Floorplan & Measurements
We have complied some tips on measuring your space for new flooring. It is best to have your retailer or installer make final measurements to ensure that you purchase the correct amount. As professionals, they know how to include hallways and closets, match patterns, plan seam placement, work with room irregularaties, and account for rooms with widths greater than 12 feet (most carpet is produced in 12– and 15–foot widths).
Floor Area = Length of room x Width of room
Wall Area = Height of wall x Length of wall
The foundation of a solid redecorating plan includes accurate dimensions of your living space.
To start, we suggest creating an accurate Floor Plan. Here is what you will need to get started.
- 25–foot metal tape measure. Look for one that locks and retracts.
- Graph paper: The grid makes it much easier to sketch an accurate plan.
- Drafting tools: A ruler, pencils with erasers, a clipboard.