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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As your project partner, we offer valuable advice and experience when it comes to wall coverings.

Professionals and clients can get in touch with our highly experienced and knowledgeable sales team, who collectively have over 150 years of combined experience in the South African wallpaper industry, to assist with your project requirements.

At our showrooms, we are ready to discuss your project requirements for commercial and private wall covering projects. If we haven’t answered your question below, please feel free to get in touch with us on our Contact Page.

Technical information

MATERIALS AND INSTALLATION

We offer the full turnkey wall covering solution to professionals and clients both locally and abroad. Learn more about our products and application procedures.

Our wall coverings and digital printing substrates meet the international quality standards for hospitality and commercial interior spaces. You can view all the technical information for each category on the product page.

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

Standard wallpaper

Our standard imported wallpaper range of designs which are sold per roll.

custom wallpaper

Printed to your size requirements, choose from our designs or send us your artwork.

contractual wallpaper

Wide width vinyl wall coverings suitable for high traffic areas.

wall mural coverings

Our imported and ready made wall murals. E.g. Amazon Collection.

Acoustic Wallpaper

Decorative wall covering that improves the acoustic comfort.

paintable wallpaper

Our textured range of wall coverings that can be painted any colour.

rewriteable wallpaper

Just like a traditional white board, our dry-erase wallpaper is also magnetic and projector capable.

Standard wallpaper

Our standard imported wallpaper range of designs which are sold per roll.

wall mural coverings

Our imported and ready made wall murals. E.g. Amazon Collection.

custom wallpaper

Printed to your wall size, choose from our designs or send us your artwork.

paintable wallpaper

Our textured range of wall coverings that can be painted any colour.

Acoustic wallpaper

Decorative wall coverings that improve the acoustic comfort.

contract wallpaper

Wide width vinyl wall coverings suitable for high traffic areas.

rewriteable wallpaper

Just like a traditional white board, our dry-erase wallpaper is also magnetic and projector capable.

TRADE PROFESSIONALS

PORTFOLIO

Established in the wall coverings industry, we have successfully carried out numerous projects for some of the largest hospitality, commercial and contractual groups in Southern Africa.​

We have worked on some of the most glamorous projects in Southern Africa, dawning Hospitality & Leisure Groups, Commercial, Corporate, Retail and Residential interiors with beautiful wall coverings and bespoke wallpapers.

Professionals and clients have in trusted us as a capable partner on small and large scale projects for the last two decades. Our Wall Coverings transform architectual spaces, providing a sophisticated and professional interior.

showrooms

SHOWROOMS

Our showrooms offer both professionals and clients a location to discuss your projects requirements and view our extensive selection of sample material.

CAPE TOWN

Unit 202, Pine Park, Pinelands, 7405 

(+27) 021 465 6547

 

JOHANNESBURG

6 East, Kramerville Corner, Kramer Road

(+27) 011 262 5213

OPERATING HOURS

9am to 3pm – Monday to Friday

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

info@wallcoverings.co.za

 

APPOINTMENTS

Please note consultations with our sales representatives are by appointment only. You can make bookings at the link below.

your project list

Professionals, construction and procurement companies as well as private clients can add multiple designs to their project list and request an estimate based on your requirements. 

Additional items like collection, delivery and installation can be included in your request for a comprehensive quote.

Please feel free to include drawings and additional information so we can assist you with your project. 

For any assistance with custom wallpapers and design requests, visit our Bespoke Design Service page for more information.

Help page

Visit our Help Page for any technical enquiries about our materials and installation service.

Contact Page

Get in touch with our sales team if you have any questions relating to pricing or technical advice.

Our standard ordering process
choose your design(s)

Select the design(s) and quantity for your project. You can select multiple designs from all categories.

send your request

Complete the enquiry form including your details as well as wall measurements so we can work out your project accurately.

place your order

Once you have accepted your quote and paid the deposit, your order will be placed.

Collect, deliver or install

Please include if you would like to collect or have your wallpaper delivered. Alternatively we do offer installation in specific locations.

lead times and delivery
lead times

Our average lead time is 7-10 working days on imported wallpapers however this is fully dependent on the relevant supplier, quantity ordered, type of wallpaper and stock availability. We will also provide lead times at the time of ordering.

local delivery

We offer door-to-door delivery to every region in South Africa. Our standard delivery options are 3-4 working days but we do offer overtime services as well.

