Measure Your Space
To measure a room accurately, you'll want to have a few tools handy: a tape measure, a pen or pencil, some paper, and a calculator. Start by measuring from the furthest skirting board at the longest and widest points of the room. Be thorough, measuring into any bay windows and door frames, ensuring that the carpet will neatly end under any doors.
Here's an essential tip: always add a minimum of 5cm (2 inches) to both the length and width of your carpet measurements. Most carpets come in widths of 4 or 5 meters, so once you've determined the room width, make sure it's less than the width of the carpet you plan to purchase to avoid seams or joins.
Maintaining the same direction for your carpet is crucial. This preserves the texture, pattern, and color consistency. Changing the direction can lead to variations in how the carpet reflects light, affecting its overall appearance.
Please keep in mind that these are helpful guidelines and should not substitute for professional installation advice. If you have any doubts or concerns, we strongly recommend reaching out to a professional carpet fitter for assistance.
Measuring Hall & Landing
First, 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 where the stairs enter the hall. Always add 5cm minimum to the length and width of the carpet measurements. The width of the carpet ordered has to be rounded up to 4 or 5 metres in width depending on the carpet.
Count how many stairs there are.
Next, measure the width and length of one step. For ease, and if these are all the same, you can then multiply this by the number of steps. This will then give you the width and length you need. Always add 5cm minimum to the length and width of the carpet measurements. The width of the carpet has to be rounded up to 4 or 5 metres in width depending on the carpet ordered.
The most economical way to fit a stair carpet is to use the width of the carpet cut in strips across the width 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.
A qualified carpet fitter will be able to measure your hall, stairs and landing to minimise wastage and ensure a professional matched installation.
If In Doubt
These are helpful tips only and should not be taken as an installation guide. If in doubt, we recommend you contact a professional fitter.