How to Measure Your Room for New Floor Covering Part 1

Measuring your room may seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. By following this simple guide you will get the correct measurements for your room quickly and accurately.

Tools Needed:

Pen/pencil, paper, steel tape measure (and calculator* if you want to calculate the amount of carpet you will need yourself).

When measuring your rooms you always make sure that you keep the flooring running in the same direction this helps to maintain texture, pattern and the colour consistency. If you change the direction you risk the pattern, texture and the pile of the carpet reflecting the light differently and this will look odd.

If you are still unsure, please remember we offer a free measuring service when we will check your measurements and calculate the amount of carpet needed.

Measuring for new carpet:

• First measure your rooms width and length each at the widest point. (Ensure you include any bay windows and door entrances!)
• Once you have these measurements add 10cm (or 2inches if measuring in feet and inches) on all sides to allow for ‘cutting in’ during installation.
• Check the width of your room is less than the width of the carpet you want to fit to avoid any joins. Most carpets are available in 4m and 5m widths, but some are only available in 4m widths. So if your room at the widest point is 4.3m you will need to buy a 5m width carpet.
• If however you have set your heart on a carpet which comes only in a 4m width, then you will need to buy a piece the length of the room x the width twice and use the second piece as a filler to give you your 4.3m width, or if you are fitting another room you might be able to use the excess carpet from this room and use as a filler in the second room.

Still not confident you will get it right?
Call Wall2Wall Carpets 01204 30 3333 and we will provide a free measure for you.

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