International delivery

We export wall coverings and bespoke wallpapers to all major countries. Please get in touch with us if you require export assistance.

Airfreight and seafreight

Please note that we offer bulk shipping options on large quantity orders. This option has cost benefits but longer lead times. Get in touch with our sales representatives to discuss this option for your project.

PROJECT SPECIALISTS

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.

how to measure your walls

Understanding how to measure your walls is critical to a successful project. We require the width and height of your wall(s) in order to calculate how many rolls of wallpaper you need or to custom print wallpaper to the exact required size.

Standard Wall

All you need to do is measure the full height and width of the wall, including all skirting and cornices. Always remember to add at least 10% wastage regardless to your sizes to avoid any short measurements.

Please feel free to send us a diagram of your wall to ensure the most accurate measurements.

We do offer on-site measurements for projects surrounding our showroom locations. You can get in touch with us to make an appointment to come measure.

Sloped Wall

Measure the width and height of the greatest lengths on your wall only, ignoring any slopes on the wall. It is important to remember that your wallpaper or mural is calculated based on the full surface area of the wall.

 

Pitched wall

If you have two slopes, take the highest point of the wall as your actual and full height throughout. Measure the widest point of the wall as normal. You should ignore the slops of the wall and consider the wall measurements as a full square. You wallpaper or mural is calculated on the full surface area.

doors and walls

When you have doors and walls, you can ignore them and include them in your measurements as we calculate the wallpaper or mural based on the full surface area.

 

technical information

Our standard wallpaper range is our most universal selection of designs as they can be used for both commercial and private use.

Offering a wealth of designs, textures and colours, it’s our non-woven wall coverings that are durable and washable, making them the perfect wallpaper for a variety of projects. 

standard roll size

Our standard size roll is 10meters long by 53cm wide. 

Each drop of 53cm wide, is hung from top to bottom covering a height of 3meters.

The illustration shows that you will use 2 rolls of wallpaper to cover this wall. 

DOUBLE WIDTH ROLL SIZE

Our double width roll size is 10meters long by 106cm wide.

Each drop of 106cm wide, is hung from top to bottom covering a height of 3meters.

The illustration shows that you will use 1 roll of wallpaper to cover this wall. 

PATTERN REPEAT

Some of our wall coverings have pattern repeats which are required in order to match the design repeat.

Each pattern repeat is added to the overall height of the wallpaper and is considered as wastage. 

If you require assistance to calculate how many rolls of wallpaper you require, please send us your measurements and we will work it out for you.

materials

Manufactured to the highest international quality standard our wallpapers are suitable for commercial and private use. 

We have wall coverings with different textures, metallic finishes, linen backings and iridescent colourtones.

Due to the extensive variety of designs we carry, technical information is available on request for each product.

 

textures

Some of our wall coverings have embosses providing an interesting textured effect. As we understand it can be difficult to digitally see the textured effect, we have sample material at our showrooms where you can view and touch the wallpapers.

colours

Using the most sophisticated printing techniques, our wall coverings offer rich and vibrant colours. With every design, we have colour variations to choose from offering a wealth of choice when it comes to your wallpaper projects.

textile appearance

Our textile and linen wallpapers provide a warm and luxurious look and feel for any room. Clients are more than welcome to set up appointments to view and touch the wallpaper samples.

fsc certified

FSC®-certified substrates. This means that the backing papers and non-woven of most of the wallpapers manufactured with wood sourced from sustainably managed forests.

enhanced durability

With its vinyl front, our non-woven wallpapers are resilient and washable providing a maintainable and long lasting product.

easy to install

Our non-woven wallpapers are easy to install and remove. Known to be our "DIY wallpaper" this wall covering is the perfect do-it-yourself wallpaper.

Versatile wallpaper

Suitable for both private and commercial projects, our wall coverings can be applied in a variety of architectural interior environments.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

TRADE professionals

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.​

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.

technical information

Our bespoke wallpapers are custom printed to your wall size(s). Each of our designs can be printed to any size (please note there are always limitations to what we can do).

Clients can also send there artwork to us to print into wall coverings and murals. Please ensure you take note of our artwork requirements which can be downloaded here.

