Preparing for Carpet Installation
Unless you are only doing one or two rooms, then you should have a professional measure for carpet installation at your home. The staff at Carpet Mill Outlet will be happy to come to your home and measure for you at no charge – whether it is for one room or your entire house.
If you want to know how to measure for carpet installation yourself, you are going to need more than just a tape measure and a calculator to be successful.
Carpeting Measurement for Installation
There are few critical factors that must be taken into consideration when measuring for carpet installation:
- The direction of the nap - All connecting rooms need to lay down the same direction
- Some carpets have a pattern match that must be figured
- Seams should be located away from traffic and highly visible areas when possible.
- Seams, pattern match and nap direction may require you to purchase more carpet than the exact square footage of the room.
An easy way to begin is to draw a rough sketch (on graph paper
) of the room, including doorways and closets. Measure the longest and widest parts of the room including closets and bring in to us so we can give you an estimate. Remember: Square Footage = Length x Width.