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  1. Ugh, I've always struggled with numbers so it's really daunting, going out to buy carpets for a new home.

    What makes in even more confusing is the number of measurement types.

    So, 2 Metres of carpet costs 6.99. You must fill a space that is 12 foot by 12 foot. Can you afford it?

     

    ….I don't know... ;_;

    The it gets worse when you know that you have to pick carpet for another 4 different rooms and also choose what looks good.... *weeps*

    1. Polkadi~♪

      Polkadi~♪

      Well, I see a problem already. They're using both the metric AND imperial system of measurement.

      The two systems of measurement are not easily interchangeable.

    2. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      Those numbers mean nothing if we don't know the width of a 2m roll. Is it a square 2x2, a more roll like 2x1, or something else? 

      Like, if it was 2x2, that'd be four square metres going into a space that's about 16 square metres (assuming you meant 12ft and not 12m) so about 27.96 there. 

      If it wasn't a square batch you'd need even more. 

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    4. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Honestly even if you are good with numbers the way carpet is sold seems designed to purposely confuse everyone. Where I work they actually have a guide to even help the associates figure out how to price carpet and even they can't always figure it out.

    5. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      @Polkadi~♪ It's odd. It seemed like some stores use different measurements. We looked in one yesterday that used metres to show it's size, but a different one we went to today, had them in feet?

      @VEDJ-F They had these little samples you could look at, like those in these pictures.

      1354273_Tapi-Carpets-Wide-2.JPG

      So they say m2 or did some say 2m? A simpleton like me can't tell the difference. It was explained to me, but I still found it tricky. So it wasn't 2 metres but 2 squared? So the carpet is a square...but it's 2 metres? It's 1 metre? Guh, I see the two and register it as a two. I can't help myself...

      It might've been easier if the sample they had was the size of what the price represents. There is an option to mix and match squares of carpet, which sounds appealing to me, but even more complicated. >.<

      It's a good thing I have family to help, I don't know how anyone does this...

    6. VEDJ-F

      VEDJ-F

      That's per metres squared. Basically, if you have a space that is 12ftx12ft (aka about 4mx4m), you end up with an area that is 16 metres squared, so you'd have to take the value of per one metre squared and times it by 16, which is £159.84 by the figures in the picture. If you're going off £6.99 per metre squared, that'd be £111.84 I think. 

      ...I mean carpets are very expensive...

      Hey, bright side, if you were to be more accurate (aka 12ft = 3.6m, not 4m), it'd only be £90.60 or thereabouts. 

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