|# FAQ:What is Carpet Area, Built-up Area/Plinth Area and Super Built-up Area ?|
|What is Carpet Area ?
Carpet Area is the effective area available for use within an apartment, excluding the area occupied by the walls. It is measured from wall to wall within the apartment and translates into actual floor area which can be carpeted, if required.
What is Built-up Area / Plinth Area?
Built-up area / Plinth Area is the entire area occupied by the apartment, including the area occupied by the internal and external walls of the apartment. Usually it is 10% to 20% more than the Carpet Area.
What is Super Built-up Area ?
Super Built-up Area is the Built-up Area plus the proportional share of the common areas like corridors, lift wells, staircase, community halls, security/servant quarters, etc.,.
The Super Built-up Area is usually referred to by the builders, when they mention the size of the apartments.
A better percentage of the Carpet Area with respect to the Super Built-up Area, translates to a bigger living space.
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