Measuring floor space and estimating the amount of flooring is a skill. Once you have chosen a style and colour, your local carpet retailer will come and measure your home accurately. This will give you the exact amount of carpet you require and will ensure that your house is carpeted in the most cost effective manner. Carpet is usually sold in square metres, so by calculating the area you require, you’ll know how much you can afford or what style of carpet fits your budget.
How to Measure Your Room
- Use a tape measure to find the width and length of your room
- Use metric measurement – it’s easier and more commonly used
- Measure the room at its longest and widest points
- Finally, multiply the width by the length to get the area in square metres
As an example, a 6m x 4m room will need 24 square metres of carpet (our website works this out for you. To work out how much you can afford per square metre, simply divide your budget figure by the quantity of square metres.
How to Measure Stairs
To get an idea of the quantity of carpet required, measure the ‘tread’ and ‘riser’ of one step. The tread is where you place your foot and must be measured front to back. The riser is the height between each step. Once you have both measurements, adding them together will tell you the amount of carpet required for one step.
To calculate the full amount of carpet needed multiply this figure by the number of stairs.
It’s also worth knowing that sometimes you’ll be able to carpet your stairs using excess cuts from another room, saving you money and helping ensure you’ve a coordinated look throughout your home!
Finding the right carpet for you
Now you have the size it’s important to know what kind of thing you are looking for? Where the carpet is going, is it a light traffic area, or heavy traffic, commercial etc.
You can search on our website using these different areas as a filter to show you what would be most suitable for your order.
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