Free Estimates: how to measure carpet
New flooring is a big decision and you need to be sure that your room is properly measured, estimated and fitted. We strongly advise that you have your room professionally measured before you order any flooring. Our free estimating service will put your mind at rest. We have been supplying flooring since 1899 and have a wealth of experience in all types of finishes.
A Fishpools estimator will visit your home at a time to suit you and measure the area. (Within our free delivery area click here for details.) We will also advise on suitable underlay and any preparatory work required to ensure your new flooring fits perfectly. We will then provide an accurate estimate so that you can place your order.
Once your new flooring is delivered, we'll arrange for one of our fitters to come and lay the floor at your convenience.Once you’ve decided on the floor you want, you can arrange an appointment either by calling the store on 01992 780826 or click the link below. Prices are dependent on the current promotion and we may offer additional products and services from time to time.
What does the estimating service include?
Firstly you need to choose you new floor along with any additional products and services, e.g. underlay, accessories and other requirements such as removing your old carpet. Whilst we can give you a rough idea of price based on your own measurements, we cannot give a firm estimate until we have visited your home.
The visit will include:
• An accurate measure of the area.
• Suggestions for any preparatory work needed.
• Suggestions for appropriate underlay and accessories.
• An estimate for the most cost effective way to fit the floor.
Additional services include:
• Removing furniture before the fitting and replacing it after completion.
• Taking up your old flooring and disposing of it for you.
• Easing doors.
Once you are happy with the estimate, you can accept it by phone 01992 780826, email or post. We can then arrange payment options and timescales before we place the order. We aim to fit your new floor within 28 days of your acceptance of our estimate. (Subject to stock availability).
NB: Whilst our estimate is as accurate as possible there may issues that arise on the fitting day once the old floor is removed. Therefore there may some additional charges which we will discuss with you before proceeding.
How to do an initial measure of your room.
To get a rough idea of how much flooring you will need, you can make a rough measurement of your area. This will give us an initial idea of quantity in order to provide you with a ballpark price.
Firstly measure across the widest and longest dimensions of the space. If there is an alcove or doorway, make sure you measure into them. Then add 10cm onto each of these dimensions to allow for trimming.
Most carpets come in 4 or 5 metre widths. This means that the length is the variable measurement. In our example, the overall dimensions are 3.7 x 4.9 metres. Adding on the 10cm means you need 3.8 x 5 metres.
Fitting your new floor
Once your new flooring has been delivered to Fishpools warehouse; we’ll contact you and arrange a fitting date. Some products may need to acclimatise to the environment in your home and will need to be delivered before your fitting date.
You will need to be at home on the fitting day so the fitter can discuss your requirements and deal with any issues that may arise. It is essential that the room is ready for the flooring to be laid. If you are not using our furniture and old flooring services, please make sure all furniture and old flooring has been removed leaving the area completely clear. If you are using our furniture removal service, please make sure all cupboards are empty and all ornaments etc. have been removed prior to our arrival.
Our fitter will prepare the area and lay the new floor. They will remove the old flooring (if you have used this service) and leave your room tidy.