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Getting a rough estimate of how much carpet you need and the carpet cost is really quite simple. Just measure the length and width of your room in metres. Our carpet calculator will add ten percent to your total to account for closets and room irregularities. It's always a good idea to buy extra carpet to allow for cutting, seaming and pattern repeats. ROOM 1Width: meters Length: meters Your Estimate (includes +10%) ROOM 2Width: meters Length: meters Width: meters Length: meters ROOM 3Width: meters Length: meters ROOM 4
To get an idea of how much flooring you will need, enter the flooring measurements of your rooms into our calculator below. CarpetTIP: Carpet is quoted either in lineal metres or square metres so ensure that you are comparing like for like. As carpet width is usually 3.66m, a price in lineal metres will be higher than in square metres (please note that some of our carpets are 4 metres wide). NOTE: Quantities provided are estimates only (using the width of 3.66m for lineal calculations). Make sure you consult your carpet retailer for a precise measure and quote and check that underlay and installation costs have been included in the price. To get an idea of how much carpet you will need, measure your rooms and then enter the measurements into the calculator below.You'll always need to have a little extra so make sure you allow for some wastage. TIP: Carpet is quoted either in lineal metres or square metres so ensure that you are comparing like for like. As carpet width is usually 3.66m, a price in lineal metres will be higher than in square metres (please note that some of our carpets are 4 metres wide). To calculate the equivalent square metre price from a lineal metre price, just divide the lineal metre price by the carpet width (either 3.66 or 4 metre). NOTE: Quantities provided are estimates only (using the width of 3.66m for lineal calculations). Make sure you consult your carpet retailer for a precise measure and quote and check that underlay and installation costs have been included in the price.
If you’ve been trying to calculate how much flooring you need and coming up baffled (or frustrated) don’t worry. When it comes to flooring products, there are a lot of confusing terms to get your head around, and lots of conflicting information online. We’re here to help you figure out exactly how much flooring you need and the type of measurements you need to take. From here, you will be able to calculate the approximate cost of your flooring based on whichever products you’re choosing. In this guide, we will go through the following points:
Types of flooring measurementThere are two types of flooring measurement you will come across: linear (or lineal) metre, and square metre.
Measurements you need to be familiar with1 Linear (or lineal) metreA linear or lineal metre measures length. It is how carpet rolls are measured, and these are usually 3.66m wide (unless stated otherwise). Depending on the size of your room, you will calculate how much length (linear metre) of product you require from a carpet roll. How to measure a linear (lineal) metre?A roll of carpet is (typically) 3.66m wide, so the length of carpet you need will be based on the measurements of your room. A commonly used calculation is to measure the square metres of your space and then divide that by 3.66m to determine the linear metres. However, this method is not always accurate, especially if the room is less than 3.66m long. 2 Square metreA square metre (m2) is a unit of measurement of an area. It is a square whose sides measure exactly one metre. How to measure a square metreBreakdown larger spaces into rectangles to make measuring easier. Then, measure each rectangle by length and width with a sturdy, accurate measuring tape. Next, multiply the length and width together to determine how many square metres are in that space. For example, if your room is 6m long by 4m wide, 6m x 4m = 24 square metres (24m2). Converting linear (lineal) metre to square metreMultiply the length of the linear metre by the width. For carpet rolls, this is usually 3.66m. That would mean a carpet roll that is 8 linear metres would be calculated as 8m x 3.66m = 29.28 square metres (29.28m2). How to calculate the amount of flooring you need?Before you start!Start by deciding what type of flooring you would like, whether it be carpet, tile, vinyl, laminate or timber. Measure your room(s)Next, measure the floor space of your room(s). For extra help on how to do this, we’ve got you covered in this room measurement guide. A six metre by four metre room (6.0m x 4.0m) equates to 24 square metres (24m2). We recommend that you round up your measurements to ensure you have enough materials to finish your flooring project. A good rule of thumb is to add 510% extra to your calculations, depending on the type of flooring you choose. For timber flooring in a room that is 24m2, you would add 5% which is 1.2m extra, for a total of 25.2 of product and for carpet you would add 10%, making a total of 26.4m. Calculating laminate, vinyl or timber flooring per square metreCalculate the square metres of your floorspace (using the above method) including your additional wastage amount of 510%. Calculating carpet per linear (lineal) metreCalculating the linear metres needed to carpet your space is a bit more tricky. It can depend on the width of the room. For example, if you have a room that is 3m x 3m the total square metres is 9. If you use the formula of adding 10% then dividing this by the width of the carpet roll (3.66m), the result is 2.7m which is not enough length for a 3m long room. In some cases this commonly used formula can be successful when calculating the linear metres required for a room that is wider than the carpet roll. How much carpet do I need?We highly recommend that you calculate the square metres of the room or rooms to be carpeted and get a carpeting professional to recommend how much you exactly need. In calculating the amount of carpet required, a professional will take into account any joins that may be needed for spaces that are wider than the carpet roll. They will ensure that joins and wastage are kept to a minimum by determining the most efficient way to cover your space. Miscalculations can result in excessive wastage which can become costly especially if you have multiple rooms to carpet. How much timber, laminate or vinyl planks do I need?You need to cover the floor space area, calculated in metres squared (using the above method) plus an additional 510% extra to cover any mishaps (or miscalculations) for installation. See our flooring specialists to find out exactly how much floorcovering you need. If you have a house plan or can draw your room with dimensions then the job of our Flooring Solution Specialists is a lot easier and more accurate. Read More Blogs How do I work out how much carpet I need?Multiply the width measurement by the length measurement to give you an idea of the total square metres required (carpet prices are usually per square metre), e.g. 2m x 4m = 8m².
How much carpet do I need for 12x12 room?The average cost to carpet a 12x12 bedroom is $250 to $1,100 total or $2 to $8 per square foot to install.
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Bedroom carpet cost.. How much carpet do I need for 1000 square feet?Because there may be waste due to carpet roll width, pattern matching and other issues, the rule of thumb is to add 10% to the square footage of the area (multiply by 1.10).
How do you calculate carpet area?Carpet area = Area of bedroom + living room + balconies + toilets – the thickness of the inner walls. In most cases, the carpet area in your flat would typically be 70% of its builtup area. So, if the builtup area of a property is 1,500 sq. ft., its carpet area would typically be 1,050 sq.
