How do I estimate how much Carpet or Flooring I actually need?





How do I measure a standard room?

When measuring a room, simply measure from the furthest skirting board at the longest and widest points of the room remembering to measure into the door-way as the room will be slightly wider there. Also, take care to measure into any bay windows and door frames when measuring the length, as carpet should end under a door.

Always add 5cm (2″) minimum to both the length and width of the carpet measurements.

The majority of carpets are 4 metres or 5 metres in width, if your room is slightly over this width don’t worry we can join the carpet professionally with heat seaming tape. When measuring your room, 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 the light differently.

How to measure a Hall, Stairs & Landing?

Firstly, draw a simple plan of the Hall to put your sizes on. Next, 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 meet the hall.

Always add 5cm (2″) minimum to the length and width of the carpet measurements.

How to measure Stairs?

Count and make a note of how many stairs there are. Next, measure the width and length of one step.

The most economical way to fit a stair carpet is to use the width of the carpet cut in strips down the length and fitted to the stairs with joins where the riser meets the step. Fitting in this way minimises wastage and ensures that the pile runs in the same direction as the hall or landing, thereby avoiding shade variation. For ease, and if these are all the same, we just need this and the number of steps.

One of our qualified carpet estimators / fitter’s will be able to measure your hall, stairs and landing to minimise wastage and ensure a professional matched installation – especially if you are having a striped carpet and wish the pattern centralised on your staircase. However, if you can bring a rough plan to the shop it will greatly help us to work out a price before we come and measure.

Please note, these are helpful tips only and should not be taken as an installation guide. If in doubt, please contact the shop and we will arrange for one of our professional estimators to come and measure for you.

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our customers have to say!

Great service came to house with samples and to measure for fitting stair carpet called me to let me know date when carpet would be fitted would highly recommend the team at Albion Mill Carpets

Sue Davies

From the start to the a finish first class service and nothing too much trouble including the little extras that perhaps other companies would not entail. A good range of products with honest advice and the added bonus of first class fitters who have a smile on their faces coupled with excellent work and flexibility. A pleasure to have in your home and I would highly recommend Dean and the team.

Fran Jones

5 star service from beginning to end. From the moment i stepped into the showroom Dean helped me find exactly what i was looking for, he was incredibly efficient with the measurements and the carpet was fitted only a few days later! I cannot recommend Albion Mill Carpets and Dean enough for their amazing service! Very impressed!!

Razina Metha

We are thrilled with the service, carpet and fitting is the best I've ever seen. Will never now go anywhere else. Had Lounge, stairs and landing carpet, they even fitted the carpet between stair spindles.

Pauline Watson

Very pleased with the whole service from Albion Mill Carpets. Just had whole house fitted - competitive price, very reliable and great job - highly recommended.

Sue Pilling

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