Measuring Your Room / Calculating the quantity

How to measure your room for flooring

Knowing how to measure your room correctly is crucial to buying the right amount of flooring material and saving yourself the hassle of revisits for more or returns from ordering too much.

For a square or rectangular room with no interruptions, the key to getting it right is to add 5-10% on to what you have measured for your room for waste, to keep provision for any cutting errors. If you have additional structures emerging from the floor of your room, for example, a staircase, a mantel or a built-in closet, you may need to factor in more than 10%.

You could always use our no-obligation, free estimation service to receive a quote on the material needed for your flooring project. It’s also very simple if you would like to measure up yourself. The only equipment you will need is a measuring tape, pencil and paper. Just make sure to measure your floor in meters as that’s the measure in which you will be ordering your floor.

Follow the below steps to measure flooring for a perfectly square or rectangular room:

Step 1- Measure the length of your room (eg.5 meters long).

Step 2- Measure the width of your room (eg.5 meters wide).

Step 3- Multiply length and width to get the total area of your floor in square meters.

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Follow the below steps to measure flooring for an L-shaped or irregular room:

To measure flooring for an irregular room, the trick is to break the room open to its component parts.

Step 1- If you have an L-shaped space, create a rough sketch of the layout then identify areas which can be split into neat, easily manageable squares or rectangles.

Step 2- Measure the length and width of each space individually, then multiply the figures together to work out the area in square meters.

Step 3- Add The area of each section together to get the total area of the room (eg. Area A + Area B gives you the total measure of the flooring you need to fill the room).

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Calculate the 10% waste

Step 1- Divide the total area of the room by 10 to factor in the 10% waste (eg. 25m2/10=2.5m2). 

Step 2- Add the 10% to your total order of flooring (eg. 2.5m2 + 25m2 = 27.5m2 - that's your total order).

Step 3- Place your order and get ready to enjoy your brand new floor!

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