Measuring & Fitting
If you have any other questions relating to the measuring and fitting of flooring, our knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to help on 03301 028 444.
Measuring GuideThis 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!
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:
The 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, either call us on 03301 028 444 or 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!
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.
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.
Alternatively, if you would like assistance in measuring your room, get in touch on 03301 028 444 and our team will find a fitter local to you that can come out and measure for you. We also recommend the use of RatedPeople or MyBuilder - these two sites allow you to post your job and quickly get quotes back from fitters in your area.
Our Prices are usually at least half the price of high street stores because we keep our costs low and can genuinely pass on real savings to you.
Another part of this is cost saving process is fitting, often when buying from a store they will arrange a fitter for you but it will usually be at an extra cost. At Flooring Superstore we only supply but we can provide you with contact details for fitters in your area. You will just need to call them to arrange the fitting and this is often cheaper than letting the store do it for you.