Commercial Wallcoverings – Not Just for Commercial Spaces

Commercial wallcovering isn’t just for commercial spaces anymore!  According to Hirshfields sales consultant, Becky Eggers from the Rosedale store, commercial wallpaper is a viable option for larger spaces in your home, long hallways, loft spaces or spaces without lots of cutouts – like doors, windows or closets.  The primary reason for this is an average residential wallpaper pattern comes in 20” or 27” width, and commercial paper is usually 54” wide.

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Other benefits to ordering commercial papers for your larger spaces include:

They allow for fewer seams.   A wider paper means fewer seams.  Therefore making these papers the perfect choice for long walls without lots of cutouts.  This option also works great for vaulted ceiling rooms allowing you to maximize the larger patterns as well.

They are easier to maintain. Commercial papers are generally meant for high use situations so they are heavier in weight, more washable, durable and strippable.

They provide a broader selection of unique options. Commercial papers have many unusual, progressive choices.  There are many tone-on-tone, textured and geometric patterns you might not see in residential papers.  There are also a variety of more modern or edgy designs for urban spaces.

They can be more economical. While there is a minimum order of 30 yards for commercial styles (equivalent to roughly 360 square feet), ordering fewer commercial rolls at 54” wide may cost less in the end than purchasing the 27” width residential paper.


Depending on the space the labor costs of hanging 54” wallpaper can be less expensive than the 27” wallpaper. Do a comparison on product and labor.

Piqued your interest?  Check out your local Hirshfield’s retail location for the latest design styles in commercial paper for your home.

*Note:  Commercial paper will be a bit more challenging to hang because it is wider and it does require adhesive.

1 Response
  1. Marsha

    I used a 54″ H’s instock vinyl in my upstairs and downstairs hallways and it worked like a charm. After removing the 27″ paper, excessive amounts of clay adhesive remained on my old plaster walls. If any of the leftover adhesive telegraphed to face of the paper, the pattern masked it.
    I had the paper hung by a professional after spending two days putting up a piece that was two feet wide.

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