# Why do You Need to Calculate Sq. Meters of Carpet?

When buying a carpet, it is important to choose the right size, and when ordering carpet, it is important to determine the optimal parameters of the coating. This will allow you to spend your budget more rationally. By carpet measurement, you can find out:

### How much space does the carpet take up in the room?

To do this, you need to calculate and compare the ratio of the size of the product and the floor. In percentage terms, this will help you know if the carpet is suitable for a particular task. If you need to create a uniform background for the entire room, the product should cover 75-95% of the floor covering. To combine a separate furniture group or space zoning, 45-60% is enough. Accents can be placed with small rugs, occupying up to 15% of the floor.

### The size of the carpet cut required for laying

In this case, it is assumed that the floor is completely closed, and since the width of the rolls is different, knowing the area allows you to plan laying more flexibly by choosing to buy one wide cut or a few narrower ones. In addition, the price of carpet is often indicated not per linear meter, but per square meter.

### Dry cleaning cost

The price of washing is usually indicated for 1 m². Multiplying it by the area of ​​the rug, you will find out the approximate amount.

### Stairs area

If you need to know the dimensions of the stairs, then the length should be measured from the opposite wall or the middle of the doorway – and to the rounding of the top of the step. Then the carpet will lie flat and harmoniously cover the floor area adjacent to the dogleg of stairs.

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