How to measure a room for carpets or flooring

Measuring a room

If you are planning to visit our retail showroom, it is extremely helpful if you measure the areas in which you are contemplating, and then bring this with you to our showroom.

Measuring a room is much easier than you think, just follow our measuring advice!

You will need a tape measure, pen or pencil, and paper to hand.

  1. When you start measuring a room, measure the longest and widest part of the room, from the furthest skirting board.
  1. Remember to measure into any recesses in the room, such as bay windows and door frames as your carpet will always need to end under the door.
  1. It is always a good idea to add an extra 5cm to both the length and width of any carpet measurement.
  1. Our range of carpets can come in 4 and 5 metre standard widths. Some ranges are available in other widths such as 1, 2, 2.50 and 3 metre widths. To avoid having joins in your carpet, please make sure the carpet you are going to buy exceeds the width of your room.
  1. If you have a very wide room, you will need more than one width of carpet. Give us a simple plan of your room with measurements on and we can do the rest. Carpets ideally need to always run in the same direction. As a general rule, towards the front of the house, or towards the light, and always down the stairs. If the pile or pattern changes direction, the carpet will reflect the light differently.

The most economical way to fit a stair carpet is to use the width of the carpet cut in strips across the width and fitted to the stairs with joins where the riser meets the step. Fitting in this way minimises wastage and ensures the pile runs in the same direction as the hall or landing, thereby avoiding shade variation.

If you find the above too difficult, we can offer a free measuring service within a 25 mile radius of our Tamworth showroom.