HOW TO MEASURE FOR CARPET
measure. "Why do I need to Measure for Carpet?"
Good Question. The first reason is because this is
the first step in getting a great deal from
a great Discount Carpet Warehouse.
These places are "Wholesale only" or Wholesale to the public. They do not offer measuring
services so you do a little bit of easy legwork to save a lot of money. If you are
going the route of a full service carpet store and that store is providing the installation all included then this helps keep
Unfortunately, there are many scams and ripoff
artist out there and my customers tell me about them from time to time. The most common is that the carpet company
will charge you for much more carpet than you actually need. The other is that a carpet store will intentionally under charge about 50% and halfway through your carpet installation you are hit with a big surprise.
Another is a company that promises if you pay for one room, you get two rooms free. Come on folks! If it sounds too
good to be true it probably is? Unfortunately, many people tend to believe everything they see on TV or read in the papers.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR CARPET
HOW TO MEASURE
FOR CARPET-How to save big money.
Steps to Save Big on New Carpet
1. Make rough sketch/floorplan of area to be covered.
This serves 2 purposes. First, you can double check that all areas are included. Second, It is easier and more accurate to
figure the layout and seam placement and therefore the proper roll size.
2. Measure widest point
and longest point of each room. Write measurement on sketch/floorplan.
3. Visit your local
discount carpet store. If you happen to live in the Los Angeles area, keep reading. I will share with you one of the best
places to shop.
How to Measure for Carpet... The Do's
There is a right
way how to measure for carpet and a wrong way. The first step in getting a great deal
on Discount Carpet is to take accurate measurements of the areas you plan to carpet and bring these to the Discount Carpet
Warehouse you choose.
Goal when Measuring for Carpet is to have a Blueprint so you can accurately Estimate how much carpet to purchase".
Before going over how to measure for carpet it is
advisable to make a rough sketch of the area that you want to cover. This way you will
see any areas you may have missed. Don't forget the closets, hallway and stairs.
- Then, using
(ideally speaking) a 25' or 30' tape measure, simply measure the widest part of each
room and the longest part. DO NOT write 147" x 150" but instead write 12'-3"
x 12'-6". If not, the salesperson will have to convert to feet. No big deal (for the salesperson) unless you are in a hurry.
- Keep in mind that the carpet installer will
put the seams where the door closes so if you measure from wall to wall, the room measurements
will be 6 inches short on every wall where there is a door so be sure to measure from
doorway to doorway.
- Also, the
installer will cut the carpet seam edge on each side of the seam to ensure you have a straight edge (if the seam edges are
not straight, the seams cannot be "invisible") to seam so you will loose AT
LEAST a couple inches at each seam. Another thing to consider is the fact that rooms are never exactly square. I have seen
supposedly "square rooms" with one wall 2" longer than the other.
How to Measure for Carpet in
a "L" Shape Room.
A common example would be a combination Living/Dining
room. In this case, simply measure each room separately.
How to Measure for Carpet on a Staircase.
part of the step that you actually walk on is the Horizontal platform called the Stair "Tread"
and the vertical part is called the Stair "Riser". Notice if there is a wall
on each side of each step AND the carpet drops down the riser like a waterfall. If so, these are Standard box steps which
are the easiest to measure and install. Measure the width and then count how many.
These include, floating
steps (popular in the sixties), capp steps, upholstered steps, pie shape steps, over-sized steps, steps with an outside
corner, bed platforms etc.
How to Measure for Carpet in Odd shape rooms.
The best thing is to simply measure the widest point and the longest point and accept the fact that you may
have extra waste.
Do not skip the
important next step. The next step is Estimating Carpet Yardage. This will tell you how much Carpet to purchase. Then find out about the insider secrets and Carpet Buying Tips. If you already read about the Carpet Buying Tips, Selecting the right Carpet, Choosing a Carpet Pad, and Carpet Warranties
then the next step is you want to find a great Discount Carpet Warehouse in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Thousand Oaks area. You can always go from the How to measure
for carpet page to the Home Page.
One of the Best Places to Purchase Discount Carpet
in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles is Amigo's Carpet and Flooring. They have over 500 carpet
remnants and carpet rolls in stock right now and is a favorite stop for designers, installers
If you want you may go from the how to measure for carpet page to
the Home Page.
WHERE TO SHOP
One of the Best
Places to Purchase Carpet and Flooring in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles:
The original AMIGO'S Carpet & Flooring Warehouse
Carpet Remnants, Rolls, Hardwood Flooring annd Laminate Flooring in stock and much more.
Carpet & Flooring
13406 Saticoy ST (Take Woodman
to Saticoy St. Go East, 2 blocks on right.)
Mon-Thurs 9am to 5pm
Fri-Sat 9am to 4pm
WHYFIRST in QUALITY, PRICE and SERVICE. 70,000 satisfied customers and you will
be one of them.