February 15, 2024

What Are the Risks of Anaglypta Wallpaper Containing Asbestos?

Asbestos in wallpaper, how likely is it and what should we be aware of?
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Wall paper is used in interior decoration to cover the interior walls of domestic and public buildings, it is usually sold in rolls and is applied onto a wall using wallpaper paste.

What is Anaglypta wallpaper?

Anaglypta wallpaper - does it contain asbestos?

Anaglypta is one of the best known and oldest wallpaper brands. Originally made in 1887, throughout the decades Anaglypta thrived by constantly adapting, adding to its design archive to meet the changing demands of the time. Recently the anaglypta wallpaper range has a design heritage which includes vintage, contemporary, funky retro and modern classics in its timeless range.

Does Anaglypta wallpaper contain asbestos?

If the wall paper was installed in pre-1980 but up to 1999 there is a strong possibility that it contains asbestos. Most wallpapers manufactured before 1980 did contain asbestos, especially the vinyl easy wipe types that were used in kitchens and bathrooms.

The only way to tell for certain is to have it professionally checked asbestos was added to vinyl products, including flooring, vinyl tiles, linoleum and wallpaper, primarily as a fireproofing material.

How to Identify asbestos in Anaglypta wallpaper?

It is often impossible to tell whether asbestos is embedded in a material or used as a rear lining paper. If you are unsure its always worth testing the materials for asbestos.

Asbestos presence within anaglypta wallpaper is very slight and the number of houses that haven’t been modernised over the years in some way is reducing the risk further, that said, there is still a small risk of asbestos in anaglypta style wallpaper and its worth getting it tested.

Is there asbestos in woodchip wallpaper?

Woodchip wallpaper itself does not typically contain asbestos. Woodchip wallpaper is made from wood fibres or pulp mixed with adhesive, and it’s applied to walls for texture and decoration.

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