With the cost of living crisis looming, now is the perfect time to make some small changes that can have a positive impact on your energy bills. As home improvement experts, we have a great solution for cutting back on heating costs in a low cost, yet effective way, through thermal insulation like you’ve never seen before- insulating wallpaper.
What is Insulating Wallpaper?
Insulating wallpaper, also known as thermal liners, are specially designed wallpapers that are made from insulating materials. These liners add a layer to your walls that helps to retain heat and repel moisture. The best way to think of it is as an insulating blanket added to your walls, or ceilings, to any sized room, making it harder for heat to escape.
What are the Benefits of Insulating Wallpaper?
One of the leading insulating wallpapers is the Wallrock Thermal Liner. There are a variety of types and each one offers an excellent way to effectively insulate your home. With the huge amount of heat they retain, these clever liners can save you money in the long run by reducing your heating bills. Here are some of the key benefits of the Wallrock Thermal Liner:
- Significantly reduces heat loss
- Reduces room warm up times
- Combats mould and damp formation for a healthier environment
- Covers damaged and cracked plaster and textured surfaces
- Hypoallergenic - suitable for allergy sufferers
- Produces a smooth surface for decorating
- Contains no PVC or fibreglass
- Allows your walls to breathe
- Significant energy savings
- Sound insulating
Due to their thermal efficiency and energy-saving attributes, Wallrock Thermal Liners have received approval from the Energy Saving Trust. They delivers significant energy savings due to their 3mm (Wallrock Thermal Liner) and 4mm (KV600) thicknesses, such as 15% on normal solid brick exterior walls.
Always use the recommended adhesive, Wallrock Thermal Liner Adhesive, as these clever liners are very weighty and need the extra bond strength that this adhesive offers.
How to Apply Insulating Wallpaper
- Mark out application lines on the wall to make sure your insulating wallpaper is applied vertically.
- Generously apply Wallrock Thermal Liner Adhesive to the surface.
- Attach the Wallrock Thermal Liner to the wall with the fluffy side down.
- Cut excess paper with sharp scissors or knife. Be careful not to trim too much.
- We recommend letting the walls dry naturally, this means no heating systems, except if the room is especially cold.