How much wallpaper do I need?
Measuring the wall
In order to properly calculate how much wallpaper you need it is important to measure the height and width of the wall you want to wallpaper. Preferably use a metal tape measure which has the same length as the total width of the room so you can measure the entire width in one time.
TIP: On the product page of your favorite wallpaper you'll find a calculation tool. Here you can fill in the sizes of the wall you want to wallpaper and calculate easily the amount of required roles.
Measuring the height
Because a wall in terms of height is not the same everywhere, you should measure the wall on the left side, on the right side and in the middle. For calculating the exact number of required rolls fill in the highest measured result. The wallpaper calculator calculates for each wallpaper strip a cutting loss of 7,5 cm above and 7,5 cm below. Are you a less experienced paperhanger, then calculate 10cm extra for the highest measured level due to additional cutting losses.
How do you deal with windows and doors in measuring?
Runs the window or door from the ceiling to the floor?
When a window or door runs from the ceiling to the floor, it is best to measure both sides of the wall separately (the left and right side of the window or door). Fill in these sections as two separate walls in the wallpaper calculator.
The window does not run up to the ceiling or floor?
When a window/door does not run up to the ceiling or floor, it is best to measure the upper- and lower portion of the window or door. Both parts are entered as two separate walls in the wallpaper calculator.
Different kinds of wallpaper in one room?
You want different types of wallpaper in one room? Then it is important to use for each type of wallpaper the calculation tool which is displayed on the page of that particular product. So if you want to use several types of wallpaper in a space, it is not possible to do all calculations on just one tool. The pattern repeats can be very different for every article and the walpaper calculator calculates the exact number of rolls for the product in which it is displayed.
Do you have questions about measuring your wall or about the calculation tool? Please send us an e-mail, we are happy to help! hello@ESTAhome.nl