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Notes for international buyers (outside the EU)
- Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the term price or shipping charges. These charges are buyer’s responsibility.
Please check with your countries custom office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
- These mentioned charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick them up – do no confuse them for additional shipping charges.
- We generally do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – Governmental regulations prohibit such behavior.
- For shipments in island regions we charge a island surcharge of 15.95 €.
If you do not specify a separate delivery address your order will always be sent to the billing address.
Dispatch cost (inclusive of legally applicable VAT)
Shipping costs within the BeNeLux-States
|BeNeLux||First item||Each addit. item||Shipping time|
|Belgium||9,95 €||0,00 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Luxembourg||9,95 €||0,00 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Netherlands||9,95 €||0,00 €||2 - 5 working days|
Shipping costs within the European Union:
|European Union||First item||Each addit. item||Shipping time|
|Bulgaria||19,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Denmark||9,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Estonia||15,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Finland||14,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|France (mainland)||9,95 €||0,00 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Greece||19,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Great Britain||9,95 €||0,00 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Ireland||16,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Italy||13,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Croatia||16,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Lithuania||16,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Malta||19,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Austria||7,95 €||0,25 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Poland||12,95 €||0,00 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Portugal||15,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Romania||19,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Sweden||14,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Slovakia||15,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Slovenia||12,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Spain (mainland)||15,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Spain (Balearen)||19,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Spain (Kanaren, Melilla, Ceuta)||24,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Czech Republic||12,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Hungary||14,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Cyprus||19,95 €||0,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
Shipping cost for delivery in the remaining european countries:
|Europa||First item||Each addit. item||Shipping time|
|Albania||22,00 €||5,00 €||7 - 10 working days|
|Andorra||19,95 €||2,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Bosnia Herzegovina||22,00 €||3,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Georgia||59,00 €||6,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Iceland||22,00 €||3,00 €||7 - 10 working days|
|Kazakhstan||- - -||- - -||No service!|
|Corsica||19,95 €||0,00 €||7 - 10 working days|
|Liechtenstein||22,00 €||2,50 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Macedonia||22,00 €||3,00 €||7 - 10 working days|
|Moldova||22,00 €||3,00 €||7 - 10 working days|
|Monaco||19,95 €||0,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Montenegro||22,00 €||3,00 €||7 - 10 working days|
|Norway||22,00 €||2,00 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Russia||- - -||- - -||No service!|
|Schweiz||22,00 €||2,00 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Serbia||22,00 €||3,00 €||7 - 14 working days|
|Turkey||39,00 €||5,00 €||7 - 14 working days|
|Ukraine||22,00 €||3,00 €||No service!|
|Belarus||- - -||- - -||No service!|
Shipping costs for delivery in third countries:
|Worldwide||First item||Each addit. item||Shipping time|
|Egypt||30,00 €||5,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Algeria||30,00 €||5,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Argentina||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Australia||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Bahamas||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Bahrain||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Bangladesh||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Barbados||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Belize||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Benin||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Brasilia||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Chile||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|China||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Costa Rica||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Dominican Republic||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Ecuador||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Ghana||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Guatemala||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Haiti||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Honduras||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Hongkong||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|India||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Indonesia||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Iraq||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Iran||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Israel||29,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Jamaica||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Japan||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Yemen||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Jordan||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Cambodia||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Canada||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Cape Verde||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Qatar||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Colombia||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Kosovo||22,00 €||3,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Cuba||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Kuwait||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Laos||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Libanon||29,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Malaysia||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Marocco||29,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Mauritius||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Mexico||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Myanmar||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Nepal||49,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|New Zealand||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Nicaragua||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Oman||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Pakistan||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Panama||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Paraguay||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Philippines||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Rwanda||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Saudi Arabia||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Singapore||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Sri Lanka||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|South Africa||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|South Korea||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Taiwan||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Thailand||59,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Trinidad & Tobago||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Tunisia||29,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Uruguay||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|USA||49,00 €||6,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Venezuela||69,00 €||8,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|United Arab Emirates||59,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
