What is the name of this type of wallpaper

Wallpaper symbols

Quality wallpapers are marked with symbols according to the so-called Euro norm (DIN EN 235). This marking provides information about quality features and the correct processing of the wallpaper. But what does what mean?

Wallpaper symbols at a glance:

Care quality

Water-resistant until the time of processing Fresh paste stains can be dabbed off with a damp sponge.

Washable Light soiling can be removed with a damp sponge.

Highly wash-resistant Dirt, with the exception of oils, greases, etc., can be removed with a light soapy solution and a sponge.

Abrasion Resistant Water-soluble soiling can be removed with light soapy water or a mild abrasive agent and a sponge or soft brush.

Highly abrasion resistant

Color fastness to light

Sufficient lightfastness

Satisfactory lightfastness

Good lightfastness

Very good lightfastness

Excellent lightfastness (The criteria correspond to the wool scale.)

Approach of the pattern

Free of match Patterns do not need to be taken into account when gluing.

Straight approach Glue the same patterns next to each other at the same height. Insert repeat in cm, e.g. 50.

Offset approach Shift the design on the next strip by half a design height. Insert repeat and offset in cm, e.g. 50/25.

Overturned gluing Turn every other lane upside down.


Paste the wallpaper The adhesive is to be applied to the wallcovering.

Paste the wall Not the back of the wallpaper, but the surface is coated with paste or glue.

Pre-pasted The back of the wallpaper is pre-coated with paste that is activated by soaking in water.

Procedure for removal

Completely dry strippable When renovating, the wallpaper can be peeled dry from the wall without leaving any residue.

Peelable, dry strippable The top layer of the wallpaper can be removed dry. The lower layer remains on the wall as waste.

Remove wet Soak the wallpaper thoroughly with water and remove it with a spatula.


Duplicated High-quality embossed wallpaper made from two layers of paper laminated on top of each other. The embossing remains stable during wallpapering.

Double seam cut With seamless, heavy wall coverings. Each new strip overlaps the previous one by approx. 5 - 8 cm. In the area of ​​the overlap, both strips are cut with the sliding foot knife.

Shockproof Designation for particularly resistant special coverings with a hard-elastic surface.