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4 Wallcovering Solutions for Your Next Restoration

November 1, 2023

Col­lec­tion: RAM­PART® Resolve
I+S Wall­cov­er­ings Asso­ci­a­tion
By Sarah Tiwana
Nov. 12023

From aban­doned schools in Cleve­land to offices in New York City, design­ing spaces with­in fixed floor plans of for­mer­ly new facil­i­ties is com­mon­place for com­mer­cial inte­ri­or design­ers. Adap­tive reuse and restora­tion projects con­tin­ue to surge in pop­u­lar­i­ty, breath­ing new life into age­ing struc­tures while pro­mot­ing sustainability.

These projects show­case the remark­able poten­tial to har­mo­nize the old and the new, cre­at­ing seam­less, eye-catch­ing envi­ron­ments. Wall­cov­er­ing Asso­ci­a­tion man­u­fac­tur­er mem­bers under­stand the impor­tance of mate­ri­als that offer adapt­abil­i­ty for restora­tion projects. They con­tin­ue to pro­vide com­mer­cial design­ers with an array of cre­ative choic­es to blend aes­thet­ics and functionality.

Three key con­sid­er­a­tions should be not­ed when it comes to sur­faces suit­able for wall­cov­er­ings in adap­tive reuse and restora­tion. First, wall­cov­er­ings are excel­lent for cov­er­ing up aged and uneven walls, such as those in old­er struc­tures. The tex­tured and pat­terned designs of wall­cov­er­ings can con­ceal imper­fec­tions, result­ing in a sleek and pol­ished fin­ish. Sec­ond, wall­cov­er­ings work excep­tion­al­ly well in trans­form­ing plain and unin­spir­ing sur­faces into cap­ti­vat­ing focal points, adding char­ac­ter to oth­er­wise dull spaces. Third, wall­cov­er­ings pro­tect his­toric and archi­tec­tural­ly sig­nif­i­cant walls.

In adap­tive reuse and restora­tion projects, pre­serv­ing the orig­i­nal struc­ture’s integri­ty and beau­ty is para­mount. By adding a durable lay­er, wall­cov­er­ings help extend the lifes­pan of the under­ly­ing walls. Let’s dive into four exam­ples of wall­cov­er­ing solu­tions per­fect for your next restora­tion assignment.

RAM­PART® Resolve wall pro­tec­tion by Wolf-Gor­don deliv­ers an envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­scious, PVC-free alter­na­tive with supe­ri­or impact and abra­sion resis­tance. While it shares dura­bil­i­ty and func­tion in line with rigid sheet goods, RAM­PART® Resolve can be eas­i­ly applied by a paint­ing con­trac­tor. When rough wall sur­faces are a prob­lem, RAM­PART® Resolve can be applied in con­junc­tion with RAM­PART® Strong­hold wall lin­er to offer a sus­tain­able option for adap­tive reuse projects. A nat­ur­al jute and gyp­sum sub­strate, RAM­PART Strong­hold wall lin­er can be applied over a vari­ety of mate­ri­als— includ­ing CMU’s, wood, ceram­ic tile and met­al — to smooth aged and uneven sur­faces and defer con­struc­tion waste from land­fills by uti­liz­ing exist­ing walls.

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