|Vietnam||59,00 €||7,00 €||10 - 18 working days|
Shipping costs for carpet tiles and wallpaper working tables
|Country||Shipping costs||Shipping time|
|Belgium||19,90 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Denmark||19,50 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Estonia||24,95 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Finland||24,95 €||6 - 9 working days|
|France||19,50 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Great Britain||19,90 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Ireland||24,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Italy||19,50 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Croatia||19,50 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Latvia||24,95 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Lithuania||24,95 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Luxembourg||19,90 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Netherlands||19,90 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Austria||19,80 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Poland||24,95 €||2 - 5 working days|
|Portugal||24,95 €||6 - 9 working days|
|Sweden||24,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Slovakia||24,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Slovenia||24,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Spain||24,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Czech Republic||19,90 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Hungary||19,90 €||4 - 7 working days|
Shipping costs for runner rugs
|Country||Shipping costs||Shipping time|
|Belgium||9,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Denmark||14,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Estonia||14,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Finland||19,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|France||14,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Great Britain||14,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Ireland||19,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Italy||14,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Croatia||19,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Latvia||19,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Lithuania||19,95 €||4 - 7 working days|
|Luxembourg||9,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Netherlands||9,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Austria||9,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Poland||19,95 €||5 - 7 working days|
|Portugal||19,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Sweden||19,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Slovakia||19,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Slovenia||19,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Spain||19,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Czech Republic||14,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Hungary||14,95 €||5 - 7 working days|
Shipping costs for Germany (Delivery to freight stations of the german post or lockboxes are generally excluded)
* The shipping costs for the vinyl floor account for a value of goods from 800,- €. Delivery by transport company. Delivery takes place free to kerbside.
**For sisal stair tread mats we charge shipping costs of 3,95 €.
|Product category||Shipping costs||Shipping time|
|Wallpaper||0,00 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Photo wallpaper murals||0,00 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Wallsticker||0,00 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Home textiles||0,00 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Stair tread mats||3,99** €||1 - 3 working days|
|Sisal tread mats||3,99** €||1 - 3 working days|
|Door mats||3,99 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Mats||0,00 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Carpets / Rugs||0,00 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Children's rugs||4,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Artificial Turf||4,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Accessories||3,99 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Murals / Pictures||4,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Paints & Lacquers||4,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Carpet tiles||4,95 €||1 - 3 working days|
|Runner rugs||4,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|dirt-absorbing rugs||4,95 €||3 - 5 working days|
|Vinyl flooring||49,95* €||3 - 5 working days|
Delivery periods Unless any other period is specified in the item description, the product is delivered in Germany within 1-7 days, in case of foreign deliveries, within 2-14 days after the order confirmation (in case an advance payment has been agreed upon, after the payment authorisation). Please note that deliveries are not made on Sundays and other holidays. Terms of payment In case of deliveries within Germany, you have the following payment options: - Prepayment via transfer - Payment via PayPal - Payment via PayPal Express - Payment via Skrill In case of deliveries to a foreign country, you have the following payment options: - Prepayment via transfer - Payment via PayPal - Payment via PayPal Express - Payment via Skrill In case of questions, please contact us at the contact details mentioned in the Legal Notice.
If you have further questions, you can find our contact details at legal notice or use our contact form!
Important for PayPal customers:
With PayPal payments we are obliged to deliver to the registered PayPal address. So please update your address regularly.
We offer the following payment methods
If you have further questions, you can find our contact details at legal notice or use our contact form!
FAQ & Help
Where can I find the required paste for my wallpaper?
When you open a product page in our web shop your will find additional product suggestions under the category "Don't forget this". This category always displays the required wallpaper paste. Alternatively you can visit the category "Wallpaper Paste" Click here to get to the category Wallpaper paste
Where can I find matching combination for my article?
On each page you can find the category “Possible Combinations”. This category provides you with additional product suggestions that match you article in colour and design. Matching products can be other wallpapers as well as rugs and home textiles.
