Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘I need more carpet!’ when you are already pretty sure that your floor is covered? This article will teach you how to calculate the area of your floor and what size carpet layout you should purchase!

## How to Calculate the Spread of a Room

When measuring for carpet installation, one must first calculate the width of the room and the depth of the room. The following formula can be used to estimating the amount of carpet needed: Width of Room x Depth of Room = Area of Carpet

## Estimating Square and Perimeter & Diameter

When estimating the carpet size for a room, it is important to account for the layout and measurements of the space. There are many ways to calculate carpet size – here is one example using square footage and perimeter:

-If you have hardwood or tile flooring, subtract 3/8ths of the room’s width from the length (e.g. if the room is 20 feet long and 10 feet wide, the carpet would be 8 feet wide).

-Determine how wide each panel of the carpet should be. Multiplication this number by the number of panels in your desired finish (applies to Berber, Oriental, olefin and polymer mats only): berber=6x, orientals=8x, olefin mats=3x, polymer mats=2x.

-Add 1/2 inch to each side of this number (e.g. if you want 9-foot panels, add 10 inches to each side).

-Check with your retailer or manufacturer for a recommended starting width – this will be different for every type of mat.

-Measure the Length and Width of each room wall perpendicular to the floor (excluding doors and window),

## Charting Rows & Columns

When you are calculating the amount of carpet that you need for your home, keep in mind the type of flooring that will be underneath. Carpet is categorized as either hardwood, laminate or tile, and each one will require a different amount of carpet (see chart below).

-Hardwood: 3-6 yards per square foot

-Laminate: 1.5-2.5 yards per square foot

-Tile: .5-.75 yards per square foot

## How to Calculate the Area of Square & Rectangular Holes

There are a few ways to calculate how much carpet you need. One method is to measure the length, width and height of the room. Then use the following equation to find out how many square feet of carpet you will need: Length x Width x Height.

Another way to calculate how much carpet you need is to first determine the room’s flooring type. If the room has tiles or hardwood, then you will need to multiply the room’s width by the room’s length. If the room has a carpet, then you will need to multiply the room’s width by its depth.

## Interpreting a Floor Plan

The most common question we answer on our blog is ‘how much carpet do I need?’ This question can be difficult to answer without first understanding your floor plan. In this article, we’ll outline the different components of a floor plan and how they impact carpet size. We’ll also provide a few calculators that can help you estimate how much carpet you need.

Floor Plan Components

The first step in calculating how much carpet you need is understanding your floor plan. There are six main components to a floor plan: room width, room length, room height, room area, number of rooms, and type of construction (mechanical or non-mechanical).

Room Width

The first thing you need to consider is the width of the room. This will determine the dimensions of the other floor plans in your home. For example, if your room is 10 feet wide and all the other rooms in your home are 9 foot wide, you’ll need a 3/4 inch thick carpet in that room. If you want to add a 4 foot wide platform on one side of your room, you’ll need a 1 inch thick carpet to cover both the floor and

## Conclusion

There’s no one answer to this question – it depends on the size and type of carpet, as well as your flooring requirements. To get a rough estimate, you can use this rule of thumb: Every square foot of carpet requires approximately 3 cubic feet of substrate (e.g. dirt, sand, etc). So if you have 8 square feet of carpet and want it to cover the entire room, you’ll need at least 16 cubic feet of substrate (i.e. four bags).