Carpet Area Does Not Include The Area Of

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Carpet area does not include the area of-

  1. Verandah, corridor and passage
  2. Bathroom and lavatory
  3. Kitchen and pantry
  4. All of the above.

Answer: D. All of the above

Carpet area does not include the area of the verandah, corridor, passage, bathroom, lavatory, kitchen and pantry area.


The carpet area of a building is the usable, habitable, or leased area. The overall floor area less the circulation space, verandahs, hallways, tunnels, stairs, lifts, entry hall, etc., as well as less other non-usable spaces like sanitary accommodations (bath and W.C.s), air conditioning rooms, etc.

For residential buildings, the carpet area should be the liveable area. Carpet area does not  include the area of the kitchen, pantry, stores, or any other comparable rooms that are not utilized for habitation.

The floor area of a building, excluding the following, shall constitute the carpet area for any storey:

  • Sanitary accommodation
  • Verandahs
  • Corridors and passages
  • Kitchen and pantries
  • Stores in domestic buildings
  • Entrance hall and porches
  • Staircases and mumties
  • Shafts for lifts
  • Barsaties
  • Garages
  • Canteens
  • Ductwork and the air conditioning plant room

An office building’s carpet space may make up 60 to 75 percent of the plinth area, with 75 percent being the ideal percentage. The goal for the planners should be to fill 75% of the plinth area.  

With a target of 65 percent, the carpet area of residential buildings may range from 50 to 65 percent of the building’s plinth area. Hence, the answer to the above question is that the carpet area does not include the area of all of the above.

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