Measuring your floor
May 30th, 2012
Q: How much laminate flooring would I need to cover an area 8'6" x10'6"?
A: Working out how much wood flooring you need can be tricky when you haven?t done it before, especially when you?re not sure how to tackle the issue. This guide is designed to give you advice and support when measuring your room up.If you?re working with a room which is a perfect square or rectangle then it makes this a little bit easier as you simply measure the length and width of the room before multiplying the two.However many rooms have slight irregularities, such as alcoves. In this instance you need to mentally split the room in to squares and rectangles an measure the length and width of each one before multiplying them.Then you should add the totals from the individual shapes together to determine the overall size of your room in squared feet or metres.Once you have this figure you should add 10% to it for cutting waste and then you will have the amount of flooring you need in square feet or metres.The confusion can really present issues if you have measured your room in squared feet when it needs to be in metres.Fortunately a simple equation is all that is necessary when converting from one to the other.If you have worked the area out in feet but need to convert it to metres then divide the figure by nine and then multiply this by 0.836 for a final total in metres.