You really need to provide more information about what you would
consider as an acceptable finished product. You have implied that
all carpet "grain" running in the same direction is one such requirement.
Do you have limitations or preferences on seam location? Do you want to
minimize the number of seams? What is the maximum number of seams
that you will accept? Why are you limiting your options to carpet which is
produced in 12' widths? Etc.
Basic math would say that you are going have the following minimum
carpet requirements if you purchase 12' carpet:
- A main piece 14' x 12'
- A second piece at least 2' x 12', assuming that the carpet
cannot be purchased in fractions of a foot.
This could be installed with one long seam (14') and one short seam (1').
But the carpet would not "run the same direction" for all pieces. Total
carpet size is 192 sq. ft.
To have all of the carpet running the same direction and to use 12'
wide carpet requires:
- A main piece 13' x 12''
- A second piece 7' x 12', from which two piece would be cut, both
2' x 7 1/2'
This also has 2 splices, one 13' long and the other 2' long. Carpet
waste would be very high and total purchased carpet size is 240 sq. ft.
I would never consider covering a 13' x 14' room with 12' wide carpet.
One piece of 15' wide carpet that is 13' long gives you no seams. It
requires 195 sq. ft. of carpet, just a bit more than the 192 sq. ft. for
the first situation above. You get a better installation and pay for
the same basic amount of carpet. And in five years you won't be
seeing the seam area "opening up" and revealing itself if there is
any traffic over it.
c email@example.com wrote in message
If i have a 13x14 room. Assuming I can only track down 12' wide
remnants. What is the dimension of the remnant I would need to finish
Plush carpet, no pattern.
Obviously, there will be a seam but how much extra do I need to account
for the seam to make sure the carpet runs the same direction.