Panel size

Our custom wallpaper is printed in panel widths of 125cm wide which includes a 5cm overlap.

It is always important to note that you need to overlap and cut through when installing the custom wallpaper. We provide step by step instructions in our Help section.

conceptual

We work with professionals and clients from the design phase and can provide layouts to assist with a detailed visual representation of the design based on the size requirements.

 

Sampling

Samples can be requested by professionals and clients to provide a more accurate representation of the colour, texture and image quality.

With all our projects, approval of samples by the professional team or client are required before production.

Please note that the colour of the final product can differ from the sample. Samples are provided to give an accurate representation of the final product but not identical.

 

materials

 

Made in South Africa, our bespoke wall coverings are printed on contractual grade vinyl wallpaper, suitable for hospitality, commercial and residential projects.

Tried and tested, our vinyl substrate offers rich colour rendering and meets the international quality standards for digital printing. The substrate is manufactured specifically for high traffic areas, providing both a durable and resilient covering for a long lasting finish.

 

PAPERBACK stipple base

Our standard vinyl digital base which can be used in both commercial and residential projects. With a subtle textured coating, it is durable and resilient, making it our universal substrate suitable for high traffic areas for a variety of architectural spaces.

fabric backed stipple

We offer a heavier and more durable fabric backed vinyl wallcovering which is recommended for a number of hospitality chains requiring a 15oz product. With a subtle textured finish, this high end product delivers a vibrant colour range.

fabric backed linen

This high end textile digital base provides a luxurious and professional finish with its textile top layer. Just like the fabric backed stipple base, this is a 15oz product and is recommended for hospitality application by a number of hotel chains.

fsc certified

Our substrates used conform to the environmental management system based on ISO 14001: 2015 for sustainable forestry.

enhanced durability

Manufactured to withstand impacts and high volumes of traffic, our digital wall coverings are durable and long lasting.

Textured Finish

The textured coated finish provides vibrant colour range and delivers a high end professional finish in both our standard paperback and fabric backed substrate.

Versatile wallpaper

Suitable for both private and commercial projects, our bespoke wall coverings can be applied in a variety of architectural interior environments.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

BESPOKE DESIGNS

Working with our in-house design team, we can create custom made wallpapers based on the specific needs of the designer, architect and clients brief.

After completing South Africa’s first digital printing project for the prestigious 15 on Orange, there is no better team available to discuss your project requirements. 

Our services extend to small and large scale bespoke projects, transforming interiors for hospitality, commercial and residential projects both locally and internationally.

technical information

Our contractual vinyl wallpaper range is manufactured for hospitality, commercial, corporate and retail projects that require a robust wall covering for high traffic areas.

Offering the widest selection of designs available, its our contractual vinyl wall coverings that have graced many of the most well known hospitality chains and businesses.

15oz and 20oz fabric backed vinyl

Our standard contractual wall covering is 137cm and comes in 27meter long rolls of wallpaper.

The widest coverage of all our wall coverings, it offers an needed time advantage allowing installers to cover large walls very quickly.

You should always allow for +- 5% wastage when calculating the required amount of wallpaper for your project.

rotate alternative drops

It is always recommended to rotate each alternative drop to avoid any possible shading issues between panels.

Contractual wallpaper should be installed by an expert wall coverings hanger.

Please get in touch with our wallpaper specialists before installing this product.

materials

Manufactured to the highest international quality standard our contractual vinyl wall coverings are used all around the world for the leading hospitality chains, commercial, corporate and retail spaces.  

Designed and manufactured for high traffic areas like passages, bedrooms, receptions, lobbies and any interior requiring a robust, durable and robust wall covering.

We provide both 15oz and 20oz vinyl wall coverings which are the industry standard for high traffic areas.

sophisticated

A professional and sophisticated product, each design from our contractual range is unique whether in its overprint, emboss or the roller used during manufacturing.

texture

Providing movement and a subtle textured appearance, each design offers something different. Request sampling to discover the look and feel of our contractual range.

Colours and metallics

Offering a wealth of colour choices, we also have metallic options for a more opulent look and feel. 

