The size of an area carpet can significantly change the overall effect of a room. A carpet that is too small for the space can make the room unattractive. A carpet that is too large for the room can paradoxically make the room feel smaller. A properly sized removable carpet brings warmth and balance to a room, creating the perfect finishing touch.
When shopping for pre-made patterned carpets such as Oriental or Persian carpets, start by considering the standard sizes available. Area carpets are usually available in these “standard” sizes: (It can be a few inches larger or smaller.):
- 3 feet x 5 feet
- 4 feet x 6 feet
- 5ft x 8ft (Note: this replaced the previously standard 6ft x 9ft size).
- 8 feet x 10 feet
- 9 feet x 12 feet
Typically, manufacturers provide carpets in three to four standard sizes. When purchasing a carpet, check the available sizes to make sure the carpet you want is available in the size you want.
Of course, if you have custom made local carpets, you can luxuriate in the exact size you want. This is a huge advantage if you make the carpet on a wide loom, especially if the space is more suitable for non-standard sizes.
How to determine the size you need
The most common mistake people make when buying an area carpet is choosing a size that is too small for the space. Often they spend a lot of money on a new hard surface floor underneath, like hardwood or laminate, and they can’t afford to cover too much.
This is an understandable concern. However, instead of hiding the floor under the floor, the right local carpets will highlight the floor and enhance its beauty.
It is a good idea to determine the appropriate carpet size based on the furniture configuration and not the specific size of the room. Some layouts look better with a certain amount of floor visible around the edges of the room. T
herefore, the main guideline when determining the best carpet size is to always consider furniture placement rather than room size. This “rule” applies especially when placing carpets in your living room, dining room or bedroom.
Carpets for hallways and hallways
For unfurnished areas of the house, such as hallways and porches, the size of the carpet is determined by the amount of exposed floor space around the edges of the room. For larger areas, the floor may be a little more visible. Typically between 12 and 24 inches. For smaller areas, reduce that amount. 6 to 8 inches should suffice.
‘View’ the local carpet using a tape trick
If you’re having trouble visualizing how the carpet size fits in a particular room, here’s a trick to help. Before shopping for carpets, measure the amount of floor space you think you will need based on the standard sizes listed above. Then, tape the area you just measured using removable tape or something similar that won’t damage the floor.
You can see the outline of where the carpets will end, which will help you see how a carpet of that size will fit into your space. When you’re happy with the size of your enclosed space, you’re ready to go carpet shopping!
Finally, there is one final rule that determines the size of the carpet. Rules are made to be broken. These are just guidelines, and since you are a person who needs to live in a home, you can decide what is best for your home. The important thing is to take the time to make a decision and compare prices, as investing in a quality carpet is quite expensive. House should reflect your taste, so if you feel like breaking the rules, go home.