It is helpful to have your room dimensions with you when looking for a new carpet so you can plan your budget and choose the best quality floorcovering you can afford.
Below is a quick guide to help with your initial estimation. Your local retailer or qualified carpet fitter will usually provide a final measure before placing your order.
Draw out the shape of your room
Measure length (1) x width (2)
Measure the maximum length and width at the rooms' widest points. This is important so the correct number of repeats or length can be calculated.
Multiply the width measurement by the length measurement to give you an idea of the total square metres required (carpet prices are per square metre), e.g. 2m x 4m = 8m². To work out an approximate price take the carpet square metre price e.g. £40.00 and multiply it by your total square metres: £40.00 x 8m² = £320.00.
Measure any indentations (3 and 4)
If the room is not a regular shape, make sure that you measure the size of any indentations, e.g. fireplace, bay window etc. This is important so that all of the carpet you buy can be utilised effectively, helping you to minimise cost and wastage.
Measure to the 'back' of the door frame (5)
It is important to allow enough carpet to be fitted under the door threshold otherwise unsightly gaps would be created.
Don't forget underlay and fitting costs!
Once you have this information your retailer will be able to look at guides to the overall cost including the recommended underlay and fitting estimations. Measuring the room in the way above will help when planning the most economical way to use the carpet, as items like Bell Twist are available in different widths.
When estimating for patterned carpet you need to remember to order sufficient material to fulfil critical pattern match requirements. Visit our stockists page to speak to your local retailer for more information on this.