While very versatile, some types of wallcoverings are better than others in certain rooms or situations. For example, there are wallcoverings that feature such qualities as stain resistance and scrubbability. These would be excellent choices for kitchens, baths and laundry rooms. Other wallcoverings resist abrasions and are washable, making them a good choice for children’s rooms.Others feature color-fastness as a characteristic. These would be naturals for rooms that receive a great deal of direct sunlight.These features and others are listed on the wallcovering’s label and/or in the sample books at your retailer. Wallcoverings produced for commercial use also are classified by physical and performance characteristics. Your local independent retailer can advise you as to the type of wallcovering you should use for your particular situation.