Shiplap for home decor

Shiplap for home decor

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Innovations are popping up now and again in the world of interior décor. Some are reinventions of old school techniques, while others are meaningful improvisations. One style that has caught the eye of home design experts and consumers alike is Shiplap design for home décor.

While homeowners with a bit more to spend look for Shiplap installers for answers, alternatives such as Shiplap Wallpaper which is less expensive and have gained many fans. This article provides FAQs and solutions to give you an insight into what this type of home décor is all about.

1.    What Is Shiplap?

Shiplap is a term and technique that was commonly used in the shipbuilding industry of yesteryear. This shipbuilding technique was deployed to create a watertight floor and wall surface. In the world of interior décor, Shiplap is referred to as horizontally laid boards usually made of wood.

They are joined together in such a way that the upper boards overlap the lower boards. These panels fit together tightly by what is called a 'rabbet' which is a small groove intentionally created for that purpose alone.

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2.    Why Is Shiplap in High Demand These Days?

The story of White Shiplap changed after designer Joanna and Chip Gaines from HGTV' Fixer Upper' did their home decoration show. They used white Shiplap Wallpaper to design the majority of the homes which they refurbished. As a result, their unique design became hot in the industry. You don't need to wonder why anymore because this Removable Wallpaper is more affordable.

Whether it's the real Shiplap installation or Shiplap wallpaper, the demand for this type of home decor is fashionable these days. Apart from the apparent functionality of this sort of interior décor, it also beautifies the home to give it a somewhat country, 'cabin in the woods' look and feel.

 flowered accent interior with all white shiplap wallpaper

3.    Where Can Shiplap Be Purchased?

If you are a DIY buff wondering where to find and buy Shiplap panels, well, you can find wood panels at the Home Depot or Lowes. 

If you are looking to buying shiplap wallpaper, check out our shiplap peel and stick wallpaper collection. 


4.    How Much Does Shiplap Cost?

Shiplap wood panels fall within the range of $2.50 to $7.00 per square feet plus installation labor costs. You could spend anywhere between $1,200 to $1,700 for a single room of installed Shiplap boards in your home.

Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper averages around $3.50 per sqft. It is a cost-effective solution offering lower costs compared to Shiplap panels, which cost higher.


5.    Labor/ Installation

Shiplap Wood panels: $2.5 to $7.00 per sqft for installation. Installation is more complex and usually require hiring a handyman.

Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper- $0 for installation (DIY). Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric wallpaper is easy to install, no water or paste needed, so DIY installation is widely used. Installation guide is provided to keep you on track when installing the wallpaper at your home or in your office.


6.    Durability and Usability

Shiplap Wood panels: Durable real wood. However, just like the installation removal also may require labor to have the wall back to its original form. Shiplap panels maybe even reusable, but you will spend a bit more on labor when removing the boards as well as reinstalling them somewhere else.

Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper: Removable and reusable back adhesive fabric shiplap imitation. You can remove Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper without causing any damage whatsoever to your wall surface. You can also reuse the wallpaper if you like. Coupled with the zero-installation cost, you will be able to save money in the long-run.


7.    Safety

Ship Wood panels: Involves the use of paints to give it that final finish. The color used could have some level of toxicity.

Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper: The wallpaper is PVC-free and printed with non-toxic inks, which means it is safe for use in both your home and office.

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8.    Design

Shiplap Wood panels: They come in limited designs.

Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper: Wallpaper offers a wide variety of designs to choose from. Multiple designs are available with Shiplap Peel and Stick Fabric Wallpaper. What's more, you can easily remove and replace one wallpaper with another print. You would still be able to reuse removed wallpaper elsewhere in your home rather than disposing of the wallpaper.


If you want Shiplap wallpaper that meets all the criteria mentioned above and more, Visit Walls By Me for a removable, reusable, non-toxic, inexpensive and DIY wallpaper today.



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