Kitchen wallpaper

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Old 04-16-15, 03:46 AM
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Question Kitchen wallpaper

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Does anybody know if there is such a thing as "heat resistant" wallpaper? I saw pictures with kitchens that have behind the counters a very nice wallpaper, and it goes even on the wall above the stove... figured it might resist the heat.
It should also be waterproofed.
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Welcome to the forums Ana!

While I've worked with a bunch of wallpaper hangers over the years, I don't hang paper. I've painted many houses where they hung paper in the kitchen including behind the stove. As far as I know they use regular vinyl paper [as it's washable] all throughout the kitchen. Generally there isn't that much heat at the wall itself. I don't ever recall repainting a kitchen that had heat damage to the paint behind the stove although grease splatters is often a concern.
 
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Profile says they are from Romania, Ohio, but I couldn't find it on an Ohio map. Maybe just from Romania
 
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No way would I ever suggest using wall paper in a kitchen or bathroom.
 
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vinyl wallcovering

I have hung numerous kitchens over the years. Although there isn't a specific wallcovering that is "heat resistant", I have never experienced someone's wallcovering melting because of the range heat...ever. I would recommend a "non-woven" or "fabric-backed vinyl" before a "paper-backed vinyl" or a "vinyl-coated-paper." Paper-backed vinyls have a tendency to open ever so slightly at the seams after 6-10 years making them unsightly. A Vinyl-coated-paper doesn't have the surface strength to be scrub-able even though it may claim to be. The first two are more tough and will take heat changes and scrubbing without wiping off the print. I would concern myself about the heat from the range. Again, I have no recollection of heat melting or deforming wallcovering behind the range and my experience goes back to 1982.
 
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One way of getting around this would be to use wallpaper as a splash-back with a clear vinyl covering over the top for protection!
 
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just my opinion

an extra layer of vinyl is still vinyl and any concerns about "melting" (imo, unfounded) would apply to the outer layer, as well. I suggest hanging your favorite wallcovering and relax about the possibilities of "melting." It just isn't going to happen.
 
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As I said in Post #3, this is probably spam from foreign countries. Be aware.
 
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