What is the meaning of the grey and white symbols below my article?
If you move your mouse over a symbol a short explanation will appear. For more detailed information about the meaning of these symbols we advise you to have a look at our Wallpaper Guide. Scroll down to get to the category “Wallpaper Guide”
Do the displayed colours match the actual colours of the product?
The rendering of product colours depends on different factors, such as display model, display settings, panel type, software setting and personal preferences. Thus the displayed colours may slightly differ from their actual appearance. Nonetheless, we attatch great importance on colour adjustment and try to be as close to reality as possible.
In what status are the products we offer?
The products we offer are always new and come in their original packaging.
Are our products original?
Yes, all products available in our online shop are made by German and international brands.
At which times is our customer service available?
Our friendly and competent customer service can be reached by telephone at the following times (MEZ/CET):
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 16:00 pm (CET/CEST)
If you want to contact us outside business hours please send us an email or use our contact form
Do I have to pay shipping costs?
Products labelled "free shipping" are free of shipping costs. Please find more detailed information about shipping costs under the category "Payment and Dispatch".
The delivery time is always included in the article description. The period begins immediately after receipt of payment. After receipt of payment you will receive a confimation e-mail.
For detailed information about shipping costs please see the category "Payment and Dispatch".
If you do not specify a separate delivery address, your order will always be sent to the invoice address.
Important for PayPal customers:
With PayPal payments we are obliged to deliver to the registered PayPal address. Please make sure that your address is up to date.
Note: If your order contains products with different shipping costs the higher cost will be applied. If your order contains products that are free of shipping costs your entire order will be free of shipping costs.
Do I have to pay the shipping costs several times?
No, the shipping costs will only be charged once per order. If articles with different shipping costs are ordered within a single order the higher costs will be applied.
Do you offer shipping overseas?
We ship all products world wide. Detailed information about shipping costs can be found under “Payment and shipping”.
Is it possible to specify a seperate delivery address?
Yes, you can specify a separate delivery address. If you do not specify a separate delivery address, your order will always be send to your invoice address. Note for PayPal-customers: With PayPal payments we are obliged to deliver to the registered PayPal address. Please make sure that your address is up to date.
Is it possible to ship to a packing station?
Unfortunately, we do not ship to packing stations.
How long does it usually take until delivery?
Information about the estimated delivery time for deliveries within UK can be found in the article description. Delivery times for other countries can be found under "Payment and Dispatch". The indicate time period begins immediately after receipt of payment. After receipt of payment you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
I've got further questions related to dispatch.
For further information on the matter of dispatch, please feel free to become acquainted with the category payment and shipping or turn to our friendly and competent customer servicewhich is always on your disposal.
Where I can check the status of my order?
You can check the status of your order by following link that your have received in your confirmation e-mail. You can also check the status of your order by logging in to our web shop and opening My Account "Delivery Details".
Where is my order?
First of all, check the status of your order by following the link in your confirmation e-mail or on our website under My Account "Delivery Status". Usually, this will tell you where your order is and why it is delayed. If questions remain, feel free to approach our friendly and competent customer service.
You don’t get your item
At first please check your order status. In most cases you will find an answer why you did not receive your item yet. If there are any further questions our customer service is always at your disposal.
Can I cancel my order?
A cancellation is possible as long as your articel has not entered shipping. Please check your order status for detail. To cancel an order you are required to send an e-mail of cancellation to email@example.com . This e-mail has to contain the your Order ID as well as your first name and surname.For the cancellation of only one individual product, you need to specify the article with the article number and the amount. In case of further questions, you can approach the customer support.
How can I order of the same batch number that i have already got?
To order the same wallpaper again, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org simutaneously to your order. This e-mail has to contain the batch number of your wallpaper, the Order ID and your first name as well as surename.
The batch number serves as the identification therewith you get your wallpaper of the same production batch. Because of this, possible production-related colour deviations can be excluded.
