How to measure a room for a carpet
Just follow our simple measuring tips below -
You will need a tape measure, pen or pencil, paper and calculator to hand.
When measuring a room, simply measure from the furthest skirting board at the longest and widest points of the room.
Take care to measure into any bay windows and door frames, as carpet should end under a door.
Always add 5cm (2") minimum to both the length and width of the carpet measurements.
The majority of carpets are 4 metres and sometimes 5 metres in width,therefore, once you have ascertained the room width, you will need to check that it is less than the width of the carpet you are buying to avoid any joins.
When measuring your room, you should always ensure that you keep the flooring running in the same direction to maintain texture, pattern and colour consistency. If you change the direction then the pattern, texture and the pile of the carpet will reflect the light differently.
Please note, these are helpful tips only and should not be taken as an installation guide. If in doubt, we recommend you contact a professional fitter -