What is a match, repeat or pattern repeat?
When calculating the required amount of wallpaper for your project, the so-called match of the pattern or design must be considered. Our available wallpapers always bear one of the following symbols:
Free match or random match:
When the wallpaper has a “random match” or “free match”, the strips can be glued next to each other as desired. Tip: Always apply the strips in the same direction to the wall to ensure a uniform appearance of all strips.
Find out how to calculate the number of rolls needed for a free match wallpaper under "How do I calculate the number of wallpaper rolls needed?".
If the wallpaper has a "straight match", the pattern must be taken into account when applying the wallpaper to the wall. With a straight match, the matching part of the pattern is always on the same horizontal height on each of the strips. Find out how to calculate the number of rolls needed for a wallpaper with a straight match under "How to calculate the required amount of wallpaper for wallpaper with a repeat?".
Drop or half drop match:
Again, when applying the wallpaper to the wall, its pattern must be considered. Since the matching part of the pattern is not always at the same horizontal height on the strips, it is called a drop or half drop match. The number of centimeters specified for the match is the number of centimeters by which the repeat (that is, the matching part of the pattern) is offset in each case.
Find out how to calculate the required number of rolls for a wallpaper with Drop or half drop match under "How to calculate the wallpaper requirement for wallpaper with a repeat".