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Wallpaper symbols

It's me again - Ben from A.S. Create. 

There are many quality symbols and quality marks associated with wallpaper.

In addition, the terms "offset" and "repeat" are often used in connection with wallpapering. But what is that actually? That's exactly what I'll explain to you here.


Quality symbols

Good lightfastness

Description of the constant colour fastness even with prolonged exposure to UV light.

scrub resistant

Soiling may be removed with a mild soap solution and a soft brush.

Highly wash resistant

Dirt, except for oil and grease, can be cleaned with soapy water and a sponge.


Light soiling can be cleaned with a wet sponge.

straight approach

Identical patterns are placed next to each other at the same height.

offset approach

The pattern of the next lane will be shifted by the offset indication in each case.

tumbled stick

Every 2nd lane is turned upside down.

completely dry removable

The wallpaper is loosened at one corner and can then be peeled off one strip at a time.


The top layer of the wallpaper can be peeled off dry. The paper backing can remain on the wall as paper waste.

dimensionally stable double embossing

The embossing is of high quality and remains intact when wallpapering.


The back of the wallpaper is pre-coated with paste, which is activated by briefly soaking it.


Quality mark


The Quality Association for Wallpaper (Gütegemeinschaft Tapete e.V.) has drawn up quality and testing regulations for wallpapers which, in addition to technical quality requirements, define health and ecological safety.

Compliance with the quality regulations is monitored by a neutral inspection body.





CE Labelling

The CE marking is a marking of construction products according to the EU directives. By affixing the CE mark to the insert of the products, the manufacturer confirms that the product complies with the applicable European directives for construction products.

Since 01.07.2013, a declaration of performance (DoP) is required from the manufacturer for every construction product that is covered by a harmonised standard.
(DoP = Declarance of Performance) has been issued by the manufacturer.



Since January 1, 2010, A.S. Création has only used FSC® certified papers and nonwovens, which means that all wallpaper rolls produced by A.S. Création have carried the FSC® seal since that date. The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) was founded in 1993 and is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that promotes the environmentally sound, socially acceptable and economically viable use of the world's forests. For this reason, the FSC® has defined which minimum ecological and social standards must be met in the management of forests.

The FSC® seal thus enables the consumer to recognise that wood from responsible and sustainable forest management was used to manufacture the product in question.



According to the French regulation, all building products, floor and wall coverings as well as paints and varnishes used indoors must be labelled with their emission class.



Phthalate Free

Phthalates are used as plasticisers for plastics. They serve to improve softness, stretchability and better processing. Products made of soft PVC consist on average of 30 to 35 percent plasticisers. Plastics made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are hard and brittle without plasticisers. It is only through the use of phthalates that they acquire their elastic properties and can be processed and used.

Phthalates belong to the group of so-called semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC).
The phthalate-free plasticisers used in the production process are: harmless to health, food-safe and even suitable for children's toys that may get into children's mouths.




The UKCA marking (officially UK marking. in English usually UKCA marking from English UK Conformity Assessed 'United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) is a marking on certain technical and medical products by which the manufacturer declares compliance with relevant UK regulations. It was created in the context of the Brexit as a British variant of the CE marking.



Triman Logo

The Triman logo is a signage system from France that is used to label consumer information. It is intended to provide a visual signal to consumers, informing them that the product and its packaging must be disposed of separately so that both can be recycled. Manufacturers, importers and distributors must add additional information on correct disposal next to the Triman logo so that consumers have an easier time separating and disposing of the product and packaging properly. The correct disposal of packaging in households is intended to promote an efficient circular economy.

The Triman logo consists of three parts:
- A person symbolises the responsible end consumer.
- Three arrows in the middle stand for sorting and collection for better waste recycling.
- A thin arrow in the background signals recycling.



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