How To Measure Carpet Size For Installation?

When it comes to carpet installation, especially when wanting to install wall-to-wall carpet, a few simple measurements can be taken and a little math can be done to get an idea of how much carpet will be needed. Carpets are always available in square yards, which is the equivalent of 9 square feet. They are usually sold in 12 foot, 13 foot 6 inches, and 15 foot wide rolls and all the pieces have to be laid in the same direction. This means that more than what is shown by the calculations may have to be purchased, so that the number of seams can be limited. Basic calculation should be used as an estimate the budget to install the carpet. Before ordering the carpet, the actual amount should be confirmed with a carpet installer or retailer. Hopefully, the following carpet measurement tips will help to measure carpet size for installation.

Measuring Carpet Size For Installation

When measuring carpet size for carpet installation, the first thing that should be done is to measure the linear footage or the length of the room from the farthest points. For instance, if there is a carpeted closet in the room, then the linear footage should be measured to the back wall of the closet. The width of the room should be measured in the same way too. In case of an L-shaped room, it should be broken down into two rectangles and the length and width of both should be measured.

It must be kept in mind that the measurement should be taken from the farthest point of the room to the furthest wall opposite it. For a seamless carpet, it is necessary to include closets and dormers as well.

After the linear footage has been established, then you must convert this number to square feet or square yards, depending on the geographical area. The needed square feet can be obtained simply by multiplying the length by the width. Square feet can be converted to square yards by simply dividing by 9.

If the carpet is available in square yard, the linear feet should be multiplied by 1.33. This way, a unit price can be established for a budget.

Depending on the budget that has been assumed, the cost per square foot for the carpet only will be provided by dividing the budgeted amount by the square feet of carpet that is needed. It is also wise to add carpet installation and carpet cushion or padding prices to this amount, but in most cases, the cost of these goods and services can be covered with $1 per square foot.

If you are planning to install the carpet yourself, you should make sure that the correct area has and the right amount of carpet has been calculated, so that seams are minimized. Keeping the above carpet measurement tips will come in handy. The more accurate the measurement, the easier the carpet installation process will become and there will be lesser seams in the carpet as well. So this is how you measure carpet size when you need to install a new carpet.
Related Articles:
Point Installing Carpet For Your Home
Point How To Choose Carpet Tiles For Office
Point How To Remove Carpet Stains?
Point Reasons Why You Should Install Carpets In Your Home And Office
Point The Benefits Of Carpet Tiles VS Roll On Carpet
Point Why Some Singaporean Choose Carpet Over Wood Floor?
Point What Type Of Carpet To Choose For Your Office?
Point Carpet Tiles VS Carpet - Pros & Cons
Point How Durable Are Carpet Tiles?
Point 6 Myths Of Vinyl Flooring In Singapore
Point Where To Buy Carpet Tiles in Singapore?
Point How To Select The Right Carpet Supplier In Singapore?
Point How To Choose The Right Carpet For Your Shop House
Point The Pros And Cons Of Installing Carpet in the Office
Point What Are The Most Common Type Of Carpets?
Point 6 Reasons To Choose Carpet For Your Office?
Point Can Dirty Carpet Cause Allergies?
Point How To Choose Carpet Color For Your Home?
Point Can I Install Carpet Tiles Over Existing Carpet?
Point Is Carpet Safe For Kids?
Point Quality Vinyl Flooring And Carpet Installation Services
Point Does Carpet Emits Harmful Chemicals That Cause Health Problems?
Point How To Choose The Right Carpet Supplier in Singapore?
Point Why More Singaporeans Are Choosing Carpet For Their Homes?
Looking for Carpet, Rug, Vinyl Flooring, Carpet Tiles or Carpet Supplier? Call one of our hotlines or office today. Our friendly carpet consultant will give you proven advice. Singapore arpet Specialist!
Singapore Carpets is your one stop solution for all types of carpets and flooring
Providing you with quality carpet installation and services in Singapore!
Got an onsite quote for our office carpet and the sales person came and convince me with his service and product knowledge. Everything was done in an effective manner and we are very happy with our new office carpet.
Mr David Soh
If you are looking for professional carpet consultant to install carpet for your
home, office, hotels, buildings or shop houses, we might be able to assist you.
Our carpet consultant are very well versed in all types of carpet.
Specialising in all types of Carpet, Carpet Tiles, Vinyi Flooring and Rugs
Singapore Number 1 Carpet Supplier. Call one of our 10 hotlines today and our 24 hours hotlines. Call us today for a free onsite quotation for all kinds of carpets in Singapore

Specialising in all types of Capet, Rugs, Carpet Tiles & Vinyi Flooring

I love the finished result. My home is definitely more elegant and cosier than before. Simply love their work and also the price. Will surely recommend Singapore Carpet to anyone who needs carpet.
Pearl Ong
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Copyright © 2005-2013    All rights reserved worldwide