How to choose the right size for your carpet ? - Dining table
So you’ve decided on the colour, design and structure of your carpet. What do you need to do next? You need to choose the right size. This is where we can help you with some simple tips & tricks.
First of all, we would need to know the purpose of the dining table. It may sound strange, but there are actually 2 categories of people when it comes to the use of the dining table:
- People who dine every day at the table
- People who use the dining table as furniture “showpiece”, and only eat at the table the odd occasion when maybe friends or family gather around.
You need to first measure the table. Lets say that the table is 100 x 200 cm.
If you are in the first category, and use it every day, we suggest you add 75 to 100 cm to every side of the table. This would allow for the chairs to remain completely on the carpet at all time. If you have chosen 75 cm, then the width of the carpet would be 250 cm, and the length of the carpet would be 350 cm. If you have chosen 100 cm – then the width of the carpet would become 300 cm and the length would be 400 cm.
If you are in the second category, and use the table only a couple of times per year, you would probably get away with adding just 50 cm per size, which means you would require a 200 x 300 cm size carpet under the dining table. 75 to 100 cm would still be the recommended size for keeping the proportions right in your room.
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, but you should keep this in mind: If you don’t have enough place, you just need to maximise what you can.
Remember also, 200 x 300 cm, 250 x 350 cm or 300 x 400 cm are most of the times standard sizes for carpets, and this helps keeping the budget lower. We can however have carpets made to measure for you, based on what your needs are.
The same rule applies for square tables on square carpets, or round tables on round carpets.
A special case is when you have a square table on a round carpet – in this case you need to add 100 cm minimum on each size of the table, in order for the chair to stay on the carpet. As an example, if you have a table, which is 120 cm square, then the round carpet would have a diameter of 320 cm.
The other way around, a round table on a square carpet, just use the standard measurements, as explained above.
We have added several drawings to help you decide what is the best size for your dining room carpet, and also a few photos from products, which would help you get inspired.
You know that for the best advice you can always contact us and we would be more than happy to assist you.
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