Measuring & Fitting
This area contains information and videos on about how to measure and fit your carpet, what equipment you need and how to care for your new floor.
If you have any other questions relating to the measuring and fitting of flooring, our knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to help here.
This step-by-step advice guide is suitable for first time measurers, novices or even people with previous experience in making sure the carpet size you order is perfect for your room or stairs.
There are also video guides for a visual look at how to measure up your floor exactly!
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Buying new flooring for your house is always an exciting prospect, but it can also become a big expense if not approached correctly. To relieve some of the stresses and problems of sorting out new flooring for your house, we have created a handy walkthrough guide that will help you accurately estimate the amount of flooring you will need to buy for your rooms! The simple guides below (one for standard rooms, one for stairs) will allow you to skip the possible expense of hiring a retailer or carpet fitter to come out and measure up your room - saving time and money!
If you have any queries or questions, simply contact us and our well trained sales team will offer extra advice!
This guide will help you measure up and work out what sizes of carpet or vinyl you need to order.
Firstly there are points to understand that will help make it easier:
1. In general you just need to measure the widest and longest point of the room. The carpet you are getting will be all one piece so it needs to cover all areas in the room.
2. Carpets are cut from mother rolls that are usually 4m wide and you can chose the length. Vinyls are 2m, 3m or 4m wide.
Below is an example:
ExampleThe room on the left 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 bits (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 or 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.
If you find that both the length and width are greater than 5 metres, you will need a join. In this case, contact us 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 & Landings
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 getting 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.
or 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.
To keep our prices as low as possible, we can help you find a local approved fitter and have a few DIY guides!
Whilst at Flooring Superstore we are supply only, our stores can help you find fitters in your local area. You will just need to call them to arrange the fitting and this is often cheaper than bundled fitting options in other high-street stores.