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Old 10-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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I am getting carpet and am alittle leary of the amount of carpet the installer is quoting me on. I have two rooms that are 12'6" x 13'6" and one room that 13'2" x 17'9". The goods I am purchasing are all 12' goods. Can someone tell me the size of carpet I should be buying for each room? Is it normal to need a 12' x 24' peice of carpet for a room that is 13'2" x 17'9"? Thanks for all your help!

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I am getting carpet and am alittle leary of the amount of carpet the installer is quoting me on. I have two rooms that are 12'6" x 13'6" and one room that 13'2" x 17'9". The goods I am purchasing are all 12' goods. Can someone tell me the size of carpet I should be buying for each room? Is it normal to need a 12' x 24' peice of carpet for a room that is 13'2" x 17'9"? Thanks for all your help!

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well, that seems like roughly 20% over the area of the room. keep in mind, you can't install scraps... so you need to purchase extra (I'm presuming roughly 10%). If it only comes in 12' rolls, you may need even more beyond the 10% to cover the remaining area without using small pieces... it really depends upon the exact shape of the room, and any unusual features to the walls/doorways..... I don't think 12x24 is unreasonable for that room.

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12x24 for a 13.2x17.9 sounds like a little much to me, but without seeing the room and the carpet, no way to know.
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It's not as simple as you think Jon. We need more info, such as the direction of traffic patterns and the location of the doorways.

I would guess and say you would need a 12' x 35' or maybe 12' x 39', all depends on how many small pieces are practical.

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