If you are considering installing four way stretch carpet in your van or campervan, you will need to determine how much carpet you will need to purchase. The amount of carpet you will need depends on the size of your vehicle and the type of carpet you are using. In this blog post, we will provide some tips on how to calculate how much four way stretch carpet you will need for your van or campervan.
To start, measure the length and width of the floor area where you will be installing the carpet. Make sure to include any raised areas or protrusions, such as wheel wells or seat bases, in your measurement. Once you have the dimensions of the floor area, multiply the length by the width to calculate the total square footage. For example, if your van has a floor that is 8 feet long and 6 feet wide, you will need 48 square feet of carpet (8 x 6 = 48).
Next, consider the type of carpet you are using. Some four way stretch carpets are sold by the square foot, while others are sold by the linear foot. If your carpet is sold by the square foot, simply multiply the total square footage by the number of square feet of carpet you need. For example, if you need 48 square feet of carpet and each square foot of carpet covers 1.5 square feet, you will need 72 square feet of carpet (48 x 1.5 = 72). If your carpet is sold by the linear foot, measure the width of the floor area where you will be installing the carpet and multiply that number by the number of linear feet of carpet you need.
Once you have calculated how much carpet you will need, add an additional 10-20% to allow for waste, cuts, and seams. This will ensure that you have enough carpet to complete your project without running short.
By following these steps, you can easily calculate how much four way stretch carpet you will need for your van or campervan. With the right amount of carpet and a little bit of know-how, you can easily install your own carpet and enjoy a comfortable and stylish floor surface for years to come.
Size Guide - ( Including Sides, Ceiling and Doors)
8m x 2m (16m2) - VW Caddy Maxi, VW Caddy, Ford Connect
12m x 2m (24m2) - SWB van (VW Transporter, Ford Transit Custom, Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic, Nissan Primastar/NV200)
15m x 2m (30m2) - LWB van (VW Transporter, Ford Transit Custom, Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic, Nissan Primastar/NV200.)
Please Note - If you have a high-top van or a larger vehicle please measure the panels before purchasing your lining carpet. The carpet comes in a 2m width which will not be enough for some larger vehicles side panels.