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How to measure your ROOM for new CARPET.

Posted by: David Lanni on March 10, 2022

If you are looking to purchase a new carpet but would like to estimate how much it will cost, measuring your room before you visit one of our stores can be really helpful.

Guidelines for measuring your room.

By using the following guidelines, you can work out your own approximate costs.*

*At Poplar Carpets we require exact measurements before you place your order. The following guidelines are for price estimations for carpet only. Please note that the calculated estimated carpet price will not include underlay or fitting costs.


  • Draw the shape of your room on a piece of paper. Remember to include doorways, recesses, fireplaces and alcoves!
  • Measure the maximum length of your room. Include fireplaces, bay windows, recesses etc. if there are any, and mark on your drawing. We recommend doing this at several points as walls can sometimes be uneven, especially in older houses.
  • Measure the maximum width of your room. Include fireplaces, bay windows, recesses etc. if there are any, and mark on your drawing. We recommend doing this at several points as walls can sometimes be uneven, especially in older houses.
  • Add an extra 10 cm to the total of both measurements and mark on your drawing.
  • Multiply the full-length measurement by the full-width measurement. This will give you the estimated total of square metres of carpet you will need.

To work out an approximate price, multiply the carpet price (usually priced per m²) by the total square metres that you require.

If the carpet is £25.99 per m² and you need a total of 8 m² your calculation will be £25.99 x 8 =  £207.92

Once you have your measurements, take some photographs of the room from several angles. You are now fully armed with the information you need to make an informed decision on your choice of new flooring!

Now, take your drawing and photos to your local Poplar Carpets showroom, and our friendly staff and flooring experts will be able to help you further and provide you with a quote!

Please note that the estimated carpet price will not include underlay or fitting costs.

How can Poplar help?

For more help and advice on choosing your carpet visit us in store today or click on the Visit Us page to find a store near you. Come and have a chat with one of our friendly and experienced team, we look forward to seeing you.

We are a family-run business with over 50 years of experience and we love what we do. Our team of over 250 staff throughout the Midlands offer excellent service and support making the whole experience a positive one. We are here to help.


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