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What Is Standard Carpet Width?

installing carpet

Wall-to-wall carpeting is commonly available in rolls, typically measuring around 12 feet in width. However, the carpet widths may vary based on the carpet manufacturer. Some manufacturers might offer wider carpet options, providing more flexibility in carpet dimensions to suit various room sizes or design preferences.


It's important to note that carpets manufactured in other countries often adhere to a different standard width of four meters, equivalent to about 13 feet 2 inches. This wider format might be a consideration when selecting carpeting, especially if you're looking at options that originate from different regions.


For those seeking commercial-grade carpeting, rolls are often available in narrower widths, around six feet. This variance in width options caters to the specific requirements and practicalities of commercial spaces, offering tailored solutions for diverse business settings.


Carpet Installers

When considering carpet installation, it's important to highlight that attempting a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach is generally not recommended due to the complexities involved in achieving a professional and lasting result. Carpet installation demands precision and expertise to ensure the best outcome for both the aesthetics and longevity of the flooring.


At Flooring America, we understand the significance of a flawless carpet installation. That's why we have a team of expert installers who are well-versed in the intricacies of the process. Their proficiency extends from meticulously measuring the room's total square footage to determining the best carpet width and direction for laying down the carpet rolls. This expertise is geared towards minimizing carpet waste and strategically concealing seams, guaranteeing a visually appealing finish.


When you're buying carpet materials, it's important to add an extra 10 to 20 percent of carpet to how much carpet you measured for your floor space. This additional material acts as a safeguard against any potential shortage during the installation process, providing a buffer to tackle unexpected irregularities. Ultimately, this approach ensures a smoother and more efficient installation, handled by our skilled and dedicated professionals, to bring your flooring vision to life.


Area Rugs

bedroom area rug


When considering the addition of area rugs to your living space, it's crucial to be aware of the various standard sizes available. Area rugs come in a diverse range of dimensions to suit different areas and purposes.

Standard sizes for living rooms or dining areas may include:

  • 5 x 8 feet

  • 6 x 9 feet

  • 8 x 10 feet

For large living rooms and other spaces, typical sizes you might find are:

  • 8 x 10 feet

  • 10 x 12 feet

  • 10 x 14 feet

  • 12 x 15 feet 

For smaller spaces like an entryway or in front of the bathroom sink, you can find sizes such as:

  • 3 x 5 feet

  • 4 x 6 feet

Hallway runners often come in these sizes:

  • 2 x 7 feet

  • 2 x 8 feet

Custom Carpet Solutions

Despite these common measurements, there, of course, are brands that offer less commonly found sizes, and you can always purchase custom options. If customization appeals to you and you like the look and quality of wall-to-wall carpeting, you can get a piece of carpet cut to your room’s custom size and finished with various binding and serging choices. This option gives you endless styles and true customization.


Bring Your Flooring Dream to Reality

In this quest for the perfect flooring solution in the carpet world, Flooring America's extensive carpet catalog is a rich resource, offering a wide array of options. From standard measurements to customized designs, exploring our collection gives you the opportunity to find the perfect carpet or area rug tailored to your unique preferences and needs. Visit your local store today to discover the possibilities and let our expert team assist in bringing your flooring vision to life.