To measure a Carpet, you need to determine the square footage of the area you want to cover. It would help if you had a step-by-step guide to help you measure accurately, which is mentioned below.
Drawing the floor plan (recommended for this, it is very practical)
So draw a rough plan of the room(s) where you want to install the carpet. Include all details such as corners, niches, and any protrusions.
Measure the longest and widest room using a tape measure. For irregularly shaped rooms, you may need to break them up into smaller, more manageable sections.
Also, add about 10% to your total measurements to account for seams and cut waste. This is a general rule and you may need more or less depending on the complexity of the room. This comes down to the pattern of your carpet design.
Don’t forget to measure and write down the dimensions of each corner, closet, or hallway that will be carpeted. At the same time, subtract these areas from your total square meters.
After measuring, enter the carpet width section and you should know that most carpets come in standard widths, usually 12 feet (3.66 meters) or 15 feet (4.57 meters). Check the width of the carpet you want and be sure to remember to calculate the total square feet
Also, for square or rectangular rooms, multiply the length by the width. For irregularly shaped rooms, divide them into smaller rectangles and calculate each area separately. Then, add all the areas together.
For example, let’s say you have a room that’s 15 feet long and 10 feet wide, and you’re using a 12-foot-wide carpet.
– Room area: 15 feet x 10 feet = 150 square feet
– Required carpet area: 150 square feet / 12 feet (carpet width) = 12.5 feet
Since you can’t buy a fraction of a foot of carpet, you have to round up to the nearest full foot, so you need 13 feet of carpet.
Be sure to keep this in mind if there is a matching pattern that has a design and needs coordination, consult with your carpet installer about the amount of additional material you need.
Remember, it’s always better to buy a little extra carpet than to cut corners.
If you are unsure about any aspect of the measurement process, consulting with a professional carpet installer at Renodiz Flooring Design Centre is always a good idea. We have experience and expertise in making accurate measurements and can provide valuable guidance.
Following these steps will help you measure your carpet accurately and ensure a successful installation.