NSF Certified

Manufactured to meet or surpass minimum physical and performance characteristics set forth in Federal Specifications CCC-W-408.

enhanced durability

Manufactured for high performance, these vinyl wall coverings are designed for high traffic areas due to its resilient and durable structure.

coverage

Each drop can cover either 137cm or 110cm, providing maximum coverage for large scale projects.

industry standard

Working with hotel chains and commercial clients, we offer the minimum requirement of 15oz or 20oz vinyl wall coverings.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

TRADE professionals

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.​

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.

technical information

Our wall murals differ from our custom wallpaper as they are imported and made to a specific size based on either the manufacturers set sizes or tailormade to the clients wall measurements.

Please make sure you check the available sizes or request a custom size when enquiring about the project. 

We will say whether custom sizes are available or not.

Standard and custom sizes

Some of our collections like Amazon and Zanzibar offer custom sizes which allows you to customise the size of the wall mural.

The panel size can vary based on the supplier but for example the Amazon collection offers 105cm wide panels.

Conceptual

We do offer layouts for custom sizes as a visual representation of the design.

If you need to see the texture and colour, make an appointment to view the sample books at our showrooms.

materials

Produced on a non-woven backing, the majority of our wall murals have a vinyl front and are like our standard wallpapers providing a durable and resilient product to be used for a variety of areas both privately and commercially.

Get in touch with our sales team if you need more information about the technical specifications of the product.

vibrant colours

Rich and vibrant colours are from the specialised printing technique providing an aesthetically pleasing final result. Enquire about additional colourways in the designs for a different look and feel.

Textures

Some of our wall murals offer different textures like stipple, linen and smooth. These different textures do give each design an unique overall appearance.

Customisable

Some of the wall murals can be customised to your desired wall size. We will always stipulate whether this is possible but please feel free to enquire.

fsc certified

FSC®-certified substrates. This means that the backing papers and non-woven of most of the wallpapers manufactured with wood sourced from sustainably managed forests.

enhanced durability

With its vinyl front, our non-woven wallpapers are resilient and washable providing a maintainable and long lasting product.

easy to install

Our non-woven wallpapers are easy to install and remove. Known to be our "DIY wallpaper" this wall covering is the perfect do-it-yourself wallpaper.

Versatile wallpaper

Suitable for both private and commercial projects, our wall coverings can be applied in a variety of architectural interior environments.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

TRADE professionals

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.​

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.

technical information

Our acoustic range of wall coverings are designed to improve the acoustics for any interior space. With a noise reduction coefficient of alpha W 0.25/ NRC 0.25 it meets the NRA (acoustic regulations) requirements, which set the acoustic standards for hospitality, office, educational and healthcare facilities as well as private environments. This is our most durable acoustic wallcovering, designed for heavy-duty use. Higher noise reduction coefficient wallpapers available on request.

Panel size

Each drop of wallpaper is 130cm wide offering maximum coverage, suitable for commercial and hospitality environments. We provide step by step instructions in our Help section.

materials

The most durable of all acoustic wallcoverings, designed for heavy-duty use:


 – Easy to maintain; hygienic
 – Super washable-brushable / antimicrobial Biopruf treatment available on request
 – Micro-perforations allow the wall to breathe
 – A cost-effective solution
 – Noise reduction and decoration provided by a single covering
 – May offset the need for an acoustic ceiling (often unsightly)
 – Quick installation; simplified wall preparation
 – Thanks to its thickness (3.5 mm) and very supple felt-lined backing
 – Extra wide: 130 cm

Versatile

Suitable for all types of public environments that require improved acoustics.

Leed Focused

With a VOC rating of A+, this decorative wall covering is environmentally friendly.

NRA Requirements

Its noise reduction coefficient rating of alpha W 0.25/ NRC 0.25 meets the NRA requirements for public spaces.

Maintenance

Resistant surface and washable, offering a maintainable wall covering.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

TRADE professionals

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.​

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.

technical information

Our paintable wallpaper range offers an extensive selection of designs to choose from which can be painted any colour.

A key advantage of this wall covering is that it can be painted up to 4 times which makes it a great easy to maintain and affordable covering for both commercial and private spaces.

Consult our installation guideline below for recommended painting application, timeline and paint suppliers.

standard roll size

Our standard size roll is 10meters long by 53cm wide. 

Each drop of 53cm wide, is hung from top to bottom covering a height of 3meters.

The illustration shows that you will use 2 rolls of wallpaper to cover this wall. 

