Monday, 21 September 2020

Home Construction & Remodeling : How to Measure for Buying Carpeting

Hi, I'm Tim Gipson, and I'm going to talk to you about how to measure for buying carpeting Now, when we're buying carpeting, we're going to usually buy it by the square footage, and there's also some consideration, is carpeting will come in different width, so you can have carpeting that may come in an eight foot width, a nine foot width, or a twelve foot width

It just depends, so a couple of things you want to think about, when you're buying carpeting, is you want to find out the minus square footage, and then you want to look at the standard widths, of what you can buy carpet in, because if you have rooms that are larger than the standard width, you've got to keep in mind that you're going to have to do some seaming Now, if your carpet is just a standard carpet, doesn't have much of a pattern to it, you don't really have to be concerned about that too much, so we'll look at, we want to determine what our square footage is, so what you're going to need, is you're going to need a tape measure, a piece of paper, and a calculator, will make it easier, to help you calculate the square footage What I'm going to do, is take our tape measure, and if you need to move the furniture around, you might want to do that In this case, we can get back to this wall, back here, and you want to measure from your baseboard on one side of your room, to your baseboard on the other side, so we measure that We get sixteen feet for this room, and then we want to measure the length

In this case, we'll just go from the face of the fireplace, because that's about where the baseboard is, and we'll measure up here, and we get fourteen feet, seven inches Now, with the fourteen feet, seven inches, we want to take the seven inches, and we want to convert it to a decimal, so we'll take that seven inches, we'll divide it by twelve, and we'll get 6 We'll round up so it's 6, so it's 14

6, so now we can take the 146, multiply it by the 16, then we come up with 2336, so again, we're going to round up to 234 square feet, because we always want to round up, to make sure we get enough carpet Now, with carpeting, because you've got to turn under the edges, because of cutting and the seaming, you want to add in a little bit of weight, so in this case, we're going to add in about five percent, so we'll just multiply it by 05, and I come up with 245, so just to be safe, we're probably going to get 250 square feet of carpeting, but also keep in mind, you've got to look at the widths that you're buying it in, and keep that in mind, as far as the shape of your room

Now, if you have some particular areas, like we had a cutout for a hearth here, now I didn't deduct that, because we want to leave that in, for any excess, to be kind of round, so I'm Tim Gipson, and that's how to measure, for buying carpeting

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