Perfect fit: How to make sure you get it right

Getting started

As with a lot of things in life, the first step when fitting carpet is often the hardest, but it doesn’t have to be! Follow our step-by-step guide to measure your room and get an idea of how much you’re going to need. You can even get an idea of how much it might cost to buy using our carpet calculator. All you’ll need is a piece of paper, a pen or pencil, a tape measure and a calculator.

  1. On a clean piece of paper, sketch a diagram of the room you want to measure, including any doors, chimneys or recesses. It doesn’t need to be accurate, it’s just a guide.
  2. Measure the width of the room with your tape measure in metres. We recommend measuring in two separate places and using the bigger measurement since most rooms aren’t quite straight. Jot your width down in your diagram for later.
  3. Do the same for the length of the room, again taking the larger measurement and writing it on your diagram. If you have any chimneys or fireplaces in your room, measure as if they’re not there and include the space as they’ll need to be cut out of the carpet when it’s laid.
  4. Once you’ve taken your measurements, round them up to the next 10cm to allow for any variations or errors.
  5. Finally, you’ll need to multiply the length by the width to find out how much carpet you’ll need in m2.

This guide works well for simple, four-sided rooms, but if your room has recesses, we recommend splitting the room into a number of different sections, measuring them separately, and then adding the final areas together. It’s also worth noting that carpets tend to come in fixed widths, so if your room is particularly wide, you might need to think about where you want to hide a join or seam.

Whether your room seems straightforward or a bit trickier, we recommend booking a consultation with our team so we can come out and measure up too. We’ll measure your room, talk you through the different options available and even fit your carpet for you. Book your free home consultation now and start planning your next home improvement project!

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