The wallpaper industry in France is dynamic and diverse, with several major players offering a range of products. This article to compare to five of them: 4 Murs, Castorama, Leroy Merlin, Direct Wallpaper and The World of Wallpaper. Comparison criteria include head office, wallpaper styles offered, international presence, average price per roll, quality of customer service, speed of delivery and ease of wallpaper installation.
|Company Name||The head office||Wallpaper Styles||Specialist||International presence||Average price per roll||Quality of customer service||Speed of delivery||Ease of installation|
|The World of Wallpaper||France / United States||Traditional, panoramic, modern, abstract, children’s, etc.||Oui||Yes, USA, Europe||€19.90 single price||Very good||Fast||Good|
|4 Murs||France||Traditional, modern, abstract, childish, etc.||Non generalist||Oui||€25 – €100||Good||Fast||Mean|
|Castorama||France||Traditional, modern, abstract, childish, etc.||Non generalist||Oui||€15 – €120||Very good||Fast||Good|
|Leroy Merlin||France||Traditional, modern, abstract, childish, etc.||Non generalist||Oui||€10 – €150||Very good||Very fast||Very good|
|Live Wallpaper||France||Traditional, modern, abstract, childish, etc.||Oui||Oui||€20 – €80||Good||Mean||Good|
The five wallpaper suppliers offer a diverse range of styles at varying price points. Leroy Merlin stands out for its excellent customer service, its speed of delivery and the ease of installation of its wallpapers. Castorama also offers very good customer service and fast delivery, just like 4 Murs. Wallpaper Direct and Le Monde du Wallpaper offer a good quality of service, but their speed of delivery is average. Ultimately, the choice of supplier will come down to individual customer preferences, including preferred style, budget, and value placed on customer service and delivery.
Our ranking and our opinion:
- The World of Wallpaper: A wide range of unique and high-quality designs assures it the top spot. In addition, as a specialist, he has a range of patterns of his own. Customer service is efficient and the international presence could be an advantage for some. Our opinion on The World of Wallpaper is a 10 out of 10! First place goes to him!
- Live Wallpaper: A varied range of wallpapers available. Their customer service is helpful, but delivery can be slow at times. As for the world of wallpaper, he is a specialist.
4 Murs: Affordable and varied wallpapers in terms of styles. The quality is good, but some more intricate designs can be difficult to put on.
Castorama: A large selection of wallpapers at competitive prices. Customer service is very responsive, but delivery can sometimes take longer than expected.
Leroy Merlin: Offers a wide variety of quality wallpapers. Great customer service and fast delivery, but some premium products can be quite pricey.
A small detail for the company that manufactures its wallpaper, Zuber & Cie, founded in 1797, is one of the oldest wallpaper manufacturing companies still in operation in France. They are famous for their wallpaper panoramas and their hand block printing process, which is still used today.
What is the best quality wallpaper?
The “best” quality of wallpaper really depends on the context and the intended use. In terms of durability and ease of cleaning, vinyl wallpaper is often considered high quality. For aesthetics and luxury, silk or velvet wallpaper could be considered the “best”. For ecology, wallpaper made from recycled paper or natural fibers might be the “best”. It is important to choose a wallpaper that suits your specific needs.
What is the difference between vinyl and non-woven wallpaper?
Vinyl wallpaper usually consists of a layer of vinyl on a paper or fabric base. It is known for its durability and water resistance, making it ideal for high humidity areas like the kitchen or bathroom.
Non-woven wallpaper, on the other hand, is made of synthetic and natural fibers that are pressed together to create a material that is durable and easy to install. It is not necessary to smooth it before applying it, which greatly facilitates installation. Plus, when it’s time to take it off, it can be peeled off in one piece.
What is the difference between non-woven and non-woven?
These terms are often used interchangeably in the field of wallpaper. Both refer to a type of wallpaper that is made by pressing fibers together without using a weft (like one would weave fabric). This results in a product that is durable, easy to install, and can often be peeled off in one piece when it’s time to remove it.
The quality of a wallpaper can be determined by several factors. First, the quality of the print: the colors should be bright and even, with no visible marks or streaks. Next, the quality of the material: good wallpaper feels sturdy and durable, and won’t tear easily during installation. Plus, high-quality wallpaper is continually easier to install and remove. Finally, it is also important to consider the reputation of the manufacturer and customer reviews.