How to Clean Commercial Wallcovering

Maintaining the life of contract wallcoverings is easy if maintenance personnel keep these points in mind:

  • Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines when cleaning wallcoverings.
  • Stains should be removed as soon as possible to eliminate any reaction between the stain and the wallcovering, and to prevent permanent discoloration.
  • Ordinary dirt spots can be removed with a mild soap and warm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Blot dry with a soft lint-free towel.
  • For difficult stains that are surface deep, use of a stronger detergent is recommended. Try an inconspicuous spot first, before attempting an entire wall. Always rinse after applying a detergent. Abrasive rubbing of spots should be avoided.
  • Do not use steel wool, powdered cleaners, or active solvent-type preparations, such as nail polish remover, tar and bug removers, etc. as they may damage the wallcovering.
  • Textile wallcoverings are decorative and require care in cleaning. Occasional vacuuming will remove most of the dirt and lint, and maintain the product's fresh look and appearance.
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How much material do I need?


Measure the height of the wall in feet. Measure the width of the wall in feet. Round inches up to the next foot on height and width.


Add the widths of each wall together to calculate the perimeter (do not deduct for windows and doors).

Approximate amount of material needed:
Square Feet: -
Linear Yards: -

Please Note: This calculator adds in a 10% waste factor which is a good figure to consider to account for waste caused by trimming and pattern repeats. For very large vertical repeats an additional yardage should be added. All customers should be aware of the pattern, width, and match before submitting final figures. The calculator is for estimation only. Exact yardage requirements should always be field verified by a wallcovering installation professional.