# How much extra carpet should I order?

Floor manufacturers typically recommend that you buy more flooring material than is apparently necessary—at least, based on the space to be floored. Sometimes, that number ranges as high as 20-percent. So, a site that is 200 square feet may require as much as 240 square feet of flooring.

In example, if you determined that all of your rooms total 1,000 square feet, then you’ll estimate that you should purchase approximately 1,100 square feet. Just keep in mind that the true amount of carpet you need will vary from 2% to 20% more than what you measured—10% is just an average for estimation purposes.

While I was reading we ran into the inquiry “How much carpet do I need to buy to pattern match?”.

One answer was the amount required for pattern match is the size of the pattern – so for example, if you have a carpet that has a pattern consisting of 3” squares, then the extra amount of carpet you would need to buy would be 3 ”. The amount for pattern match must be added on to every piece of carpet that will be seamed together, except for the first piece.

Another frequent query is “How much carpet will I need calculator?”.

To determine square footage, multiply the length by the width of the tile and divide the total by 144. For example, if a carpet tile is 18 by 18 inches, the tile is 2 1/4 square feet.

## How do you calculate carpet price per square foot?

Some carpet is sold by the square yard. There are nine square feet in a square yard. So if you have a measurement in square feet, you can easily convert to square yards by dividing by nine. If you are looking at a square-yard price and you want to know the price per square foot, also divide by nine.

There are nine square feet in one square yard of carpet. How much carpet is needed to cover 2 rooms? The amount of carpet you need to cover two rooms varies depending on the room size and configuration. Measure the floor space. Multiply width times length.