Why did I not receive a confirmation e-mail?
If you have not received an order confirmation e-mail please contact our customer service by mail: email@example.com . If you send us an e-mail pleaser include your first name, surname and Order ID.
The ordered article does not match my expectations. Can I return it?
As a private person you can appeal to the right of withdrawal. For more information regarding the right of withdrawal please visit the category „Revocation”.
the delivered article differs from the description or the product image.
In this case please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a photo of the article. Please include your first name, surname and the Order ID as well as your letter of complaint.
How do I know if my item has been sent?
You will receive a shipping confirmation to your deposited e-mail address after your item has been shipped. You will also find a link in your order confirmation which can be used to check the status of your order.
How can I check the status of my order?
The order status can be retrieved with the link in your order confirmation which has been sent to your deposited e-mail after your item has been shipped. The order status can be also retrieved in your account under the category “Delivery details”.
You will get your invoice via e-mail in PDF-format.
I've got further questions related to my order
For further questions related to your order, you can read the category payment and shipping or turn to our friendly customer service
Is it possible to order wallpaper samples?
If you are unsure about your choice of wallpapers you can order wallpaper samples. These samples come in DIN A4 (ISO 216). Please see "What are the costs of wallpaper samples" for exceptions. For additional information please visit "Dispatch of Samples".
How long does it usually take until I receive the ordered wallpaper samples?
The delivery time of the wallpaper samples is about 10-14 business days. Regular wallpaper rolls have a shorter delivery time. Both periods start immediately after receipt of payment.
What are the costs of wallpaper samples?
For each sample, we will charge just a flat shipping rate of € 1.50 / Sample.
How many wallpaper-samples can I receive?
Yes, you can order up to 5 different wallpaper-samples.
How do I know if a wallpaper is available as a sample?
You can easily figure out whether a wallpaper is available as a sample or not. If a sample is available you will find a button right below the "Add to Shopping Card" button that says "Order Sample". If this option is not available you cannot order a sample.
I've got more questions related to the ordering of samples?
For additional information regarding the ordering of samples please contact our friendly and competent customer service or visit "Dispatch of Samples".
Can I return my article free of charges?
In case of withdrawal we do not charge return costs. You only pay the cost of the return service of your choice. Detailed information can be found under the category „Revocation“, you can also turn to our friendly customer service.
How much is the return?
You bear the direct costs of the return. You will find further information under the category „Revocation“.
How to complain about a product
If one of our products does not match your expectations or is damaged feel free to contact us via telephone or e-mail. If you decide to wirte us an e-mail please include your first name, surname and the order ID to the e-mail address: email@example.com . Please explain the reason why you want to complain the article and send us a picture for verification. If there are any further questions our customer service is always at your disposal.
How do I cancel an order?
A cancellation is possible as long as your article has not entered shipping. Please check your order status for information about the shipping status. To cancel an order please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please make sure to include your first name, surname and the Order ID and your request for cancellation.
Item differs from the description
In this case please send us a photo to the following e-mail address: email@example.com . We also need your Order ID. For a better processing of complaints please send us a picture which shows the difference.
How can I complain a product?
To complain a product, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order ID. Please describe the reason for the complaint and send us an appropriate picture for detection. If you have further questions, please contact our customer support.
Note for wallpaper complaints: Please insert the batch number of the claimed wallpaper, so that we can send you the fitting replacement.
When can I complain a product?
You can complain a product with material damages.
What should I do if my product is different from its description?
Send us an e-mail to email@example.com with your order ID and the article number of the product which you have received. Send us also a picture with obvious product deviation for better examination of the complaint. If there are any further questions, you can contact our customer support.
I got more questions on the topic of complaints
For additional information on this topic please make yourself acquainted with our „Revocation“ cancellation policy or contact our friendly and competent customer service.
Simple but interesting appears a colour design in which only one colour in different shades is used. Bright and dark contrasts break up the monotone colour effect and set varied accentuations.
