Carpet & Flooring: Your Complete Guide!

ESTIMATING CARPET YARDAGE

ESTIMATING CARPET YARDAGE 
 
Estimating Carpet Yardage. Insider tips from a retired carpet installer.

 "The Goal when Estimating Carpet Yardage is to have enough Carpet to install your carpet properly, without having too much waste".
 
 
Estimating Carpet if you are Carpeting Only One or Two Rooms.
  • When Estimating Carpet for a room that is wider than the roll of carpet, you need to figure the "Fill". In other words, if you have a room that is 15' x 25' and the carpet roll is 12' wide, you will need a 3' x 25' fill.
  • However, all carpet has a "Nap" and when that roll of carpet is seamed together either to complete a fill in a room or to join to the carpet in the doorway of the next room, the nap must flow the same direction. The question when Estimating Carpet yardage is how do you figure it so they all flow the same direction? There is a simple method. I call it the 12, 15, 16, 18. 12 method. With this method you figure every room either 12' wide, 15' wide, 16' wide or 18' wide.
  • For extra large rooms, simply make each room "Fill" either 3' wide. 4' wide, 6' wide or 12' wide.
 
 
The formula for Estimating Carpet Yardage for the fill.
  • For a 3' fill, take the length of room and divide by 4 and round up to nearest quarter of a foot. (Rounding up insures the installer has enough materials to cut the seam properly).
  • For a 4' fill take the length of room and divide by 3 and round up to nearest quarter of a foot.
  • For a 6' fill take the length of room and divide by 2 and round up to nearest quarter of a foot.
  • For a 12' fill take the length of room and round up to nearest quarter of a foot.
 
 
Estimating Carpet Yardage Examples.
 
For the example below lets assume the room is 25' in length and the carpet is 12' wide:
 
Room Size:
12' x 25'-Order 12' x 25' (No Fills also known as a "Drop Room")
 
13' x 25'- 25 divided by 4= 6.25 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 6.5) so take 25 plus 6.5)
Order 12' x 31'-6"
 
14' x 25'- 25 divided by 4= 6.25 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 6.5) so take 25 plus 6.5)
Order 12' x 31'-6"
 
15' x 25'- 25 divided by 4= 6.25 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 6.5) so take 25 plus 6.5)
Order 12' x 31'-6"
 
16' x 25'- 25 divided by 3= 8.33 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 8.5) so take 25 plus 8.5)
Order 12' x 33'-6"
 
17' x 25'- 25 divided by 3= 8.33 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 8.5) so take 25 plus 8.5)
Order 12' x 33'-6"
18' x 25'- 25 divided by 2= 12.5 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 12.75) so take 25 plus 12.75)
Order 12' x 37'-9"
 
19' x 25'- 25 Multiplied by 2= 50 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 50'-3")
Order 12' x 50'-3"
 
20' x 25'- 25 Multiplied by 2= 50 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 50'-3")
Order 12' x 50'-3"
 
21' x 25'- 25 Multiplied by 2= 50 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 50'-3")
Order 12' x 50'-3"
 
22' x 25'- 25 Multiplied by 2= 50 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 50'-3")
Order 12' x 50'-3"
 
23' x 25'- 25 Multiplied by 2= 50 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 50'-3")
Order 12' x 50'-3"
 
24' x 25'- 25 Multiplied by 2= 50 (rounded up 1/4 foot would be 50'-3")
Order 12' x 50'-3"


 
DO NOT take the lazy person method and take the square footage and add 10% for waste. This is not Estimating Carpet Yardage. While sometimes you will be in the ballpark, other times you will be short (not good if you purchase a one of a kind piece of carpet like a  Carpet remnant), or you will have too much waste which you will be paying for.
 
DO Consider the Carpet Roll Width when Estimating Carpet Yardage: Carpet standard width is 12 feet. Some berber carpet comes 13'-6" wide and 15' wide. What this means is if you need carpet for a room that is 10' x 10', you will be purchasing a piece of carpet that is 12' x 10' or 13'-6" x 10' or 15' bx 10', unless you happen to find a piece of carpet that is close to the size you need (not easy to find).
 
On the other hand, if you are carpeting a few rooms or whole house, then the leftover pieces might fit in the closets but you have to sit down and plan it out to make sure you have enough. This is not very difficult but do not cut corners otherwise you may pay later.

Now that you know about Estimating Carpet Yardage, the next step is to learn the Insider Secrets on How to Choose Carpet.
 
 
If you live in Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks, Burbank and want to find a discount carpet remnants warehouse, one of the best places to shop is Amigo's Carpet & Flooring. 
 

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WHERE TO SHOP
 
One of the Best Places to Purchase Carpet and Flooring in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles:
 
 
WHO 
The original AMIGO'S Carpet & Flooring Warehouse

WHAT
Carpet Remnants, Rolls, Hardwood Flooring annd Laminate Flooring in stock and much more.
 
WHERE
Amigo's Carpet & Flooring
13406 Saticoy ST (Take Woodman to Saticoy St. Go East, 2 blocks on right.)
North Hollywood, Ca 91605
Mike 818-901-7411 
 
WHEN
Mon-Thurs 9am to 5pm
Fri-Sat 9am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm 
 
WHY
FIRST in QUALITY, PRICE and SERVICE. 70,000 satisfied customers and you will be one of them.