Flock wallpaper

Damask wallpaper design

 

Nothing speaks luxury in wall coverings quite like fabulous flock wallpaper. Throw in a damask design and I’m swooning in the elegance of it all.

What is flocking?

Flock wallpaper features a raised pattern on the wallpaper’s surface and they have a velour or velvet-like feel. Flocking is applied during a process where many small flocking fiber particles (called ‘flock’) are added the wallpaper’s surface. This is what is known as ‘flocking’.

Here’s a fabulous video of a wallpaper studio making flock wallpaper back in the 1960s

This type of wallpaper originated in the 18th century and is associated with grandeur and opulence. It’s a very tactile style of wallpaper. You won’t be able to keep your hands off its soft, velvety touch.

Many flocked wallpaper designs are classic damasks.

Our flock wallpaper

We have our very own elegant range of velvet flocked wallpaper for sale.

L’amour

L’amour features a flocked floral motif. It is available in grey and black and red and grey.

Royale

We also have a beautiful damask flock wallpaper design called Royale. It’s available in Ivory and Beige and also Golden Brown.

Use of flock wallpaper in the home

Flock wallpapers are not great for high-traffic areas such as hallways where they might experience wear over time. This wallpaper is not washable, so they are more suitable for a bedroom or a formal lounge room or dining room and in places where they will experience less wear.

One of the best things about damask flock wallpaper is that it won’t date. It’s a timeless classic and will look as good in five years as it does today.

2 thoughts on “Flock wallpaper

  1. Danny R. says:

    What is the average life of the flock on a wallpaper? I realize you don’t want to put it up in high traffic areas like a hallway, where it can be brushed off, but in a normal room, how long does the flock on the wallpaper normally last? Thank you for your answer!

    • silkinteriors says:

      I actually don’t know what the life span is. It will depend on a number of factors, from climate to traffic. I would ask a flock wallpaper manufacturer what the lifespan of their wallpaper is.

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