Impulsive, open, and high-contrast living ideas can be realised with colourful colour schemes. The harmonically co-ordinated colour variations appear exciting and vivid. There is no limit to your creativity and imagination.
Atmospheric room concepts can be realised by using two contrasty colours. Wallpaper designs with dark basic colours and bright pattern colours normally appear more festive than wallpapers with bright basic colours and dark pattern colours which have a more modern character.
Ambience – Changing Rooms with Wallpapers
How a room appears and which feeling it provokes depends on its design. Wallpapers influence the sensation of the room with their colours and patterns significantly. They cannot only change room proportions but also provoke a special atmosphere.
|Making rooms look higher|
A room with a low ceiling is likely to provoke an overwhelming feeling. By using the proper wallpapers it does not only appear higher but also friendlier. For this purpose the most suitable wallpapers are vertically pasted stripe wallpapers which stretch the room visually. This optic effect can be supported by a bright or white ceiling. A room appears higher if its floor and walls are darker than the ceiling.
|Making high rooms look lower|
Rooms with a dark ceiling appear lower and more comfortable. Another option to make a room look lower is a combination of two different wallpapers which are horizontally interrupted by a border.
|Making rooms look wider|
Small patterns in bright colours make walls look bigger whereas big motifs in dark colour shades make walls appear smaller. To make a room look wider a combination of both options is advisable. Thus three walls should be wallpapered with bright small patterns while the fourth wall should be decorated with a dark pattern.
|Making rooms look narrower|
A room appears narrower if it is wallpapered with vertical stripes. Horizontal stripes make the room look wider. But not only stripes can change the proportions of a wall visually. Wallpapers with big motifs in dark colours can make a room look smaller.
Wallpaper materials are as different as wallpaper designs. Each quality is characterised by individual properties.
Flock wallpapers are characterised by a special surface made of short cut viscose fibres. Thereby the wallpapers receive a soft finish. The high-low pattern structure stands out from the background and creates a special plasticity.
Relief wallpapers consist of a paper layer which gets its three-dimensional structure by a special imprinting process. By this distinct structure, 3D effects are created and intensified by a specific colour selection.
The satin wallpapers distinguish themselves from other wallpaper types especially by their shiny effects. These effects are created by a special production method. Satin wallpapers are hard-wearing and scrubbable due to their special surface characteristics.
The upper material of foam wallpapers consists of an easily visible and palpable structure which causes special optical effects. This structure is created by a soft foam material which is incorporated in the wallpapers surface.
Wallpaper borders are printed wallpaper rolls, which can be applied horizontally or vertically on already fixed strips of wallpaper as a decoration element. Usually borders have a length of about 5m / 5.47yd and a width of about 10 - 30 cm / 3.94 – 11.81 ‘’.
Wallpapers with processed yarns and fabrics on their surface are called textile wallpapers. By the processing of textiles these wallpapers receive their particular high-quality look. During the manufacturing process, small yarns, felt, bass, synthetic and natural fibres as well as feathers can be applied onto the upper material.
Paintable wallpapers are wallpapers which can be painted over with dispersion, latex or acrylic paint after wallpapering.
Vinyl wallpapers are extraordinarily hard-wearing, scrubbable and divisible due to their backing material. They are particularly suited for the use in utility rooms and for strained walls.
Non-woven wallpapers can be directly processed without soaking time. The material is dimensionally stable and can bridge or conceal minor flaws in the wall. As far as the wall has been pre-treated, non-woven wallpapers can be removed dry-strippable.
Paper wallpapers consist of two different layers of paper. Because of their simple material-properties, paper wallpapers are reasonable in price and environmental-friendly. If you want to process paper wallpapers please note that a soaking time of 5-10 min. is required. Thus it is not advisable to paste the wall directly if you use paper wallpapers.
Embossed wallpapers have a specific structure created by lamination and embossing of different layers with a wallpaper roller. These wallpapers are referred to as ‘duplex’.
