Rug Size Calculator

Rugs add warmth to our homes, but knowing the accurate rug size is the trick that can make or break interior styling. There are quite a few reasons why you should use the rug size calculator. For example, you will want to buy a rug that will not look too big or too small for a space.

How to use the rug size calculator?

Check out these easy steps before buying your living room rugs:

1.Select the style of rug

Select the style of rug,Choosing the shape of the rug is the first step to calculate rug size correctly.

2.Decide coverage area

Decide whether you want to cover the entire floor area or only a section of it. It is called the bare floor perimeter.

3.Floor dimensions

After you enter both the length and width of the room, the tool will give you the area size of it.

Custom rug measurement

After you enter the basic details, the rug calculator will show the suitable rug dimension. Now you will have to check the store to find if one of the same size is available or you need a customized carpet.

How to calculate rug pad size?

It's easy to figure out what size your rug pad has to be. On all four corners, the rug pad should be roughly an inch smaller than your rug.

Choose a pad with a thick polyester fabric covered adhesive for rugs laid over carpet. This kind of pad stops rugs with deeper colors from transferring onto carpets with lighter colors.

Choose a rug pad with non-slip coating on at least one side if the rug will be put on a hard flooring surface like hardwood, tile, or laminate. To ensure that the rug remains in place and does not move around on the floor surface, potentially creating a tripping or falling danger, the side should be put on the hard surface floor.

How to choose the right rug size?

Dining room

While choosing dining room rugs, it is important to consider the size of the dining table, which is also the centerpiece usually. Make sure that the legs of the table are out of the rug. You can use a rug size for dining table calculator

While choosing a dining room rug, keep in mind the following do’s and don’ts:

  • Don’t buy a rug that is too small and makes the space look clustered

  • Do choose a rug that fits not only the dining table but the chairs too.

  • Make sure that the legs of the chair do not get stuck to the rug while you pull it out and in again It is best to leave a buffer of two to three inches on every side of the dining room furniture while choosing the rug size in this case.

    Living room

    Measure the sofa, coffee table, and more before choosing the rug for the living room. In this way, you can never go wrong.


    Entryway and hallway carpets don't require exact measurements because there are usually no furniture in these spaces. Therefore, you can keep experimenting with size and shape of rugs for these areas. The most regular rug sizes include 3x5, 5x8, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12, and more.

    You can also read more about standard rug sizes

    To find the perfect rug size, you can also refer to an easy formula which is RS= (W+8), (L+8). Here, RS is the final width and length of the rug in inches, W refers to the width of the furniture, and L is the length of the same, both in inches

    You can also find the perfect rug size based on their shape. Here are some simple formulas that can help you

    Oval Rugs

    Area = π x (length/2) x (width/2), where π is approximately equal to 3.14.

    Rectangle Rugs

    Area = length x width.

    Circular Rugs

    Area = π x (diameter/2)^2, where π is approximately equal to 3.14.

    Runner Rugs

    Area = length X Width


    How do you calculate rug size?

    Measure the length and width of rectangular rugs, then multiply the results. Simply measure the furthest points from the center of the object, be it spherical or any other shape.

    What size rug fits for a dining room?

    The typical dining room is 14 x16 feet, while the typical dining room rug is 9 x 12.

    What comes first length or width in rugs?

    Whichever measurement has a higher value comes first.

    What are more standard and normal sizes for rugs?

    Rugs often come in sizes of 3' x 5', 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 9' x 12', and 12' x 15'.

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