## Carpet Calculator

## How to calculate carpet cost?

Even though it may seem complicated at first, the carpet cost calculator is easy and intuitive to use. Start by **choosing the shape of your carpet** and then follow these short steps and get your carpet’s price calculated in no time.

**1.** **RECTANGLE**

For a **rectangular carpet**, put in the carpet’s **width** and **length** in the carpet calculator. If you want to do the math on your own, use the following formula to calculate the area:

`carpet area = carpet's width × carpet's length`

Once you know the area, you can move on to calculating the cost. Put in the carpet’s **price per unit of area** (remember to choose the unit of area your carpet is being sold in), and you will get the total cost thanks to the following equation:

`carpet cost = carpet area × carpet price per unit`

**2.** **CIRCLE**

For a **circular carpet**, the only value you need to put in the calculator is the **radius** of your carpet. Then, the carpet price calculator will work out the area with this equation:

`carpet area = π × radius²`

To calculate the carpet’s cost, put in the **price of the carpet per unit** and the area you have just calculated in the following formula:

`carpet cost = carpet area × carpet price per unit`

**3.** **ELLIPSE**

If you’re going for an **oval carpet**, give the calculator the lengths of the **A-axis** and the **B-axis** of the ellipsis, or use the following formula to calculate its area on your own:

`carpet area = axis A × axis B × π`

Now all that’s left to do is using the **price of the carpet per unit** and the area’s value to calculate the cost:

`carpet cost = carpet area × carpet price per unit`

**4. PENTAGON**

To calculate the area of a **pentagonal carpet**, put in the length of the pentagon’s **side** so that the carpet cost calculator can work out its area. If you feel like doing the math on your own, you can use the following equation:

`carpet area = side² × √(25 + 10√5) / 4`

Next, use the area to calculate the cost:

`carpet cost = carpet area × carpet price per unit`

**5. HEXAGON**

Lastly, for a **hexagonal carpet**, you need to do the same thing you would do with a pentagon – give the calculator the **hexagon’s side’s length**, or use this formula to get its area on your own:

`carpet area = 3/2 × √3 × side²`

Calculating the cost is the same as in the previous cases:

`carpet cost = carpet area × carpet price per unit`

**6. OTHER SHAPES**

In the case of any other shapes, search for the shape and “area” here on Omni Calculator to help find the shape. Then, just like in the previous cases, simply multiply the price per unit of area by the carpet’s area (or input it into the carpet price calculator):

`carpet cost = carpet area × carpet price per unit`

# Carpet Calculator

## Results:

**Total Room Area:**sq ft**Total Padding Area:**sq ft**Total Carpet Area (with waste):**sq ft**Number of Rolls Needed:****Total Cost:**$

When it comes to renovating or furnishing a room, selecting the right carpet is a crucial decision that impacts both aesthetics and functionality. Accurate carpet measurement and cost estimation are vital steps in this process to ensure a seamless installation and avoid unexpected expenses. In this article, we’ll delve into the principles of carpet calculation, present a user-friendly Carpet Calculator, and guide you through incorporating this tool into your WordPress website for the benefit of your visitors.

### Understanding Carpet Calculation Basics

Carpet calculation involves determining the necessary amount of carpet based on the dimensions of the room and considering factors such as padding, waste, and roll width. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown:

**Measure the room:**Record the length and width of the room in feet. Ensure accurate measurements by taking them at multiple points, especially if the room is irregularly shaped. For complex layouts, divide the room into smaller rectangular sections and calculate each one separately, adding the totals together.**Consider padding:**Carpet padding provides additional comfort, insulation, and extends the life of your carpet. Measure its thickness in inches and multiply it by the total room area to account for the extra material needed.**Factor in waste:**During installation, some carpet may be cut off or damaged due to trimming, pattern matching, or other unforeseen circumstances. A common practice is to add a waste percentage, typically ranging from 10% to 30%, to the total carpet area.**Determine roll width:**Carpet rolls come in standard widths, commonly 12 feet. Divide the carpet area (including waste) by the roll width to find out how many rolls you’ll need. Round up to the nearest whole number, as partial rolls are typically not available.**Calculate cost:**Multiply the final carpet area by the price per square foot to get the total cost of the carpet.

### Introducing the Carpet Calculator for WordPress

To simplify this process for your website visitors, we have developed a custom Carpet Calculator that incorporates all these elements into a user-friendly interface. By entering their room dimensions, padding thickness, waste percentage, and price per square foot, users can quickly obtain accurate estimates for total room area, padding area, carpet area with waste, the number of rolls needed, and the total cost.