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Should You Use Performance Vinyl Wallcovering Or Paint On Your Walls?

It depends on the value of longevity, sustainability, and aesthetics to a project

Should You Use Performance Vinyl Wallcovering Or Paint On Your Walls?

The advantages of Type II performance vinyl wallcovering include longevity, sustainability, and aesthetics. Phillip Jeffries performance wallcoverings breathe new life into your walls!

When to use Phillip Jeffries Vinyl Wallcoverings

Merging luxury design with durability and affordability, our Type II performance vinyl wallcovering is developed to have the look and feel of a handcrafted, natural wallcovering. From bathrooms and ballrooms to kitchens and corridors, our performance vinyl wallcoverings are engineered for high traffic and damp areas. Perfect for residential and commercial use, we are the ultimate resource with a wide selection of luxury vinyl wallcovering.


Finding The Right Wallcovering Collection

Deciding on the right type of wall treatment is no easy task, given the huge number of products available today. Type II Performance Vinyl wallcovering is a great long-term option for areas with a wide variety of looks and textures. Our wallcovering materials are very durable which makes them a good choice for high traffic areas like living rooms, entryways, and hallways. 


Can you believe this is not a natural wallcovering? For this primary bedroom suite makeover, the designer created a calming coastal vibe using our Vinyl Shoreline Grass. When you want the look of a natural, Phillip Jeffries offers a beautiful selection of offerings in a range of textures and colors. 



  • Aesthetics – We stock the largest variety of offerings with over 70 designs in a multitude of colorways, and many have a virtually seamless effect. One of our most popular collections, Natural Illusions Contact Vinyl, merges nature’s beauty with the durability and technology of performance wallcoverings. Developed to reproduce the look and feel of the handcrafted natural wallcoverings, the contract-rated vinyl reproductions range from grasscloth and paper weave to silk, linen and specialties.
  • Longevity – Our Performance Vinyl wallcoverings are a reliable, long-term choice at a lower price than traditional wallcoverings. Quality tends to endure, and our performance wallcovering will stand the test of time.
  • Sustainability – Our wallcoverings are produced in the most environmentally friendly way possible using local materials. And our Performance Vinyls are also non-toxic and recyclable.
  • Durable – In hallways, meeting rooms or kitchen areas, people want durability. Our Performance Vinyl does exceptionally well in high traffic areas.
  • Maintenance – These days, keeping things clean is at the top of most people’s list and our Performance Vinyl wallcoverings clean easily. As a bonus, all our PJ Contract Vinyl wallcoverings have been tested to withstand the latest cleaning guidelines and disinfecting practices established by the CDC.

Designer: Zia interiors | Photographer: Manny Sanchez Photography 


Our Performance Vinyl wallcoverings are especially suited for commercial spaces. Let’s discuss the pros such as longevity, sustainability, and aesthetics of using wallcoverings versus paint.

Performance Vinyl vs. Paint







Performance Vinyl





Lasts 15 years


Resists fading



Won’t chip


Acts as a Protective coating



Easy to wash


Can disinfect


Low maintenance







A few years


May chip


High Maintenance




Phillip Jeffries wallcoverings are the best the industry has to offer. Our award-winning designs are engineered for contract spaces and are more accessible and affordable than ever.

Most styles are in stock and available to ship the same day.



About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,