Measuring Help

CARPET MEASURING GUIDE

1. Always make sure that the carpet is running in the same direction. If you lay two or more pieces of carpet in different directions then this would affect the colour matching of your carpet, as the light will reflect in different ways. It would also change the pattern matching.

2. All measurements must be taken to the maximum width or length. Taking into account any recesses, bay windows and any doorway recesses. (allow 15cm depth for door recesses.)

3. We recommend that you add 10cm to the length and width of your measurements. This allows for cutting-in during fitting of your carpet. ROOM

4. Try to avoid any joins by purchasing carpet that is wider than your room. For example - If your room is wider than 4metres (including recesses) then buy a 5metre wide carpet if this is available in your chosen purchase. If your room is wider than the carpet you wish to purchase then you will need to purchase the same length twice to fill the extra width.

* * The excess carpet left from fitting your first room could be used to fit other areas. If an estimator or carpet fitter is measuring then he may be able to suggest other alternatives, for example, ordering extra length on the main piece so that the extra carpet can be used to fill in.

Hallway

1. When measuring for a hallway you should stand with your back to the front door. You can then measure the length of the hall looking down to it's furthest point (including any recesses).

See diagram A. This is the length of your carpet. Then measure the width of the hallway including any doorways and recesses. This is the width of your carpet.

2. If your front door is on the side then measure from left to right as in diagram B, This is the length of your carpet. Then measure the width of the hallway including any recesses or doorways. This is the width of your carpet.

STAIRS

We always recommend a professional measure for the stairs as, unless they are straight up stairs which can be difficult to measure. If you are fitting carpet also to the hall way and a room, a professional could save on the amount of carpet that you need to purchase.

1. Measure the length of the stairs by measuring the height of each riser and the depth of each tread.

 

2. Multiply each measurement by the number of steps, if they are all the same size, plus one riser.

If you have steps that are wider or have winders, then they must be measured separately to the widest point. Bottom step bullnoses must be measured in a different way. For example a shaped step or a bull nose could be double the size of two straight steps.

** We always recommend that you use a professional to do this measuring for you.

LANDINGS

1. When measuring for landings you should stand with your back to the furthest wall. Your right to left measurement will be the width of your carpet you require.( plus any recesses or doorways). 

When you measure for the length of the carpet required you must measure the length of the hall plus over the top stair and down the riser to the first stair tread.

The carpet being cut out can, in most cases can be used towards your stair carpet.

WOOD AND LAMINATES MEASURING GUIDE

ROOM

1. Measure the width by the length of the room to it's widest points, taking into account any bays, recesses, including any door recesses. Remember that the flooring must go under the door.

2. Put your width and length measurements into our calculator and we will work out your square metres including 10% wastage and the number of packs you require .

There is also the option of purchasing your flooring by the number of packs. To help you. work out the number of packs you require see the following guide.

Multiply the metre width by the metre length to give you the total square metres. Add on I0% for wastage. Then divide the total square meters by the pack size.

** We advise you to round up the pack size to the higher amount of packs.

4metres.lcm length x 3mtrs 4cms width = 13.94 square meters Plus 10% allowance = I5.33sq. Metres.

To work out your number of packs, divide your total square metres, by your pack size. Your pack size in this example is 2.1 sq metres per pack.

l5.33sq metres ÷ 2.1sq metres = 7.30 Packs

Then round this up to whole packs

Total Packs required = 8 packs.