More than just wallpaper!

There has always been a special relationship between people and their wallcoverings. However, this relationship has not always been harmonious. Thus it was that, as early as one hundred years ago, the aesthete Oscar Wilde despaired at the patterned walls of his Paris hotel. His last words are said to have been, “My wallpaper will be the death of me – one of us has to go”. If only the hotel owner had used woodchip ...

Friedrich Erfurt opened the ERFURT paper mill in Wuppertal in 1827. 37 years later, his grandson Hugo Erfurt developed a wallcovering that has become an inextricable part of our everyday life today: woodchip wallpaper. An idea that was to create a stellar career and without which it's hard to imagine the most diverse rooms around the world. A lot has happened since then. Today the international and traditional family-owned company, now managed by the 8th generation of the Erfurt family, is the market leader in the production and distribution of paintable and healthy wallcoverings, including nonwoven, flat nonwoven and embossed wallcoverings. The trend towards individually designed digitally printed wallcoverings is met by ERFURT-JuicyWalls.

Alongside woodchip products, ERFURT sells innovative, design-orientated and environmentally sustainable solutions for wall design in over 30 countries worldwide. With innovations to optimise the energy-saving capacity of interior walls, like the KlimaTec system, the company supplies economically viable systems for saving energy and improving the interior climate of homes. ERFURT - Walls to make you feel good

Milestones in the company’s history

1827 - 1843 Handmade filter paper, printing paper
1844 Installation of the first paper machine
1864 Rauhfaser, also known as woodchip, used as shop window decorative paper
1885 Improved wallpaper base, velour paper, ingrain paper
1914 Paper for emergency currency, paper for food stamps
1971 Wallpaper production, acquisition of Wenzel & Brüninghaus
1972 Anaglypta/Erfurt-Novaboss embossed wallpaper
1995 Erfurt-Vliesfaser and Erfurt-Variovlies
2004 Erfurt-Rauhvlies
2007 Erfurt is one of Germany’s “Brands of the Century”
2009 Erfurt-KlimaTec Interior Insulation System
2011 Erfurt Bestwood Decking Systems
2013 Digitally printed wallcoverings with JuicyWalls
2015 Complete relaunch of the Erfurt brand
2016 Erfurt V-Vlies (pre-pigmented)
  Variovlies Aqua
2017 Erfurt-KlimaTec KP 1000+
2018 Erfurt-Variovlies F 170 “as if hand-crafted”
2019 “Serial wallpapering” concept study
  Launch of the ICE project
  Erfurt-Variovlies Airless 120g / 150g
  Erfurt-Variovlies T 1100 Magnet
2020 Erfurt-Rauhfaser ELLA woodchip - the first climate-neutral wallcovering
  Erfurt-GIGA roll - horizontal, room-height, seamless wallpapering
2021 Erfurt-Variovlies ECO 150 PLUS - the first Flat Nonwoven to be made of 100% recycled fibres