When a length of fabric or flooring is commissioned , a major part of the cost will cover the making and printing setting up costs. It is possible to order a small amount of metreage, but there will also be a ‘run-on’ from the minimum order, which will cost proportionately less per metre, to the point at which a much larger metreage becomes economically viable and sensible.
For example, when it comes to flooring a whole roll of carpet is approx. 100 metres and the price per metre is greatly reduced when a whole roll is ordered. It costs so much less per metre than a cut piece, so by buying more material rather than less it may be possible to cover an extra room within the same overall cost. It is always worth looking into….