How To Measure A Room
It’s time to buy a brand-new Flooring for your home. But before you start choosing colours or picking patterns, the first thing you should be doing is measuring your room.
Measuring The Easy Way
You might be wondering about where to even begin, so to help, we’ve put together a simple guide to teach you how to tackle it like a pro. Measuring a room is not as daunting as you might think.
Things you’ll need to measure a room:
⦁ Tape measure
⦁ Pen or pencil
⦁ Piece of paper
⦁ A helpful assistant – if you can find one!
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Things To Remember
Steps To Measure Your Rooms
⦁ Draw a floor plan of the room you want measurements for, making sure to jot down any doorways, windows, or drop backs, including fireplaces, alcoves, and fitted cupboards.
⦁ Only include actual measurements – we’ll add on any extra allowances later that you’ll need.
⦁ Measure the width of the widest part of the room using your tape measure, then measure across the room at a few different points as the walls might be a little uneven (especially in older houses) and note down these measurements on your plan.
⦁ Remember to measure all the way into any doorways and measure the widths of doorways and record all these measurements on your plan.
⦁ Measure the drop backs and jot these down, as well as any split levels or steps.
⦁ Take photos of your room from different angles – it really helps us to give you a more accurate quote.
How To Measure Stairs & Landing For Carpets
Measuring stairs requires some more complicated manoeuvres than measuring a room. Each section – the landing, the hallway, the straight stairs, and the curved stairs (called winders) – should be measured individually and written down. If you don’t know how to measure stairs for carpet, or how to add all the different measurements up so you can order the right amount of carpet, there’s no need to panic. We have a simple guide on how to measure your stairs for carpet.
How To Measure Stairs For Carpet
When you’re working out how much carpet you’ll need for your stairs, carefully measure the whole area, from the landing, work down the stairs to the hallway, and keep detailed notes as you measure.
If you follow this handy step-by-step guide on how to measure stairs for carpet closely, your final plan should include a landing sketch, individual stair measurements and a hallway sketch – everything you need to order carpet for your stairs. Grab your tape measure or ruler and let’s get measuring!
1. Start By Measuring The Landing
⦁ Draw a floorplan of your landing and hallway then mark with an arrow where the stairs come down from the landing. Double (and triple) check this information is included on the plan – it’s very important to ensure the carpet pile goes in the right direction.
⦁ Measure your landing as you would a normal room, remembering to go into any doorways. Use our guide on ⦁ how to measure a room to help you. The part of the stairs that you place your foot on is called a ‘tread’. The edge of the step is called the ‘nose’. The vertical part is called a ‘riser’.
⦁ The landing plan will need to include the top stair in its measurements. Start measuring from the doorway or wall opposite the top step, then run the tape measure over the nose of the top stair and down to the tread. This is important to do in one measurement as the carpet needs to run down the top stair in one piece without a join and then all the stairs will run in the same direction.
2. Now, Measure The Stairs
3. Measuring a Hallway For Carpet
Finally, it’s time to measure the hallway!