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?
The ease of working out the quantity of flooring you need is really dependant on the layout of your room. Rectangular rooms can be calculated easily by multiplying the length by width (see example 1).
However if your room is L-shaped, or has alcoves or bay windows then things do become a little more tricky. You need to divide your room into separate smaller areas, adding these together to come to your final quantity (see example 2 and example 3).
Don’t forget to add at least 10% to your final quantity for any wastage that comes from trimming and awkward layouts. The more complex your room layout the more wastage you will produce so remember to accommodate for this with a little extra.