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Measuring guide

We offer a full measuring and estimating service throughout Kent completely Free of charge,
But if you would like to bring your sizes into our store for a quick quote or would like to order online just follow the guide below to measure your areas - 

If you require any help, please give us a call - 0800 046 9040

You will need a tape measure, a pencil and some paper

How to measure a room -

You need to measure the room at its longest and widest points,
always measure into any recesses, including bay windows and door shuts - remember to measure up to the flooring that meets the room, as this is normally slightly further than the skirting board.
then add on 5-10cm to allow for cutting in when fitting.


If you are measuring for carpet 
you need to allow for the roll width, normally 4m, for example if your room is 3.10m x 3.70m you will need to buy 3.10 x 4m, if both dimensions are over 4m then you will either need a 5m wide roll or a join, please contact us to see if the carpet you like is available 5m wide.

If you are measuring for laminate flooring
you only need to work out the square metres, for example if your room is 3.10m x 3.70 then you just times these two dimensions together ie. 3.10 x 3.70 = 11.47sq.m, then add on 10% for wastage.

How to measure a hall, stairs and landing.

for the hall and landing you will need to draw a diagram of any shapes involved, measuring all sides and measuring into all door shuts, for straight stairs you need to measure the width and then the tread and riser together,


When you have done that, draw to scale a 4m wide roll then insert your areas into the roll so you will know how to cut the areas out of the carpet. remember to keep the pile running the same direction in all 3 areas.


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The Carpet Mills Fair Trading Promise was drawn up to reflect the trading principles followed by the staff at Carpet Mills
 to ensure your complete satisfaction with the goods we sell you, 
the price we charge you and the service we give you.

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Contact us for our best price.

Call 0800 046 9040 / 01622 662770

Interested in joining the Carpet Mills Team?

We are currently looking to recruit to our sales and measuring team.
If you have sales experience and are interested please send your current CV to

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Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm