Prepping for a Vycon Installation

by | Mar 19, 2013 | Health Care

Vycon has been one of the world’s leading vinyl wallcovering brands for a long time. The company has been in business since 1965, and its excellent products continue to satisfy new customers each and every day. If you’re thinking of renovating the interior of your home with new wall covering, then Vycon is one of the most reputable brands you could choose. With Vycon, you have access to an assortment of dazzling colors and designs, the likes of which few other wallcovering companies are capable of rivaling.

Below are a few of the things that you should be aware of before hanging vinyl on any wall. In order to get the most out of your Vycon wall covering, you must ensure that the installation is properly carried out.

  • Make sure that the surface of the wall is as smooth as possible – Vycon wall covering is adhesive, so you have to make sure that the surface of the wall is appropriately maintained; if not, there’ll be no proper way for the vinyl to stick to the wall, resulting in a somewhat botched installation. If your wall features a rough, sandy texture, then you should smooth it out before applying Vycon wall covering. Flakes of loose paint and residual pieces of wallpaper must be removed, as well.

  • Thoroughly clean the wall before applying the vinyl wall covering – This step is just as important as the above, and for the same reason. In addition to smoothing the wall out, you have to make sure that there isn’t any foreign matter stuck to the surface. It’s also important to note that things like ballpoint pen writing and crayon marks have the potential to bleed through your vinyl after it’s been hanging for an extended period of time. Make sure the wall is as pristine as possible before you hang your Vycon vinyl.

  • For buildings with moisture issues, the problem must be dealt with before you hang your Vycon wall covering – For the most part, vinyl isn’t permeable by water. This is a good thing, because it means that walls coated with vinyl stand little chance of being damaged by moisture. Because of this, it’s common for people to use Vycon wall coverings in bathrooms and kitchens, where there’s sure to be a lot of moisture floating about in the air. However, vinyl’s ability to block off water is a bit of a double-edged sword in that it can trap water that has already been allowed to infiltrate the cavities of a wall. If you hang vinyl before addressing this issue, you run the risk of allowing molds to grow within your home.

Wolf-Gordon can supply all your Vycon wall covering and other home designing needs. Visit in person at one of the following showroom locations: Los Angeles Showroom Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite BM5 Los Angeles, CA 90069; Chicago Showroom Merchandise Mart at #10-161 200 World Trade Center Chicago, IL 60654; or visit To obtain samples or seek general information, call 800-347-0550 or email

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