mind when hanging your thermal wallpaper:
- For each roll, you'll need between 7.5 and 10 kgs of adhesive, depending on how absorbent the surface is.
- The liner is porous, so be generous when pasting.
- New surfaces tend to be more absorbent.
- Put the fluffy side against the wall, so the smooth surface faces the room.
- Have a set of sharp blades available before you start.
- When going around sharp corners, make sure to butt-joint separate drops.
- You can use Wallrock Thermal Liners on ceilings as well – just use a bit more adhesive.
Protects against damp and mould
Mould looks awful and leads to allergies, asthma and other medical conditions. How does it infiltrate homes? Well, walls that have a cooler surface temperature than the ambient temperature cause condensation, and the wet air breeds nasty mildew formations.
Ultimately, thermal wallpaper prevents build-up by increasing the wall's temperature to match the room while letting surfaces breathe.
Creates a smooth surface for painting or applying wallpaper
Best of all, thermal wallpaper creates an excellent surface for paint or paste-the-wall wallpapers. For a flat finish, use Wallrock Fibreliner Smooth, Wallrock Fibreliner, Wallrock Premium or Wallrock Fibreliner Plus. Alternatively, Anaglypta Armadillo and Anaglypta Armadillo Contract provide a more textured look.
If you'd like to hang traditional wallpaper over the thermal liner, use Wallrock Fibreliner before application. It stops the corners from lifting and allows you to remove wallpaper later without damaging the liner.
A word of caution – avoid putting ceramic tiles over the thermal liner. If you want to do this, use Professional Insulation Panels instead.
Plenty of options to choose from, including liners, wallpapers or panels
There's a range of thermal wallpapers and liners to choose from, which cater to every room size and surface. For example, the Wallrock KV600 Thermal Liner is super dense for extra thermal benefits.
Where can I find thermal wallpaper that actually works?
Cover Your Wall offers a unique collection of thermal wallpapers, including the popular Wallrock Thermal Liners. These are easy to hang, highly effective and long-lasting without needing professionals. Plus, we provide free delivery on orders over £100 for your convenience.
If you have any questions about our products, call us on 0800 009 6474 or pop us an email – one of our friendly team members will be in touch as soon as possible.