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How to measure for carpet?

Ever thought about measuring carpet at your home? Everything just turns blank whenever you think of doing the same because it is not that easy as it sounds. Many a time, people try to do it themselves and end up getting wrong figures. This article will teach you the simplest way of measuring a carpet.

Overview

Knowing the correct way to measure your carpet can help you in deciding on the quantity of carpet you need to shop for the next time. The truth is that one will need much more than a calculator or a measuring tape to measure a carpet. You need to learn the installation procedure of a carpet and with experience, you can become experience at carpet measurement. There is a huge difference between measuring a room and a carpet altogether. Factors which you have to take into consideration such as: - You need to keep in mind the direction of the nap as all connecting rooms should lay down in the same direction. - You have to keep in mind the pattern of the carpet and follow accordingly - Locate the seams in out of way areas - Try to limit wastage as far as possible to avoid buying excess carpet - Prepare room yardage chart Procedure of measurement - To begin the measurement, you will have to create a rough sketch of your house. The drawing does not need to be perfect but the measurements have to be perfect in every area. - After measuring all the floor area, you need to write down the measurements in the sketch as per the area. The measurements have to be round up in order to make things simpler for you. For instance, if a measurement comes out to be 15.5 inches, then write it as 16 inches. - After making the list of all measurements, you have to multiply the length and width of each room and add them to obtain the total square footage. - To complete the job just add 10 percent to it.

Conclusion

It may seem difficult but after following the instructions mentioned in the article, measuring a carpet work can never be this easy.

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