How to measure your room?
You will need a tape measure, pen or pencil and paper to hand.
Firstly, draw a simple plan of the room to put your sizes on.
When measuring a room, simply measure from the furthest skirting board at the longest and widest points of the room remembering to measure into the door-way as the room will be slightly wider there. Also, take care to measure into any bay windows and door frames when measuring the length, as carpet should end under a door. The golden rule here is that you can never take too many measurements.
Always add 5cm (2″) minimum to both the length and width of the carpet measurements.
The majority of carpets are 4 metres or 5 metres in width, if your room is slightly over this width don’t worry the carpet can joined by the carpet fitter with heat seam tape.
When measuring your room, whenever possible you should keep the flooring running in the same direction to maintain texture, pattern and colour consistency.
How to measure a Hall, Stairs & Landing for a carpet
Again you will need a tape measure, pen or pencil and paper to hand.
Firstly, draw a simple plan of the Hall to put your sizes on. Next, measure your hall as if it was a square room. Remember to measure into doorways and to maximum points in the hall.
Make sure when measuring the landing that you measure from the threshold of the door across the landing and over the nosing down onto the first step.
Note were the stairs meet the hall.
Always add 5cm (2″) minimum to the length and width of the carpet measurements.
How to measure Stairs for carpet
Count and make a note of how many stairs there are. Next, measure the width and length of one step.
The most economical way to fit a stair carpet is to use the width of the carpet cut in strips down the length and fitted to the stairs with joins where the riser meets the step. Fitting in this way minimises wastage and ensures the pile runs in the same direction as the hall or landing, thereby avoiding shade variation.For ease, and if these are all the same, we just need this and the number of steps.
Once you have taken these measurements, please email them over to us CSDEPT@HAMMONDHILL.CO.UK and we will calculate exactly how much carpet you require.
If you have opted for our professional fitting service, we will send one of our estimators to undertake an on-site assessment and measure prior to ordering the carpet.