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 floor covering you can afford.
Below is a quick carpet measuring guide to help with your initial estimation.
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.