Still bearing the founders name, Thibaut Inc. was founded in 1886 by Richard E. Thibaut, of Paris, France. Once heralded the “world's largest wallpaper company,” Thibaut began as a successful retailer and multi-branched distributor, with distribution points in Boston, New York, and Newark, NJ. In 1953 the Thibaut family sold the operation to company employees. Thibaut was eventually acquired in 1976 by RPM, a world leader in specialty coatings. In 2006 Thibaut was acquired by Riverside Company, who along with Thibaut's management team presently own the company.
Over the years Thibaut has changed its profile from a wallpaper distributor to an upscale design house but still operates as a close-knit, family-oriented company. Currently it is the oldest continually operating wallpaper company in the US.
Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is the nation's oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. Known for a fresh, inspiring color palette with classic style, Thibaut offers unsurpassed quality and design in styles ranging from historic reproductions, toile, and chinoiserie to tropical and novelty patterns. With an insightful knowledge of trends and what homeowners want, Thibaut consistently delivers uniquely designed collections, supported by excellent service.