As Levey prioritizes the health and safety of our community, we continue to follow our clients’ projects as they adapt to the “new normal”.

Featured this week is Hotel Omni Charlotte, a client project that has recently implemented CDC-Certified Enhanced Cleaning Procedures. Thanks to our cleanable, commercial grade wallcovering, staff members can keep hotel guests safe and protected without worrying about damaging surfaces.

Cleanable, commercial grade wallcovering

Completed in May of 2018 – Omni Hotels & Resorts commissioned Canadian design firm Moncur Design Associates Inc to transform the 369 room Omni Charlotte including guestrooms, corridors and public spaces.

To support their vision, Moncur Design Associates Inc partnered with Levey to make use of multiple designs from our vast and exclusive selection of wallcoverings. Two patterns from Levey’s wallcovering collections alongside a custom wood vinyl from LEVEYart Digital are implemented into the hotel’s design.

Washable and cleanable, these Levey commercial wallcovering solutions help generate a safer environment for all hotel guests. With Len Tex’s Aqua-Clear 3.0 as the coating, these vinyl designs have an excellent scrubbability and are resistant to antimicrobial commercial cleaning agents.

Popolo Wallcovering by DeNovo Wall in colour Tinsel Town

Featured throughout the premise of Omni Charlotte – in the hotel’s various guestrooms, lobbies, hallways and more – is the pattern Popolo by DeNovo Wall in colour Tinsel Town.

Thematically, the design team was inspired by the city of Charlotte – a banking hotspot with a history rich in precious metals. The imperfect grid-like pattern of Popolo features a luxurious silver-toned metallic mylar finish, which successfully nods to the glamour, elegance and class associated with this vision. Meanwhile, Popolo’s off-white base acts as a neutral element that
compliments and fuses with other aspects of the hotel’s design.

From an application standpoint, this mylar laminated wallcovering is durable and washable. Its antimicrobial surface prevents the growth of bacteria and allows for a better sanitization process. This proves especially important in a hospitality environment, where the application is subject to high occupancy turnover in the heart of a major city.

View Popolo from DeNovo Wall online

Steam Trunk Wallcovering from York Contract’s Restoration Elements collection

Utilized in the ensuites throughout the hotel, the unique geometric pattern of Steam Trunk from York Contract’s Restoration Elements collection is an intriguing visual accent. The design serves as a cohesive factor in uniting other materials while paying homage to the city of Charlotte.

This durable Type II Commercial Vinyl Wallcovering was specified in the shade of Optic White – an off white, simulated silk weave base with a diamond-like pattern. Applied mostly to washroom walls, this commercial wallcovering allows for extensive cleaning protocols without causing damage to its low lustre silver metallic finish.

View Steam Trunk from Restoration Elements online

Digital wallcovering with a realistic wood print

The designers further accented the walls of Omni Charlotte with warm wood. The design intends to deliver a sense of warmth and comfort hotel guests, as well as incorporating nature in a centrally located hotel.

Mimicking the finish of natural wood, this custom accent wallcovering stands as a commercial grade vinyl wallcovering and was developed in a collaboration between Moncur Design Associates Inc and LEVEYart Digital. It prevents the formation of mould, mildew and bacteria, protecting guests against COVID-19.

By specifying our custom digital wallcovering with a realistic wood print, the designers were able to achieve optimal durability and attain the specific look of wood that was desired.

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Have a project where you want to incorporate multiple wallcoverings to match your vision AND enhance the health and safety of your design? Visit or book a consultation with us today.

We are here to support you in designing an adaptable environment under the “new normal”!


Wallcovering vs. Wallpaper: A Breakdown

What are wallcoverings?

Verano Wallcovering from Levey Wallcoverings and Architectural Finishes
Verano Wallcovering by DeNovo Wall, distributed by LEVEY

For the most part, wallpaper (as opposed to “wallcovering”) is the more widely familiar home-outfitting product. This may be due to the fact that it is a generally inexpensive material that many of us watched our parents hang – and rip down – throughout the years. It has been the finish of choice for elegant homes since the sixteenth century tapestries.

