Measuring your room for new flooring may seem like a confusing task though it does not need to be. The Flooring Centre has provided a step-by-step measuring guide designed to help you through the process with helpful hints and tips which will ensure you will order the correct material quantity. To begin you will need a pen or pencil, paper, a tape measure and calculator.
Draw a simple outline sketch showing the overall shape of the room and the positions of any doors and fireplaces (example of a room to the right).
For a simple room you only need to measure in centimetres the length and width of the room at the widest points - taking into account any bay windows or door entrances.
For 'L' shaped rooms you should also measure distances A, B, C and D as shown on the diagram to the right.
To allow for waste and cutting in during installation you will need to add 10 centimetres to each measurement to ensure sufficient carpet is available to flow into doorways (and under the door) as well as allowing for uneven walls.
TOP TIPS WHEN MEASURING A CARPET
Standard Rectangular/Square Rooms