As Type II wallcoverings with Type III characteristics, DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcoverings are distinguished by the transformative technology that has provided unparalleled performance and surface protection since 1948. “DuPont Tedlar PVF film has been used in various applications in aerospace, transportation, healthcare, and construction for several decades, and now commercial wallcoverings ” says Julie Short Marketing Manager at DuPont™ Tedlar® Advanced Materials. “With resistance to scuffs, stains, and harsh cleaning chemicals or disinfectants, the long-lasting durability of Tedlar™ Wallcoverings keep designs as fresh as the day they were installed.” Evoking the enduring aesthetic and tactile texture of a trio of architecture’s essential building blocks—wood, metal, and stone—the innovative Avant-garde collection debuts new patterns with a design-forward appeal that maintains Tedlar’s signature durability.
Inspired by Architectural Elements and Designer Input
Mimicking three materials that maintain an indispensable role in the realm of architectural elements, the Avant-Garde collection is comprised of five organic patterns. The recently released Roccia recalls the subdued strength of stacked slate while Travertino evokes the elegance of travertine to achieve an organic mineral appearance with deep dimension. Alloy asserts an assortment of textures that lends the look of a metal patina, while Set in Stone offers a semblance of concrete and Sequoia conjures a verdant wood visage. Bringing these architectural building blocks to the wall, the Avant-Garde collection invites architects and designers to conceptualize new applications of organically inspired motifs and textures. “The most requested samples in our Material Bank portfolio are from the Avant-Garde collection” says Short. “We are using these insights to shape the next patterns and colors, and even offer customizable options to help every designer with specific project needs.”
Tedlar further distinguishes itself from others in the industry by taking added measures that include involving designers and architects early in the prototyping process. “We’re committed to adding more patterns and colors every season to give architects and designers the freedom to create modern, on-trend spaces” says Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, Global Business Development Leader at DuPont Tedlar Advanced Materials. This allows the Tedlar team to tailor products to unique design needs, while also ensuring that their wallcoverings showcase an extensive palette that pulls from a broad spectrum of colors and varied set of patterns. “In today’s world there are so many challenges for projects that are physical, environmental, and now health related,” says Ralph A. Crozier, Global Director of Endure Walls™️ by DuPont Tedlar. “Being at the forefront of design and having the ability to perform at the level of what every client is needing is something that we provide. I am also a designer, and I know that design, durability, and service are so important in the business. We are constantly collaborating with designers of healthcare spaces, hotel or restaurants to meet future needs,” adds Crozier. “We are delivering the vital information that explains our superior wallcoverings, while adapting and delivering quickly in rapidly changing times, and servicing the industry’s evolving needs to help designers please their clients as well.”
Impermeable Protective Barrier
Protected by a film that provides an impervious barrier, each Tedlar Wallcovering collection does not support the growth of mold or mildew, and slows the growth bacteria, while boasting the ability to stand up to industrial cleaning products—including bleach and alcohol-based solvents—without discoloration. The protective film asserts itself as standard underlying safeguard that ensures scratch and stain resistance and allows the wallcoverings to weigh in as an ideal surfacing solution for high-traffic spaces.
“Tedlar Wallcoverings are the only wallcoverings with a protective long-lasting film that does not breakdown over time from multiple cleanings.” says Flaherty-Earp. The sustainable appeal of Tedlar Wallcoverings has been acknowledged with array of industry recognitions over the years, including UL Greenguard Gold Certification, UL Greenguard Mold and Mildew Verification, and Health Product Declaration (HPD) approval from the HPD Collaborative. “Tedlar Wallcoverings are becoming highly sought after given an increasing need for cleanliness in the post-COVID world,” adds Short. “We are strive to bring even more on-trend designs to meet the needs of an everchanging tomorrow.”