What is Carpet Area and how is it calculated?

Simply put, Carpet area is the area between the walls, that is, the actual area to lay the carpet on. This area does not include the thickness of the inner walls. It is the actual used area of an apartment or commercial unit. Additionally, carpet area must have a permanent roof over it, at a normal height.

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Carpet area is calculated by multiplying dimensions of a room, i.e. length x width. We get the total carpet area by adding carpet areas of all the rooms, varandas, passages, gallery inside the main door and balconies.

Depending upon the builder practice, carpet area may be 50% to 70% of the saleable area. It is used to calculate the cost of the property you’re buying. So, if you’re planning to buy an apartment or an office, always check the ratio of carpet area to the saleable area; because higher the ratio, the better value you get for your money!

There are other terms as well, that will help you size up the value of space you’re getting for the price you’re paying. These are: built up area and super built up area, about which we’ll talk in the upcoming blogs. So if you found this information useful, do follow us and share the post with your friends.