Stretford Carpets & Flooring

Carpet Measuring Guide

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Here is our guide to measuring and calculating your floor area

First, at the widest point in your room, measure the maximum length and maximum width. Be sure to measure to the back of the doorframe. This will allow the carpet to be fitted into the door.

Next, multiply the width by the length to calculate the total square metres. For example 2m x 4m = 8m².

To work out an approximate price take the square metre price and multiply it by your total square metres. For example, a carpet priced at £10 per square metre would be £10.00 x 8m² = £80.00.

Not all rooms are a regular shape. In these situations measure the size of any indentations like fireplaces and bay windows etc. By doing this you may be able to use all of the carpet effectively, helping you to minimise the cost.

Draw out your room on paper showing the dimensions. Bring this with you to our Stretford showroom. This will help with your budget planning and will help to plan the most cost-effective way to use the carpet. We can advise you on this.

Measure length (1) x width (2)
Important so the correct number of repeats or length is calculated.

Measure any indentations (3 and 4)
E.g. fireplace, bay window. This is important so all waste can be utilised, ultimately reducing the cost.

Measure to the ‘back’ of the door frame (5)
It is important to allow enough carpet to be fitted under the door threshold.

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