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Tips on Measuring for Carpet

To determine how much carpet per square foot you need to install, multiply length times width. When measuring, round off inches to the nearest foot. For irregularly shaped floors, divide them into individual sections, calculate the square feet in each one, and then add them together. For stairs, measure the width of the stairway and round off inches to the nearest foot. Enter the number of steps in the stairway. The calculator will determine how many yards are needed to cover the full width of the stairs and all treads and risers.


  1. Cathy Maddox, January 17:

    Could you explain how you got the answer in yards.

  2. Jason, January 21:

    If I have 5728 square yarded room how much carpet would I need

  3. HomeAdvsior, January 24:

    Hi Cathy,
    I square foot is equivalent to about 0.11111 square yards. The tool estimates this measurement for you.

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