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THE HANG®: Expertly Engineering a Room

Fit panels to the correct width for a fabulous, finished wall.

THE HANG®: Expertly Engineering a Room


Have you ever wondered about the art of engineering a room? This crucial step can make all the difference because rooms come in all shapes and sizes. Who better to guide you than your skilled wallcovering installer?

Master wallcovering installer Dennis Delpome shares his expertise on how to correctly engineer a room with Philip Bershad, the President of Phillip Jeffries. Watch the video below to see more about "Engineering A Room."

Every Project Is Unique
Phillip Jeffries is committed to ensuring that your wallcovering installation is nothing short of flawless! And because rooms come in all shapes and sizes, it's important to be meticulous about trimming panels. In a perfect world, the walls would align perfectly with the width of your bolts eliminating the need for any trimming. This can happen, however, in reality, we understand the challenges that may arise during installation. 


How To Engineer A Room

Before diving into any adjustments, it's absolutely vital to measure the wall with precision. While we can't always have a flawless world, we can certainly strive for flawlessly covered walls.

The goal is to balance the cut sizes. Dennis suggests starting in the center of the wall and measuring out 36 inches on both sides. This method allows for determining if any panel widths need adjusting, ensuring a balanced and seamless look. According to Dennis, having a mere 2-inch piece is something to be avoided at all costs.


Wallcovering Bolt Widths Vary

When it comes to wallpaper bolt width, there is a range of options available, from 36 to 50 inches. To create an illusion of uniformity, it's important to have even panels on the wall. This can be achieved by either cutting all bolts to the same width or using a combination of full-size and trimmed-down bolts, resulting in a width that matches the wall's dimensions.


#1 Thing NOT To Do When Trimming Widths
Dennis advises against cutting bolts to less than half their original width when really only some of them need trimming. Mixing panels of significantly different sizes can be distracting and disrupt the overall uniformity. Ultimately, the designer, client, and installer should collaborate to determine the most suitable method for achieving a flawless look.

Stay In The Know: More helpful how-to installation videos coming soon!
Join Phillip Jeffries President, Philip Bershad, and master installer, Dennis Delpome, as they outline how to hang wallcovering. From prepping and priming to how to shade and paste and even what to keep in your tool bag, follow us here on THE HANG® Blog or our YouTube Channel for all of the videos.


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About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,