Types of Matches

Random Match - Patterns that do not have specific match points, such as textures. These papers often look better if the strips are reversed, alternating the top and bottom of successive strips.
Drop Match - The pattern runs diagonally across the wall so that every other strip is the same along the ceiling line. The design may form a diamond grid effect. Also known as offset match.
Straight Across Match - Forms an overall design motif. The same elements of the design in each strip are an equal distance from the ceiling line.
Free Match - Matches between the design elements which should align in a diamond configuration, not side by side. The design elements may be separated by the trim going between strips. Design motifs must, however, be aligned to maintain consistence of form.
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