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HOW TO MEASURE FOR WALLPAPERS



The following is a general guideline to estimate how much of wallpapers you will need. We highly recommend that you consult with your professional wallpaper hangers to get the exact amount needed before placing an order. We are not responsible for any discrepancies from the use of this tool.

 

MAKE SURE YOU ORDER THE RIGHT AMOUNT

It is better to have more wallpaper than not enough when you take up a wallpaper project. This is because papers are produced in different lots and they can have variance in colors.  If you don't order enough, the next batch might not be in the same dye lot.

Each batch is identified by a run number printed on each roll.   We recommend that you check all bolts to make sure they have the same number before unrolling them. It is important to have extra on hand for future repair if needed.

 

CALCULATE HOW MUCH WALLPAPERS YOU WILL NEED

To calculate how much you'll need:
 
1) Measure the height and width of each wall, including all openings. Multiply the two figures to get the total area in square feet. 

For example, if your wall is 10 feet wide by 12 feet height, your total square feet for that wall is 10 x 12=120 square feet.
 
2) Add the square footage of all walls to determine the total area.

3) Deduct 15 square feet for every average size door or window.
 
4) For large or untypical size of opening, measure the height and width of each opening and deduct the exact square footage from your total.

NOTE: For some large repeat wallpapers, no deductions should be made for openings.

 

DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF ROLLS

Standard US roll type wallpapers are usually priced by the double roll (packaged as two single rolls depending on the item).  Yardage items are priced and sold by the yard, not the roll.  European wallpapers are usually priced and sold by the single roll.  Wallpapers can vary in width from 21 to 54 inches.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us before placing a firm order.
 
1) Check the square footage listed on the product page under product details.

2)  We recommend adding 20% extra for the total square footage required to make up for waste due to repeat and match.

3) Divide your total wall area footage by the square feet of the wallpapers to calculate the total number of rolls needed. Round up any fractions to an additional roll.

Note:

1) 1 yard = 3 feet

2) 12 inches = 1 foot

Keep in mind that the above is to be used as an estimator only.  It's best to consult with your hanger to determine the exact amount, as there might be variance that will affect the amount needed (such as large pattern repeats, baseboards & molding, large doors or windows etc.).  We are not responsible for under or overage.  Please follow manufacturer's instructions.  

As a final tip, it’s better to have extra wallpaper on hand to account for trimming or additional papering. If you find yourself with leftover paper after hanging, use it to line drawers or for other decorative projects around the house.
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