Archive for April, 2008
Paper is usually placed on every wall of a room, but it is also possible to opt for alternatives, combined with painted walls or other coverings. For this we papering just one wall or to a certain height as a base, to approximately 80 centimeters in height.
Here are two ways to calculate the amount of paper an entire room:
Form 1, the square footage
We measure the area to cover, wide and high, in the case of wallpapering an entire room width we take the sum of all its walls and multiply by the high middle of the room. Example:
Height x width = area of walls
2,30 m x (4m + 5m + 4m + 5m) = surface of the walls
2,30 m x 18m = 41.40 m² approximately
Now, multiply the length of the paper width. depending on the type of the same manufacturer and find different measures. Consider the following: a roll of 10 meters long and 60 centimeters wide.
Length 10m x 0.60 m width = 6m ² covers the role
This is what each roll yield. Then divide the room area by the area covered by a roll room: 41.40 m² / 6 roll = 6.9 m² rolls. This means that we need 7 rolls of paper to cover the room in our example.
Form 2, Number of Strips (recommended)
In this second way we are certain that we cut strips that cover the top of the wall and not what we have to do with scraps. Maybe we occupy more paper but we will get concrete results and a good finish.
Divide the length of a roll of paper through the top of the room. This gives us the number of strips that will yield a full roll.
Roll length / height of room = Number of throws per roll
10 meters / 2.30 meters = 4.34 strips
Therefore we conclude that a roll yield 4 strips, and on more than 30 inches for small areas such as under and over windows or doors. Then divide the perimeter of the room by the width of the strip. Continuing with our example:
Perimeter of the room / width of the strip = number of strips
18 meters / 0.60 meters = 30 strips
divided by the number of strips per roll (4.34) or rather 4
30 strips / = 7.5 rolls
need 7 rolls and a half, or more exactly 8 rolls of paper.
- In these calculations can deduct doors and sales, although the process may be somewhat more complex, but is easier to do so by the second form.
- Please note that the paper is usually placed usually mounted a few inches, so in a 53 cm wide should be considered only 50. This is used even more in corners where you have to “step on” another paper about 10 centimeters.
- The strip can (or must) cut some centimeters longer than the height of the wall above 5 up and down, cutting off the excess with a cutter and a ruler at the time of placement for not branding the measures.
- Try to acquire all the paper once, to avoid color variation in the different items.
- If you are new placement is always advisable to buy some others because you can waste a few strips.