The design match indicates how many cm/inches the pattern of the next strip of wallpaper has to be moved to ensure the consecutiveness of the pattern on the wall.
Wallpapers which are marked by the symbol ‘free match’ can be cut continuously to the required length. Thus it is required to pay attention to the wallpaper patterns during the sticking process.
The wallpaper symbol ‘straight match’ means that every strip of wallpaper is identic in its pattern height. Thus the wallpapers can be stacked for the cutting process if the patterns are overlapping.
To ensure the consecutiveness of the patterns, wallpapers with ‘offset match’ have to be moved by a half of the pattern height. The design match indicates how many cm/inches the pattern has to be moved.
These wallpaper symbols provide directions on how to process wallpapers properly. To achieve an optimal wallpapering result it is advisable to follow these directions.
The production number is located on the package insert of any wallpaper roll. This number indicates the wallpaper’s production line. Connected surfaced should always be processed with wallpapers of the same production number to prevent minor colour deviations.
On wallpapers with this symbol the paste has to be applied directly onto the back of the wallpaper. Afterwards the paste has to soak for about 5-10 minutes. During the process of soaking the paste enters the wallpaper’s fibres and makes them swell. If the prescribed soaking time is observed blistering and wrinkling can be prevented.
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By processing wallpapers with this symbol every second strip of wallpaper has to be applied reversed to prevent colour differences. By this procedure possible colour differences between the wallpaper edges are compensated.
The paste can be applied directly to the wall and the strip of wallpaper can be attached. Due to special material properties this symbol is located only on non-woven wallpapers.
Wallpaper Symbols for Renovation
Before applying the new wallpaper to your walls, the old wallpaper has to be removed. The wallpaper symbols for renovation indicate how a wallpaper can be removed the best way.
Wallpapers with this symbol can be removed dry-strippable from the wall, as long as the walls have been pre-treated properly before.
Wallpapers with this symbol have to be moistened before being removed. After a short soaking time the wallpaper can be removed from the wall with a scraper.
If a wallpaper is divisible the upper material can be removed from the support material. In this case the paper or the non-woven support material is left on the wall. As long as the support material is absorbent and undamaged it can be used as base for the new wallpapers.
Duplex wallpapers have a high-quality embossed structure which consists of a stable double embossing. By this special finish the embossing is maintained even under rough conditions.
Wallpapers are characterised according to their wash and light resistance. The symbols indicated how soilings on the wallpaper can be eliminated and how colourfast the wallpaper is.
The wallpaper has an adequate colourfastness against light. Long exposure to direct solar radiation can cause the wallpaper to slowly turn yellow or to slightly change in colour.
The wallpaper is well protected against solar radiation.
Highly washable wallpapers can be cleaned carefully from dirt and water-soluble stains with soapy water and a wet cleaning rag.
If a wallpaper is scrubbable, soilings can be eliminated from the upper material with a mild soap solution and a soft brush. Still it is not advisable to rub the wallpaper heavily because thereby the upper material can be damaged.
Light soilings can be cleaned carefully with a wet cleaning rag or sponge.
Paste residues on the wallpaper can be dabbed carefully with a wet cleaning rag or sponge.
Quality Marks and Certifications
Wallpapers can be tested according to different requirements. The quality marks and certifications are indicators for the quality standards of each wallpaper.
The CE label corresponds to the guidelines of EU law and marks safety-tested products. Wallpapers with CE label are accredited according to the EN norm 15102 and fulfil certain requirements of fire protection as well as of the emission of dangerous substances e.g. of heavy metals.
The RAL quality label signalises a proved wallpaper quality and guarantees that no health or ecological hazards are coming from the wallpapers.
The FSC label is awarded by a charitable organisation named Forest Stewardship Council®. The FSC certification indicates that the paper of the wallpapers is extracted from wood of responsible forestry.
