Measuring your own room may seem daunting at first, but it’s easier than you think! Of course, we would prefer to send one of our friendly Home Flooring Surveyors over to measure up for you, but while we can’t, there’s no reason for you to not measure your own floor and shop online!
Ready? Take a look at the below, make a cup of tea, look again and then get measuring! And once you’ve done that, make sure you order your free samples here.
Note: these videos refer to our Home Flooring Surveyors coming out to measure up for you, but for obvious reasons right now, we unfortunately cannot offer that service currently.
Fancy giving measuring a go? Follow our simple step-by-steps below and watch our handy videos to get you started.
First things first
Carpet comes in 4 and 5 metre widths, whereas vinyl comes in 2, 3 and 4 metre widths. If your room is wider, you will probably need a seam – or a join.
Now that's out the way, let's get started with the measurements.
See, that wasn't so hard, was it?
For rooms with extra areas such as a bay window, follow the steps above, but remember to include any doors, alcoves or bay windows in your drawings. Once you have the length and the width, round up the length to the next full 10cm to allow for accurate fitting.
Well done, you have now measured your own room!
For more detailed step-by-steps, watch our handy videos below!
When it comes to stairs or steps, the process is similar. Measure the height and depth of each stair to give you the length before multiplying by the width. This will give you the area of each step. Again, don’t forget to allow 10% for waste and to allow for any margin of error as staircases can be tricky.
When you buy hard flooring like laminate, wood flooring or luxury vinyl tiles, bear in mind it is usually sold in packs that are labelled by their size in meters squared. For example, one pack might include 5m² of laminate flooring. So make sure that you have enough packs to cover the area needed, including wastage.
Watch our step-by-step video guides to measuring different room shapes from a simple room to a room with a join or extra space.
Watch our step-by-step guide to accurately measuring a simple room. It's never been easier to get a perfect fit.
Learn the basic steps to accurately measure a room with extra areas by watching our helpful video.
Accurately measure a room which requires a join by learning how from our step-by-step guide.