How to open a textile wallpaper business

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Textile wallpaper is very popular among buyers. However, offers in stores are clearly not enough to satisfy existing demand. If you are thinking about creating your own production of finishing materials, but do not have a sufficiently large capital, then you should pay attention to the business of manufacturing unusual wallpapers with an upper textile layer.

Such wallpapers differ from ordinary ones in their texture and beautiful appearance. However, they carry not only purely decorative functions. Fabric-based wallpapers are distinguished by excellent sound insulation, retain heat well, and some types of finishing materials even have antiseptic properties.

The basis of textile wallpaper is non-woven or paper. A layer of cotton, linen, jute, silk or other material is superimposed on this base. Actually, the final cost of production depends on the type of material used. The most common felt wallpaper that is made from natural felt or its synthetic analogues. These wallpapers are quite easy to care for, provide good heat and noise insulation.

Silk wallpaper is based on thin, but durable paper, similar to tracing paper. A viscose fabric with a small content of natural silk is glued on top of it (if the silk content were higher, the cost of such wallpapers would be astronomical) with various patterns, of any density, color, texture.

Thus, silk wallpapers have all the advantages of ordinary paper wallpapers, including lightness and ease of use, ease of maintenance (there are wallpapers with special protective impregnation), and fabric, from which they borrow resistance to fading, durability, a beautiful and unusual look (for example, there are even silk wallpapers with embroidered patterns). As a rule, silk wallpapers are created by individual orders. As well as velor wallpapers, which consist of a paper base and nylon pile. Velor material has a soft velvety surface, so it is suitable only for rooms with a low dust content and low traffic. Such wallpapers are produced in rolls with a width of 2.8 or 3 meters.

Linen wallpaper is one of the most common among textile materials. They are durable, relatively easy to stick, tolerate dry cleaning, resistant to fading. As the name implies, this type of wallpaper is made on the basis of a paper sheet, which is covered with linen threads. Jute wallpapers are no less popular. They perfectly mask the unevenness of the walls, retain their color even under the influence of direct sunlight, are easily cleaned and are distinguished by a variety of colors and textures.

Today, there are two main technologies for the production of wallpaper of this kind: on the basis of threads or a whole canvas. In the latter case, two layers - the upper, fabric and lower, paper or non-woven - are combined using a special composition, which, literally, turns them into a single whole. Textile fabrics can be glued using special glue for heavy wallpapers. Manufacturers produce wallpapers, the pattern on which can be applied after they are glued to the surface. As a rule, they are produced in a natural shade without the use of dyes.

So, to organize your own production of textile wallpaper, you will need a separate room, equipment, materials and the help of employees. The room should be spacious enough (at least 60 sq. M.) - to accommodate the production itself and storage of finished products. The cost of renting such an area will be from 25-30 thousand rubles per month, depending on the region. Consumables - this is a special wallpaper from viscose and textile material, as well as sprays, adhesives and dyes.

Some craftsmen make wallpapers almost completely by hand. In principle, given the high cost of certain types of exclusive textile wallpapers and the relatively small volumes of their sale (compared to conventional budget wallpapers), even with “manual” production, this business remains profitable. Nevertheless, if you make long-term plans, care about your reputation and have sufficient start-up capital, it is better to purchase special equipment. The difficulty lies in the fact that in our country it is not for sale. The cost of such equipment without delivery is about 4-5 million rubles. Wallpaper, textiles, sprays, impregnations (water-repellent, antiseptic, etc.) and other materials will cost 100-150 thousand rubles for the first batch.

The number of employees that you will need to organize the production of textile wallpaper depends on the planned volumes of output. For a start, two people will be enough to work in shifts. Many regional manufacturers of textile wallpapers, in addition to selling their goods, also provide repair services: there are some features of working with textile wallpapers, so many buyers prefer to seek help from professionals. At the same time, manufacturers and distributors of wallpaper, as a rule, do not have their own team, but turn to independent contractors when they receive orders.

You can sell finished products through distribution networks and individual stores of building and decoration materials, or specialized markets. In the event that you are going to produce exclusive types of textile wallpaper (for example, velor or silk), you will have to deal with the search for buyers yourself. You can search for customers through ads in newspapers, on local forums, using outdoor advertising and your own website. Do not forget about design studios - they can become your regular customers.

Liliya Sysoeva

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