Using the calculator below, enter the length and then the width of the area to be covered and then click on "calculate." You will get two figures -- one as square yards and the other as square feet -- of how much carpet you will need.
Getting a rough idea of how much carpet you will need for a project is pretty simple, but a precise figure is a little more difficult to come by.
Put simply, the price of carpet is usually expressed in square yards. As a quick refresher in math, remember a yard is 3 feet so a square yard equals 3 feet by 3 feet or 9 square feet.
But unless you're experienced with carpet you should get a carpet installer to give you a more precise estimate, because of two factors: