Measuring correctly is the most crucial step when purchasing wallpapers! Avoid measuring with phone apps since they are not as accurate as they seem (we know by a lot of experience dealing with measuring issues). Use a measuring tape always!
Measure Width and Height of your space in inches, never work with fractions: for example 145.25 inches is not a valid measurement for a wall, you need to round up to the next integer number = 146 inches. Consider to add a few inches to the final measurements of your wall just to be on the safe side.
Walls are almost never perfectly straight. When covering whole walls take the same measurements in different areas for example: measure the Width at the top of the wall and at the bottom, measure the Height at left and right edge of the wall. While Width and Height “should” be consistent all through your wall don’t worry if after a few times numbers don’t match perfectly, this means your wall has a deformation. When ordering wallpaper you need to have the widest and highest number so you are sure to cover all the area.
Sometimes the wall has other types of slight deformations as bumps or depressions which we are unable to notice with plain eye but they come out with a wallpaper installation. In this scenario the wallpaper does not match in some areas even when the Repeat was checked out before hanging it. If this happens to you there is no solution for it more that try to cope with it or abort installation. Never pull and try to force the material in place. In our experience when this happens you need to place the wallpaper to match at it’s best without pulling and keep installing the rest of the panels, this issues usually happen in small areas of the wall and once the install is finished you will not notice it in the overall project.
We do an extensive quality control for each order before sending it your way but always quality check your wallpaper Repeat before starting the installation by laying your panels on the floor and matching them, this is an opportunity to check that everything is Ok before starting the install and if you run into any misalignment issue while installing you will be able to determine more accurately the issue.
Examples of wall deformations
Our Wallpaper are sold in Panels with standard Width and Height.
Our panels are 8 or 9 feet tall to fit the most common wall measurements, so you select the panel height depending on your wall. Once you know how tall your panels need to be you have to determine how many panels you will need to cover the width of your wall. Our listed materials have different widths but if you apply this very simple rule there will be no mistake:
(Your wall Width in inches) divided by (Listed Width of the wallpaper panel)
You wall is 144 inches wide, the wallpaper panel is 24 inches wide:
144 divided by 24 = 6
You will need 6 panels to cover your wall
You wall is 156 inches wide, the wallpaper panel is 23 inches wide:
156 divided by 23 = 6.78
When you get a fraction as a result you will need round up to 7 panels to complete your project.
Murals are more simple to order: just need to input the Width and Height of your mural and add to cart. Form here we make the hard work for you! Your mural will be divided in even panels to facilitate installation.
WINDOWS DOORS AND IRREGULAR WALLS
If the wall you are covering has a window, door or irregular shape, we suggest to order a full wall of wallpaper as if there were no doors or windows and install and cut around the elements when applying. This is the safest way to order this type of wall, ensures the pattern to match throughout and leaves no room for mistakes in measurements.