Remove Old Wallpapers
Before a room can be decorated with new wallpapers the old wallpapers have to be removed.
|Remove Moistened Wallpapers:|
Moistened wallpapers can be removed easily. After applying water a soaking time is advised to enable the moisture to reach the wallpaper paste so that the paste can dissolve. The water should be applied areal on the wall with a broad brush, a wide brush or a water syringe. Thick wallpapers can be perforated with a needle roll allowing the moisture to soak in faster. Alternatively a special wallpaper stripper can be used to remove the wallpaper. After a short soaking time the moistened wallpaper can be removed easily from the wall with a scraper.
Remove Wallpapers Dry-Strippable:
|Remove Divisible Wallpapers:|
Wallpapers with divisible upper material can be removed dry from the wall. If the support material is undamaged and sticks to the wall it can be used as a base for the new wallpaper.
Determination of Roll Requirement
How many wallpapers rolls are needed can be read from the following chart. A wallpaper roll with the standard size of about 10.05 m x 0.53 m / 11yd x 21 ‘’ (euro-roll) is sufficient for about 5 m² of the wall or ceiling area. The roll requirement depends on the height of the ceiling and the design match. If the design match is wide, it is recommended to budget more wallpaper rolls.
|10||5 rolls||7 rolls|
|14||7 rolls||9 rolls|
|16||8 rolls||10 rolls|
|18||9 rolls||11 rolls|
|20||10 rolls||12 rolls|
All information is subject to change
How to Prepare the Wall before Wallpapering
The correct pre-treating of the wall is an important criterion to achieve an optimal wallpapering result. Often an improper substrate preparation is the cause of blistering and bad sticking on the wall. For the different substrata the following checks and preparations can be made:
New plaster/Lime-cement plaster:
Polystyrene lining wallpaper:
Which Wallpaper Type is Suitable for which Room?
In living rooms any wallpaper type can be used. In utility rooms it is advised to use high washable or scrubbable wallpapers. Often this properties are offered by vinyl wallpapers. To protect wallpapers and non-woven wallpapers from spray water it is advisable to refine them with so-called elephant skin. Elephant skin is a liquid and colourless substance which is washable and conditionally scrubbable. A surface coated with elephant skin appears either silk-matt or slightly shiny depending on the wallpaper type. The shiny effect increases by overpainting it several times.
It does not take a lot to wallpaper a wall. A folding ruler, a cutting tool, a wide brush or a paste roller are enough to achieve a decent result. Everyone who wants to start his or her wallpapering project professionally can save time and a lot of stress with the following utensils.
To get the perfect adhesion on the wall it is important to have the suitable wallpaper paste. What should be taken notice of and which type of wallpaper paste is the appropriate to use will be explained below.
Normal or special paste is used for the processing of wallpapers. These wallpaper pastes do not contain dispersive elements and prevents strong staining on the wall. Due to its good processing properties the special wallpaper paste is particularly suitable for paper wallpapers.
Renovation non-woven wallpaper:
For the renovation non-woven wallpaper a paste for new plaster, containing particularly strong adhesive additives is recommended. The new plaster paste offers excellent processing properties because it is easy to apply and highly moisture resistant. Thus this type of wallpaper paste is particularly suitable for new plaster. Alternatively pure dispersion adhesive can be used if the renovation non-woven wallpaper is used as a base for other wallpapers.
Vinyl and relief wallpapers:
When processing this type of wallpapers it is advisable to use a special wallpaper paste mixed with 20-30% of dispersion adhesive. By adding dispersion adhesive the wallpaper backing of divisible wallpapers adheres firmer to the surface. In case of renovation the upper material can be removed from the base without damaging it. In this way the layer on the wall can be used as a base for the new wallpaper.
For the processing of non-woven wallpapers a special non-woven wallpaper paste is required. The non-woven wallpaper paste has the advantage that it can be applied directly on the wall. It does not spill much and does not dry fast, thus the paste is perfectly suitable for the wall-pasting technique.
