Category Archives: Remodeling Livingrooms

How Eco-wallpapers can prevent Sick Building Syndrome


Green Wallpaper


We spend an average of 20 hours per day inside buildings and the quality of the building environment around us has been proven to have dramatic effects on our happiness, health and how our children perform in school.

Well designed hospitals can reduce patient treatment times by up to 21percent better design schools with healthier materials can result in higher exams and people motivation. In certain areas buildings account for up to 45 percent co2 emissions.

In this experiment we will verify K-Wall’s believing regulate the humidity in a room. The humidity level in a room  contributes to occurrences such as mold, dust mites, viruses and an assortment of other unwanted elements that can make house sick. On the left side we have taken plasterboard and coater it with K-wall on the right PVC wallpaper. We are adding 30 ml. of hot water on  each side and covering the top. Then we will set the timer. As you can see the K-wall side has a humidity a 54 percent and so does the PVC wallpaper side. From here we will elapsed time. After 10 minutes you can see that the K-wall side has increased 6 percent from 54 to 60 percent humidity and on the PVC side you can see that the window has fogged up due to the humidity levels eighty-two percent, which has increased by 28 percent thus making the room on the right far more uncomfortable to be in.

In this test we will be demonstrating how k-wall removes unwanted odors in a room. On the left side we have our simulated room with K-wall and on the right side a room with PVC wallpaper. We will be adding ammonia to the boxes to see what the level will be after three minutes. First lets check the level of each box. The K-wall box registers at 54 and the wallpaper side registers at 53. Then we will be adding a drop of ammonia to each box and setting a timer. Normal odors in a room will usually register between 100 and 200 on our scale. Let’s see what the results are after three minutes. First the K-wall side registers at 338 next the wallpaper side registers at 1,045 as the max.

In this experiment we will demonstrate the insulating properties of K-wall. On the left we have applied a very thin two millimeter K-wall plaster to board. On the right we have applied two layers of the same standard PVC wallpaper to plasterboard and we’ll see how much heat gets through. First we notice after 30 minutes the glass window and wallpaper side has risen to about the same temperature of 42 degrees however the K-wall side remains eight degrees lower. In general one degree in temperature equates to about 4 percent in energy consumption. This is a significant breakthrough in providing a more healthy environment.