This guide has been produced to enable you to measure a room for your chosen floorcovering and should not be considered an installation guide.
For your calculation you will need paper, a pen or pencil, tape measure, calculator and information on the width/sizes available in your chosen products.
When measuring your rooms you should always ensure that you keep the flooring running in the same direction to maintain texture, pattern and colour consistency. If you change the direction then the pattern, texture and the pile of the carpet will reflect light differently.
You will need to measure your room at the widest point taking into account any bay windows and door entrances as below. Once you have these measurements you need to add 10% to allow for wastage.
To work out how many packs you will need find your chosen product which will show how many square metres a pack will cover, you will then need to divide your room size (in square metres) by the quantity of square metres per pack and this will give you how many packs you need.
If you have taken your measurements in a different unit then we have listed a helpful conversion table below.
1 yard = 0.9144 metres
1 foot = 0.3048 metres
1 inches = 0.0254 metres
1 centimetres = 0.01 metres
1 millimetres = 0.001 metres
1 square yard = 0.83612736 square metres
1 square foot = 0.09290304 square metres