DOUBLE WIDTH ROLL SIZE

Our double width roll size is 10meters long by 106cm wide.

Each drop of 106cm wide, is hung from top to bottom covering a height of 3meters.

The illustration shows that you will use 1 roll of wallpaper to cover this wall. 

PATTERN REPEAT

Some of our wall coverings have pattern repeats which are required in order to match the design repeat.

Each pattern repeat is added to the overall height of the wallpaper and is considered as wastage. 

If you require assistance to calculate how many rolls of wallpaper you require, please send us your measurements and we will work it out for you.

materials

Manufactured to the highest international quality standard our wallpapers are suitable for commercial and private use. 

A fantastic option for passages and bathrooms in commercial environments, bumps and nicks can be touched up with paint easily providing a maintainable wall covering solution.

Please make sure you read the painting instructions carefully to avoid any potential problems like delaminating. 

Technical data sheets
textures

We offer an extensive selection of embossed designs to choose from, which range from heavily textured to subtle concrete and stipple appearances.

maintainable

Paintable wallpapers can be painted up to four times, but can be easily maintained by touching up areas that are damaged from knocks and bumps.

versatile

You can use paintable wall coverings for commercial and private wallpaper projects. Easy to install, they provide a convenient and affordable decorative solution for your walls.

Photo: Yorck Maecke, Berlin, for the Lower Saxony State Representation

fsc certified

FSC®-certified substrates. This means that the backing papers and non-woven of most of the wallpapers manufactured with wood sourced from sustainably managed forests.

enhanced durability

With its vinyl front, our non-woven wallpapers are resilient and washable providing a maintainable and long lasting product.

easy to install

Our non-woven wallpapers are easy to install and remove. Known to be our "DIY wallpaper" this wall covering is the perfect do-it-yourself wallpaper.

Versatile wallpaper

Suitable for both private and commercial projects, our wall coverings can be applied in a variety of architectural interior environments.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

TRADE professionals

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.​

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.

technical information

Our EZ-Write rewriteable wall covering works just like a traditional whiteboard. This revolutionary dry-erase wallpaper is rewriteable, magnetic and projector capable.

It comes in a Matt finish and can be customised with our digital printing to create a bespoke finish. 

The rewriteable wallpaper is a favourite among education and corporate spaces looking for an affordable and modern solution to writable surfaces.

horizontal installation

Just like a whiteboard, our rewriteable wallpaper comes in a standard width of  1.2meter wide and can be any length required.

Cover the entire wall to create a full length writeable surface.

vertical installation

The rewriteable wall covering can be installed horizontally or vertically, either the full height or length of the wall or even just a small section to provide a writable surface.

materials

The front surface is completely writable, magnetic and projector capable. Our standard rewriteable product comes in a Matt finish and can be further customised with logo’s, designs and slogan by printing on it with our in-house printing facility.

Rewriteable

The writable wallpaper uses traditional white board markers and can be easily removed with some warm water and a microfiber cloth.

Magnetic

Use magnet and other magnetic items on the wallpaper which is ideal for educational facilities and corporate offices and boardrooms.

projector capable

You can project images onto the white surface of the wallpaper. Due to its Matt finish, it is less reflective and produces a better project capable surface.

versatile

This rewriteable surface can be hung horizontally or vertically based on your requirements.

enhanced durability

The surface of EZ-write is very resilient to bumps and knocks, and can be easily cleaned with warm water after each application.

affordable

Compared to traditional whiteboards, this rewriteable wallpaper is more economical than using whiteboards that are in fixed sizes.

Educational tool

Educational spaces have found this product to be an useful learning tool, as it can be used in many different ways to provide a dry-erase surface for teaching and learners.

Installation

Our professional installation service has been developed over the last two decades, offering the most experienced and skilled applicators in Southern Africa for your commercial and private wall covering projects.

These installation teams have worked on some of the largest commercial projects in Southern Africa and provide a exceptional level of quality with every application. 

TRADE professionals

We have worked with the finest designers and architects both locally and abroad, developing and creating their concepts into bespoke projects.​

Offering a turnkey wall coverings solution, clients can confidently discuss their project requirements knowing that we have the core competency to carry out both the supply and installation for small and large scale projects.

WCI Wallpapers has proven to be a reliable and capable project partner for nearly two decades and continue to offer our services to both local and international clients.