Understanding Single Roll vs. Double Wallpaper Roll Issue
Very often when it comes to ordering wallpaper, confusion surrounds the Single Roll vs. Double Roll issue.
Let us try to shed some light on that:
In the U. S. residential Wallpaper Industry, wallpaper is printed in two primary widths i.e. 21 wide and 27 wide.
- A single roll of 21 wallpaper is approximately 16.5 long.
- A single roll of 27 wallpaper is approximately 13.5 long.
- Some manufacturers may vary slightly but not very much, if any.
- The manufacturer only packages wallpaper in double rolls not single rolls. A double roll is twice as long as a single roll.
- A double roll of 21 wallpaper is 33 long.
- While a double roll of 27 wallpaper is 27 long.
- Each one is twice as long as a single roll.
- The reason for that is to aid you in getting better coverage from your wallpaper.
- A single roll of 21 or 27 wallpaper would only yield one 8 or 9 foot drop.
- A double roll of 21 or 27 wallpaper will yield three eight or nine foot drops and sometimes you can get four from a double roll of 21 wallpaper.
- So, if you order 6 single rolls of any domestic wallpaper, you will receive three bundles of paper but it will be twice as long as shown in the book and it will be a double roll. Please dont be surprised when you open your package, just read the label and you will see that each bundle is twice as long as a single roll.
We hope that this gives you some insight into the issue but if you still have questions, please give us a call.
Also, if you read in the back of any wallpaper book you make a selection from, you will see the single roll described very similar to the explanation above.