Typically available in three varying levels of durability known as Type I, II or III, vinyl wall coverings offer resilient wall protection and are more resistant to scratching and tearing than alternate coverings. Vinyl wears longer than paint and is less expensive to maintain. Vinyl wall coverings serve a practical purpose when used in areas where walls are subjected to severe abuse. These are typically high-traffic areas in institutional, corporate, retail, healthcare and hospitality environments. Should damage occur, repairs can easily be made by using surplus material and in most cases repairs are undetectable. A large part of vinyl’s appeal is its broad range of designs, textures and colors that make it aesthetically pleasing.