# Measuring Guide

Measuring Rooms:

This guide will help you measure up and work out what sizes of carpet you need to order

Most of the time, measuring can be boiled down to measuring the widest and longest points of the room

Example:

The room diagram above features a bay window, making the room slightly odd in shape - this usually doesn't affect how you measure the room, as you measure the longest and widest parts (3.8m and 4.4m)

Once you know these measurements, you can then pick a carpet size that will fit. In this example, the 3.8m would become 4 metres as carpets are available in either 4 or 5 metre widths, and this measurement is the closest to one of those sizes. The second size - 4.4m - would become 4.5 metres because we sell carpets by the nearest quarter of a metre. You should round your measurements up to the next quarter metre as the norm. However, if this measurement is to .25, .50 or .75 of a metre, you should round up to the next quarter of a metre to allow for wastage.

In this example, the final carpet size required would be 4m x 4.5m

Exceptions:

If you find that both the length and width are greater than 5 metres, you will need a join. In this case, either call us on 03333 703 214 or email us at sales@carpet-warehouse.co.uk with your sizes and we’ll make sure you get the right size carpet so the pile direction all goes in the same direction, creating a uniform look that disguises the join!

Measuring Stairs and Landings:

Stairs:

For stairs ordering a 2 metres x 4 metres piece will cover 99% of stair cases, even those with a twist or curve - as the carpet fitter will cut the piece down for the stairs as it's being fitted

If you are ordering a striped carpet for stairs it will be best to order 2.5 metres x 4 metres to give a bit extra as you will lose quite a bit of carpet to make sure the pattern flows down

Landings:

For your landing you need to use the above guide for standard rooms but add on enough to cover the first step at the top of the stairs