Goodrich Global Pte Ltd

Choosing Your Wallcovering: If Walls Could Talk...

Press Release   •   Nov 30, 2011 11:12 SGT

Your walls can make a fashion statement, declare your stand or be a symbol of your personal Self-Expression. You are only limited by YOUR IMAGINATION! Decorating with Goodrich Wallcoverings is PURE GUILTLESS INDULGENCE… The question is, where do you begin?

Try our simple 4-step plan to select the perfect wallcovering.

Step 1: What is your room trying to say?

Get to know your room. Determine the use of the room before deciding on a theme for it. Do you want your living space to be light and airy with a beach theme or sleek and chic? Check out the images in 'What’s Your Style?' for more inspiration.

Then, evaluate if furniture and accessories currently in the room match the mood and theme you are trying to create. Put aside redundant or mismatched items and keep promising ones if they complement the overall vibe of the room through design, colour or theme.

Then, envision a wallcovering that will determine the overall ambience of the room and its theme.

Step 2: Create an interior plan

Have your detailed floor plan ready with an indicative budget in mind.

The floor plan should include windows, doors and other permanent fixtures in the room such as air-conditioning vents. Measure wall to wall and from floor to ceiling so that you can brief your Goodrich consultant accurately.

Step 3: Step Out & Shop

Head to your nearest Goodrich Gallery with a trusted friend and browse through our sample books for choices relevant to your theme. Then, approach a Goodrich consultant so
that he can assist you in narrowing down your choices. Go ahead and explain your vision to our expert staff. Don’t feel like you need to make up your mind immediately, take home some samples to try on your wall.

Step 4: The Wallcovering Patch Test

Bring home a cutting sample and affix it on your wall as advised by your Goodrich consultant.

You will want to observe how the play of light and shadow in your room creates effects on your chosen selection. Look at it under different types of light and at different times of the day. Also pay attention as to whether your choice blends well with the furniture you have in the room.

Like it or love it? Better take some time to decide rather than invest in the wrong wallcovering.

Other Goodrich Tips to note:

• Festive occasions are a popular time for wallcovering shopping. Start early and have a deadline.

• When it comes to installing a wallcovering, read the enclosed instructions. We host wallcovering hanging clinics from time to time. Don’t be shy: ask your friendly Goodrich consultant!

• You can never be too careful when preparing wall surfaces for installation. Find out exactly what kind of wall you intend to work on - plaster, dry wall or new dry wall. We will tell you exactly how to do it.

• Give yourself ample time to install the wallcovering. Depending on the complexity of the project, you may need a day or an entire weekend to complete without rush. Or let a professional installer do the job and bask in the perfection of the final product.

Established in 1983, Goodrich Global has grown sizeably to become Southeast Asia's leading supplier of interior wallcoverings today. Despite being a leader in its field, the company is mindful not to rest on its laurels. Instead, it continues to improve and innovate through its design, application and services.