Ceiling Wallpaper Calculator

How to calculate for your ceiling wallpaper

Do you need to convert feet to metres first? Use our feet to metres converter below.

  1. Firstly you will need to know the length of the roll of wallpaper, typically a UK single length roll is 10.05 metres, check with the wallpaper supplier.
  2. You will need to know the width of the roll of wallpaper, this is usually 52 or 53 cm for wallpaper and 56 cm for lining paper, again, check with the wallpaper supplier. So a 52 cm wide paper is 0.52 metres.
  3. Now measure the length of the room at it's longest part, in metres, allowing some for cutting. Make a note of this figure.
  4. Finally, measure the width of the room at it's widest part, in metres. Make a note of this figure.
  5. Now enter all four numbers into the calculator below and press the calculate button for the results.

To see what the wallpaper symbols mean on the rolls of wallpaper or in the wallpaper books, see our wallpaper symbols page.

You may find this blog post on how to wallpaper a ceiling of interest.

Calculate ceiling wallpaper rolls required

A typical single UK roll is 10.05 metres

Typically roll widths are 0.52 cm, 0.53 cm and lining paper is 0.56 cm











Convert Feet to Metres converter

If you need to firstly convert feet to metres input you rounded up (e.g. 8 not 7'6) measurement into the feet box below and press the convert button. You can then use the resulting figures in metres in the ceiling wallpaper calculator.

Feet to Metres converter

Disclaimer: This calculator should be used as an approximate guide only. Patterned papers may vary the number of rolls required. We can take no responsibility for over or under ordering.

What people are saying about our ceiling wallpaper calculator

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Adrian is experienced in all areas of property painting and decorating. He has worked in the decorating industry since 1993, and has experience working on many different types of properties; residential, private and commercial.

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