Single Roll vs Double Roll Bolt
Packaging and Sizes
Wallpaper comes in different lengths and widths and, although usually priced by the single roll, it is packaged in double roll bolts. People may find this packaging versus pricing situation hard to understand. However, wallpaper is packaged this way because double rolls (2 roll bolts) provide more usable wallpaper than single rolls. Having a longer continuous roll allows for more full drops and less end of the roll pieces. A single roll is a unit of measure that usually contains 28 - 30 square feet. Just remember, wallpaper is priced by the single roll, but is available to ship only in 2 roll bolts. Example: If you order 8 rolls....you will receive four 2 roll bolts.
Width is measured in inches. Most widths will be either 20.5 or 27 inches wide. Length is measured in feet. Most single rolls will be either 13.5 or 16.5 feet long (or 27 or 33 feet long for double rolls).
The three most common single roll sizes and the corresponding square footage (width, length – respectively) are:
|20.5 in. x 16.5 ft. = 28 sq ft||( 2 roll bolt 33 feet long with 56 sq ft )|
|27 in. x 13.5 ft. = 30 sq ft||( 2 roll bolt 27 feet long with 60 sq ft )|
|36 in. x 12 ft. = 36 sq ft||( 2 roll bolt 24 feet long with 72 sq ft )|
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about your wallpaper purchase. Please contact us at 281-444-3691 or email us via the contact form if you need further assistance.