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by Alan Fletcher - Carpet expert and Consumer advocate

 

 

 

Many carpet retailers will try to sell you more carpet than you actually need. This is a very common carpet scam. Measuring for carpet yourself is a smart way to save money on your new carpet purchase. 

 

However, it is only ONE of dozens of smart ways that you can save money on new carpet that you need to know about. 

 

 

 

How to measure for Carpet in 4 simple steps:

 

 

Instructions:

 

1. Find your room WIDTH (in feet) in the RED numbers... 

 

2. Find your room LENGTH (in feet) in the BLUE numbers. 

 

3. Discover the amount of Square Yards you need in the PURPLE numbers

 

 

Your

Room

Size

Width

 Carpets are made

 12-feet 

Wide

13ft

14ft

15ft

16ft

17ft

18ft

19ft

20ft

Length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8ft

 

10.66yd

11.55

12.44

13.33

14.22

15.11

16

16.88

17.77

9ft

 

12yd

13yd

14yd

15yd

16yd

17

18

19

20

10ft

 

13.33

14.44

15.55

16.66

17.77

18.88

20

21.11

22.22

11ft

 

14.66

15.88

17.11

18.33

19.55

20.77

22

23.22

24.44

12ft

 

16

17.33

18.66

20

21.33

22.66

24

25.33

26.66

13ft

 

17.33

18.77

20.22

21.66

23.11

24.55

26

27.44

28.88

14ft

 

18.66

20.22

21.77

23.33

24.88

26.44

28

29.55

31.11

15ft

 

20

21.66

23.33

25

26.66

28.33

30

31.66

33.33

16ft

 

21.33

23.11

24.88

26.66

28.44

30.22

32

33.77

35.55

17ft

 

22.66

24.55

26.44

28.33

30.22

32.11

34

35.88

37.77

18ft

 

24

26

28

30

32

34

36

38

40

19ft

 

25.33

27.44

29.55

31.66

33.77

35.88

38

40.11

42.22

20ft

 

26.66

28.88

31.11

33.33

35.55

37.77

40

42.22

44.44

21ft

 

28

30.33

32.66

35

37.33

39.66

42

44.33

46.66

22ft

 

29.33

31.77

34.22

36.66

39.11

41.55

44

46.44

48.88

23ft

 

30.66

33.22

35.77

38.33

40.88

43.44

46

48.55

51.11

24ft

 

32

34.66

37.33

40

42.66

45.33

48

50.66

53.33

25ft

 

33.33

36.11

38.88

41.66

44.44

47.22

50

52.77

55.55

26ft

 

34.66

37.55

40.44

43.33

46.22

49.11

52

54.88

57.77

27ft

 

36

39

42

45

48

51

54

57

60

28ft

 

37.33

40.44

43.55

46.66

49.77

52.88

56

59.11

62.22

29ft

 

38.66

41.88

45.11

48.33

51.55

54.77

58

61.22

64.44

30ft

 

40

43.33

46.66

50

53.33

56.66

60

63.33

66.66

31ft

 

41.33

44.77

48.22

51.66

55.11

58.55

62

65.44

68.88

32ft

 

42.66

46.22

49.77

53.33

56.88

60.44

64

67.55

71.11

33ft

 

44

47.66

51.33

55

58.66

62.33

66

69.66

73.33

34ft

 

45.33

49.11

52.88

56.33

60.44

64.22

68

71.77

75.55

35ft

 

46.66

50.55

54.44

58.66

62.22

66.11

70

73.88

77.77

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

You usually have to buy carpet in widths of 12 feet. If you have a room that is 10 feet by 10 feet you will have to buy a rug that is 12 feet by 10 feet. 

 

If you have a room wider than 12 feet you will need to have a seam. For example: A room 15 feet wide by 16 feet long will require a 3 foot by 16 foot seam along one side of the room. This means you must add enough extra carpet to do the seams. Usually 5 to 10% more depending on the size of your rooms and the number of seams used to fill the space.

 

 

 

How To Measure For Carpet Seams | Carpet Seaming Diagram

 

 

Continued: How to measure for Carpet in 4 simple steps

 

 

 

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