Wallpaper Pasting vs. Wall pasting
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With the wallpaper pasting technique the strip of wallpaper is pasted and after a soaking time of approx. 5-10 minutes it is processed on the wall. This concerns wallpapers with paper backing. First the wallpaper has to be cut on a pasting table to the desired length – then it has to be pasted from the centre with a wide brush or a paste roll. To transport the pasted strip of wallpaper without interrupting the soaking process it has to be folded 2/3 from above and 1/3 from below to the centre. To save space the folded strip of wallpaper can be rolled up additionally. The soaking time should be respected so that the wallpapering result does not suffer from blistering.
This wall pasting technique is recommended when using non-woven wallpapers. With this method not the wallpaper but the wall is pasted. The best way of doing so is to use a paste roll to space out the wallpaper paste evenly on the wall. As soon as the paste is applied the wallpaper can be placed on the wall without soaking time. This procedure saves time and prevents undesirable paste stains on the upper material. Wallpapers with free match can be processed without being cut before because the strip of wallpaper can be cut directly from the wallpaper roll to the desired length at the end of the wallpapering process. Thus no pasting table is needed.
Steps to Wallpapering Success
1. Measuring and cutting:
Measure the wall height with a measuring tape or folding ruler and add approx. 5-10 cm / 1.97-3.94 ‘‘. Unfold the wallpaper on the pasting table and cut it with a knife or with scissors to the desired length. While cutting pay attention to the design match of the wallpaper. For a smooth wallpapering process it is advisable to prepare enough strips of wallpaper.
2. Close doors and windows:
Before applying the wallpaper to the wall make sure that there is an optimal room climate of approx. 15-20°C. Keep windows and doors closed so that no draught is created and the wallpapers do not dry unevenly.
3. The first strip of wallpaper is decisive:
For a straight and flat result the first strip of wallpaper has to be in the right position because the following strips border the first. To adjust the first strip it is advisable to use a spirit level or a plummet to draw a straight line with a pencil on the wall. Begin the wallpapering process at a window and make sure that there is enough light in the room.
4. Adhere strips of wallpaper end-to-end:
Process the wallpapers end-to-end. This means that the edges of the strips of wallpaper border on each other. The seam can be additionally pressed on with a seam roll so that a clean transition is guaranteed. Make sure that the seams of embossed wallpapers are processed with a piece of cloth and not with a roll. Otherwise the embossed structure could be damaged.
If there are paste stains or residues left on the upper material of the wallpaper, they have to be removed as fast as possible. Otherwise undesirable shiny effects or discolorations may occur. It is advisable to use a wet cleaning rag or sponge to remove the residues by dabbing.
Damages and small flaws which occur during the process of wallpapering cannot always be avoided. Nonetheless they can be corrected and remedied with some useful tips and tricks.
A frequent cause for blistering of the wallpaper is a too short or too long soaking time. Therefore it is important to pay attention to the correct soaking time and to let all strips of wallpaper soak equally long. Another cause for blistering is that an insufficient amount of wallpaper paste is used and the wallpaper comes loose from the wall. In this case it is possible to inject wallpaper paste subsequently with a paste syringe. Afterwards the wallpaper can be pressed on with a soft wallpapering brush or a sponge rubber roll.
If the soaking time was not observed correctly wrinkles can appear during the wallpapering process because the wallpapers contract or expand while drying. If wrinkles appear during the wallpapering they can be straightened carefully with a wallpaper brush or a sponge rubber roll.
If paste drops accidently on the upper material during the wallpapering it can be removed carefully with a cleaning rag or sponge. If brown stains stand out under the wallpaper this can be an indication of metal parts inside the wall like nails or metal beams. To prevent this, remove old nails or screws completely from the wall before wallpapering.
To prevent open seams it is important to observe the recommended soaking time of the wallpaper. Furthermore make sure that the wallpaper has to be processed end-to-end so that there is no gap between two strips of wallpaper. If the seams come loose from the wall or open while drying, paste can be applied carefully on the affected areas with a small brush. Afterwards the wallpaper should be straightened carefully with a wallpaper brush or a sponge rubber roll.
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