Most people choose a carpet because it is comfortable to underfoot, offers heat insulation, and with the right carpet underlay, can reduce noise. Carpets are brilliant at adding warmth, comfort and character to your home.
First things first, if you haven’t measured your room already, this is the starting point for installing carpet. Measuring a room is a quick and simple task but crucial to ensure you purchase the right amount of carpet for your room.
Measuring a square or rectangular room couldn’t be easier. First, simply use your measuring tape to measure the length of your room, followed by the breadth. Once you’ve got these measurements, multiply both numbers by one another and this will give you your square footage. For example, if your room is 3m x 4m, you have a 12m² room. (See image A).
Irregular shaped rooms are slightly more complicated to measure, but this simple method will make the job easier. Start by creating a rough sketch of the layout of your room, then section each area into rectangles or squares. (See image B).
Once you’ve sectioned each area, you can then measure each individually by width and breadth to determine its square footage, as you would a rectangular or square room. Then, once you have all these individual measurements, simply add them together to calculate the total square footage of your room.
Once you’ve measured your room and ordered the correct amount of carpet, you’re ready to gather the tools you’ll need to start installing. You’ll need: