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 don’t 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.