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How To Measure For A Hall Runner

Thinking of investing in a carpet runner but not sure where to begin? In this measuring guide we’ll show you how to measure your hallway for a rug runner to ensure you achieve the right length and width to suit your space.

A hall runner is a fantastic investment for your home. They add instant colour to liven up any hallway and transitional space, they protect expensive hardwood flooring in high traffic areas and they feel great underfoot, particularly if your home has hard floors throughout. And, if you have already measured up your stairs for a stair runner, a matching hall runner creates a great sense of continuity and consistency throughout.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to measure your hallway for a hall runner from the experts here at Carpet Runners UK:

Step 1. Measuring the Length 

Before you can start taking your length measurements you need to decide on how you want your runner to look. 


How to measure a hallway


Ask yourself: Do you want your runner to run the full length of your hallway (end to end), or do you want it slightly shorter to reveal some flooring at either end?

Once you have decided, simply measure the length of the space you want your runner to cover and make a note of it. No matter how long you want your runner, both ends will always be neatly finished for a tidy, high quality appearance.

Step 2. Measuring the Width

Once you have decided on the length it’s time to check the width of your hallway. Rug runners tend to come in standard widths of 60 or 70 cm, so you need to measure your hallway width from wall to wall to ensure a runner will fit. Ideally you would need a strip of floor showing on either side of your runner, so make sure you factor this in when choosing the width.

Now you know how to measure your hallway for a hall runner, it’s time for the fun part – choosing the design of your runner.

runrug.com is home to a huge range of contemporary and traditional designs in a rainbow of colours, so you can find the perfect hallway runner to match your tastes and existing decor theme.

View the full range and order online here, or give us a call for more help and advice.