Unbeknownst to many of us, alongside this residential finishing trend is wallpaper’s more industrial cousin, the wallcovering. Originally developed as a protective wall finish in the 1970s, wallcoverings are typically consigned to commercial applications; and are designed to withstand the demands of highly-populated spaces such as lobbies, corridors, hotel suites, etc.

Wallcovering: A residential finish

Optimus Flair Wallcovering for residential spaces, from Levey Wallcoverings and Architectural Finishes
Optimus Flair Glass Fibre Wallcovering, distributed by LEVEY

More and more, homeowners are turning to the superior quality and luxe effect of wallcovering for their home decorating projects.

Excellent for backsplashes, hallways, entrances and/or wherever one is looking to add a beautiful and durable finish, wallcovering is an elegant alternative to wallpaper and paint.

Customize your wallcovering

Digital Custom Wallcovering for residential spaces, from Levey Wallcoverings and Architectural Finishes
LeveyArt Digital Custom Wallcovering

As well, with the advancements of digital printing, there is no end of choices, from custom design, scale, colour, substrates, etc.

You can also use your own designs and photos, provided that the artwork is owned by or licensed to you and meets the image standards.


Wallcovering vs. Wallpaper: The Breakdown


Made from: Vinyl, wood (veneer), cork, glass fibre, even dry erase (perfect for kids room and kitchen message boards), etc.
Ideal for: High traffic areas (e.g. hallways and mud rooms) and/or sumptuous settings (e.g. bedrooms/dining/living rooms, etc.)
Cleaning: Mild soap and water and (depending on the material/texture) a soft bristle brush
Installation: For a seamless application and less waste, it is recommended that you contract a professional wallcovering installer. Contact LEVEY for certified installers in your area.
Where to buy: Distributor
Sold by: Lineal yard (widths of rolls vary from 36″ – 54″ with a typical length of 30 yards)


Made from: Paper
Ideal for: Low traffic areas, such as accent walls and powder rooms
Cleaning: Wipe with a damp cloth
Installation: Although one can hire a professional (recommended for more costly rolls, e.g. hand-painted), wallpaper is typically a DIY project
Where to buy: Home improvement stores and outlets
Sold by: The roll (width is usually 27″ with a typical length of 11 yards)

Where to start ?

Without A Paddle Wallcovering for residential spaces, by York Design Gallery, from Levey Wallcoverings and Architectural Finishes
Without A Paddle Wallcovering by York Contract Design Gallery, distributed by LEVEY

Looking to add a durable and/or luxurious wall finish to your home? Peruse our library of top quality vinyl wallcovering brands and search by colour, scale, style…you name it!

For more information on our many materials, uses and customizable wallcovering, contact LEVEY, Canada’s top wallcovering distributor.







New! Kaleidoscope Wallcovering

Kaleidoscope Wallcovering, Custom Digital Wallcovering from LeveyArt

Kaleidoscope Wallcovering

By LeveyArt

Unique and endlessly customizable, Kaleidoscope is a new pattern available exclusively from LeveyArt Digital. Scalable to any size, continuous for boundless tiling, and custom primary and background colour options allow you to make this design your own. Printable on your choice of media. Also available in 8 standard colourways as a Type II vinyl wallcovering.


Custom, Digitally Printed Wallcovering is now at your fingertips!

Custom Digitally Printed Wallcovering is now at your fingertips

You dream it, we print it. Jordan, Anjelica, Michael and Silvana are here to make your vision a reality.

LeveyArt is the sublime digital wallcoverings and custom design surface solution. We bring your vision together at your fingertips and ensure excellence from design conception through local manufacturing to ultimate delivery and installation onsite. Our digital solutions experts work with you to take your ideas and make them wall and surface reality.

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Levey Trend Series: Architectural Lines

Levey Trend Series Architectural Lines

architectural lines

create distinctive compositions within a built space. Through the manipulation of materials, light and shadow, architectural aesthetics are shaped and formed creating buildings that are cultural symbols and works of art. This aesthetic is the inspiration for our upcoming architectural collection of digital wallcoverings from LeveyArt Digital.

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Digital Custom Wallcovering from Levey Industries

Digital Custom Wallcovering from Levey Industries

Digital Custom Wallcovering from Levey Industries

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