This Flooring Calculator is provided to you as a guide to assist with carpet measuring. It is to be used as an estimator only, as different room dimensions, flooring materials, and other variables are all factors in determining the actual amount of materials used to complete your flooring needs.
However, this tool should provide you with a reasonable idea about your flooring needs when using the calculator. If you are seeking a carpet price quote or other flooring prices please visit our carpet price quote page and complete the form which will be emailed to a number of Dalton Carpet Wholesalers, who will respond with wholesale carpet prices.
Simply enter your room dimensions in feet.
To get an idea of cost simply multiply the square foot pricing. Note: Most carpet is made in standard widths of 12', 13'6" and 15'.
90% of carpet is 12 ft wide. Check the specifications of the style of carpet you have chosen to see what the available widths are, as most carpet is made 12 ft. wide. Any room which both the length and width is wider than 12 ft., the carpet will need to be cut to fit and seams made. You should always measure the longest and widest part of the room and halfway out into all doorways. Then add at least 3" to both width and length. This will usually give enough for cutting and trimming.
Pattern Match! If the carpet or vinyl has a pattern match you will need to add the full pattern match to the length of your carpet or vinyl.
For example, if your room is a 10' x 10', you would enter your width as 12, and your length as 10 which equals 120 sq ft.
About the Author
Michael Hilton was the original creator of Carpet Buyers Handbook. Having owned and operated a carpet wholesale company, Hilton has a vast knowledge about all-things carpet related as well as other types of flooring.