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# How do you calculate yards of carpet for a room?

## How do you calculate yards of carpet for a room?

Multiply the length and width (in feet) of each room to be carpeted. Next you will want to calculate your overage so multiply the total by 1.1 to make sure you don’t run short. Divide the total by 9 to get square yards. 132 / 9 = 14.7 square yards.

## What is the square footage of a 20 by 30 room?

Square footage is calculated by multiplying width by length. So if a area is 20 foot wide by 30 foot long, 20 x 30 = 600 square feet.

## How do you calculate square feet for carpet?

Ben EricksonApril 20, 2010 at 11:26 am. That is correct, to convert square feet to square yard, you divide the number of square feet by 9. Since carpeting comes in limited widths (usually 12′ and 15′) and is sold either by the linear foot or yard in length, you need to be sure you buy enough to fit your room.

## How big of a room can you cover with carpet?

The two feet cut off the width of the carpet is not necessarily wasted: the excess can be used in closets or for floor mats, or saved for future repairs. (It is possible that the square footage of your room will equal the carpet required – a 9′ x 12 room may be perfectly covered with a single 9′ x 12′ cut of carpet for a total of 108′ square feet.)

## How to calculate the square footage of a room?

Be sure to list both measurements, since the total square footage of the room size may not correspond to the square feet (or yards) of carpet that will be used. For example: If your room measures 10′ x 14′, the total square feet are 140.

## How big of a yard do you need for carpet?

However, since most carpet is sold in 12 foot widths, the minimum amount of carpet needed would be 168′ (12′ x 14′). The two feet cut off the width of the carpet is not necessarily wasted: the excess can be used in closets or for floor mats, or saved for future repairs.

## How big is a square yard of carpet?

Carpet Calculator | Today’s Homeowner Carpet is sold by the square yard, which is equivalent to an area 3 feet by 3 feet. Waste is usually figured at 10% but may be changed to any amount desired. To see how many square yards you would need, enter the measurements of your room in our calculator.

The two feet cut off the width of the carpet is not necessarily wasted: the excess can be used in closets or for floor mats, or saved for future repairs. (It is possible that the square footage of your room will equal the carpet required – a 9′ x 12 room may be perfectly covered with a single 9′ x 12′ cut of carpet for a total of 108′ square feet.)

## How is the area of a carpet measured?

If you’re determining the amount of area, such as for carpet or other flooring, it will have to be in square something (square feet, square yards, square meters, etc.), it can’t be in just feet, yards, or meters, since that would be just a linear length measurement.

Be sure to list both measurements, since the total square footage of the room size may not correspond to the square feet (or yards) of carpet that will be used. For example: If your room measures 10′ x 14′, the total square feet are 140.