Measuring your room
Your retailer will be able to organise a measure for you but it is helpful to have your room dimensions with you when looking at carpet. Here is a guide to help you get those measurements.
Measure the maximum length and width at the rooms' widest points, (measure to the back of the doorframe to allow the carpet to be fitted into the door).
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 square metre price e.g. $26.00 and multiply it by your total square metres. $26.00 x 8m² = $208.00.
If the room is not a regular shape, 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 the cost.
Draw out your room with the dimensions on, this will help when planning your budget and allow you to buy the best quality carpet you can afford.
This will also help when planning the most economical way to use the carpet, which can be available in different widths.
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.
This is only a guide for your own estimation, please consult your retailer or qualified carpet fitter for a final measure.
When estimating for patterned carpet please order sufficient material to fulfil critical pattern match requirements. Talk to your retailer for more information.