HOW MANY ROLLS WILL I NEED?

You can use the below chart to look up your measurements and estimate how many standard rolls of wallpaper you’ll need to complete this job.

Once you have decided which wallpaper you like, measure the height and width of the desired wall or walls to decorate. Continue reading this document for tips on measuring your walls.

IMPORTANT

Every wallpaper design is different and the amount that you require will vary, depending in particular on the Match type and the size of the Repeat of the pattern. For technical specifications and other useful information that will help you to make your decision, continue reading this document.

PLEASE NOTE: This table estimates the amount of wallpaper you
require. 
We will not be responsible for overage or shortage based on these calculations and the information provided in this document.
Tabla para calcular rollos de papel

HOW DO I MEASURE FOR WALLPAPER?

As every room is different, there’s no hard and fast rule as to how many rolls you’re going to need. However, by measuring the length and width of the walls you wish to decorate you can minimise waste.

 1.  Using a tape measure (and possibly someone else to assist with holding one end if your room is large), you’ll want to measure the length and width of each wall to the nearest centimetre.

 2.  If there are doors or windows that won’t be wallpapered, it’s often easier to ignore these in your measurements as this way, you will end up ordering slightly more than you need.

Why order more than you need? Having extra will also give you a little room for error so you’ll always want to calculate an additional 10% of wastage into your measurements.

Furthermore, ordering all the rolls you need at once will ensure they are all from the same batch.

 3.  Find the height and width of your walls on the previous chart and you’re all set!

You may need to make your calculations per wall if you have a large room, and add your totals up at the end.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

BATCHES

Wallpapers are manufactured in batches, and while here we’ll make sure that every roll you order is from the same batch, if you need to order more, finding wallpaper from the exact same batch may prove difficult.

As the colours and patterns may vary ever so slightly between batches, it’s always better to order a bit too much rather than order too little.

DIMENSIONS

Width: 52 cm

Length: 10m

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MATCH TYPES?

Free match   FREE MATCH    STRAIGHT MATCH OFFSET MATCH   OFFSET MATCH

Free match is the easiest product to hang, as no matter how the strips of wallpaper are hung next to each other, the design has no match, so no visible join or seams.

This can also mean there is less waste.

The left and right edge of the wallpaper match in a straight horizontal line with the left and right edge of the next strip of paper.

If you are not sure, layout two strips next to each other and you will see the match is straight

This is where the right hand edge of the first strip only matches with the next strip when the second wallpaper is dropped by a specified distance.

For example a label will state a 64/32cm offset match. This means the design repeats every 64cm and the point at which they match from left to right is every 32cm.

WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS ON THE LABEL MEAN?

Other symbols on the label will relate to the following:

  • How easy the products are to clean
  • The method of application
  • Hanging direction (for example ‘reverse hang alternate lengths’ is occasionally used to create a seamless effect on certain designs)

LABEL SYMBOLS