This menu will stay with you throughout your visit to the Education Centre. Use the topics below to explore the centre and find the information you need.
Essentials How to? How to Measure a Room? How to Acclimatise your Floor? How to Prepare for Installation? How to Install Flooring on Stairs? How to Install Laminate Flooring? How to Install Solid Wood Flooring? How to Install Vinyl Flooring? How to Finish your Hardwood Floor? How to Maintain Engineered Flooring? How to Maintain Laminate Flooring? How to Maintain Solid Wood Flooring? How to Maintain Vinyl Flooring? How to Maintain Natural Oiled Flooring? How to Maintain UV Oiled Flooring? How to Achieve that Perfect Finish with Edging & Profiles? How to Choose between a Light or Dark Floor? How to Choose Between an Oiled or Lacquered Finish for Your Wood Flooring? How to Choose your Plank Size? How to Get the Look? What is? Buyers' Guide Installation Maintenance About Us
The Education Centre: How to Measure a Room?
To understand the total cost of a new floor, the first thing you will need to do is calculate the size of your room. To do this you must work out the area of the room in m2.
The ease of working out the quantity of flooring you need is dependent on the layout of your room. Rectangular rooms can be calculated easily by multiplying the length by the width (see example 1).
However, if your room is L-shaped, has alcoves or bay windows it may initially look impossible but all you need to do is divide your room into separate rectangles. Once you’ve done that, simply add the values of the rectangles together to come to your final quantity (see examples 2 and 3).
Don’t forget to add at least 10% to your finally quantity for any wastage that comes from trimming and awkward layouts. The easiest way to do this is to multiply the m2 area of your room by 1.10 to get the final total including wastage.