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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 directive, all construction products, floor and wall coverings used internally, as well as paints and varnishes, must be labelled with their emission class.




Phthalates are used as a plasticiser for plastics. They improve the softness, elasticity and processing. On average, products made from soft PVC consist between 30 and 50 percent out of softeners. Plastics made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are hard and brittle without softeners. It is only with the use of phthalates that they get their elastic characteristics and can be both processed and used.

Phthalates are among the so-called semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC)
The phthalate-free softeners used in the production process are: healthy and harmless, compliant with food law, and even suitable for children’s toys that a child can put in their mouth.




From 01 January 2023, the CE marking will no longer be accepted on our wallpaper brought to market in Great Britain. It is therefore necessary to implement the so-called UKCA sign (UKCA = UK Conformity Assessed) on our products. The UKCA sign is not recognised on the EU market; we will therefore use both logos on our inserts.

The UKCA marking (in English, the UKCA marking is normally UK Conformity Assessed) is a marking for particular technical and medical products with which the manufacturer declares compliance with the corresponding provisions of the United Kingdom. It arose within the context of Brexit as the British version of the CE marking.



Triman Logo

The Triman logo is a signage system from France, which is used to label consumer information. It should create and communicate a visual signal for consumers that the product and its packaging need to be separately disposed from one another so that both can be recycled. Alongside the Triman logo manufacturers, importers and distributors must add additional information for correct disposal so that it makes it easier for consumers to properly separate and dispose of the product and packaging. The correct disposal of packaging in households supports an efficient recycling economy.

The Triman logo consists of three parts:
• One person symbolises the responsible end user
• Three arrows in the middle represent the range and collection to improve recycling
• A thin arrow in the background symbolises recycling



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