Simple Calculation Guide for Number of Rolls Required
Find The Surface Area Of A Wall
1. Measure the width and height of the wall in your chosen unit of measurement. (We use metres in this tutorial.)
2. Multiply wall width and height together = _ m² (Surface area of the wall.)
3. Repeat the steps for each consecutive wall that you wish to apply wallpaper to.
4. Add each figure together to get: ‘Total Wall Surface Area m²’
How Many Rolls?
1. Divide the ‘Total Wall Surface Area’ by 5.2 (5.2 = m² coverage of one roll)
2. Round this number up the nearest whole number i.e: 3.6 gets rounded to 4 rolls of wallpaper.
This is the minimum number of rolls you will need.
We always recommended that you order an extra roll of wallpaper than you need. This is to be certain you have enough wallpaper for trimming allowance and to account for any unexpected difficulties when hanging.
Many people store a roll of the wallpaper for potential future touch ups. Alternatively, any unused, unopened rolls of wallpaper may be returned.
All of the wallpaper designs in the Surface House collection are a ‘straight match’. (See image below). Meaning the pattern matches at the same horizontal point on each strip of wallpaper; there is no ‘drop’ in the pattern.
This makes planning and applying the wallpaper easier for you and means that there is less wallpaper wastage overall.
If you need to measure a wall that has windows or doors, check out our other simple step by step tutorial:
We hope this simple tutorial was useful to you. If you need any assistance or advice please get in touch and we will be more than happy to assist you.