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How to measure my room for flooring?

If the time has come for you to order a new wooden floor, you will need to know how much flooring to purchase. Below we have outlined some top tips and advice on how to measure your room for flooring.

 

Be organised – things you will need to help you measure your room

  • Tape measure or laser measuring tool if you have one
  • Pen or pencil and some paper to draw you room and write down the measurements. You might want a ruler too!
  • Always use a calculator to work out the area of the room

 

Top tips on measuring your room

  1. Take time to measure correctly and accurately, don’t rush or guess
  2. Always measure in meters
  3. Double check your measurements
  4. Draw a sketch of the perimeter of the room so that you can write the measurements on the corresponding sides
  5. Always use a calculator to work out the area
  6. Remember to add on 5% for natural wastage from the off cuts of planks
  7. We are always happy to help so feel free to contact us

 

How to measure a square or rectangular shaped room

  1. Sketch out a rough shape of your room
  2. Measure the length of the room (4 metres) and write it on your drawing
  3. Measure the width of the room (3 metres) and write it on your drawing
  4. Use the calculator to multiply the length by the width (4m x 3m = 12m²).
  5. This shows that the area of your room is 12 square metres.
  6. Add on 5% for wastage (12m² x 1.05 = 12.6m²)
  7. You will need to order at least 12.6m² of bamboo flooring.

  Simple room measurement

How to measure a more complex shaped room

  1. Sketch out a rough shape of your room
  2. Spilt the room into manageable sections
  3. Start with one section and measure the length (4 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  4. Now measure the width of the same section (1.5 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  5. Calculate the area of this section (4m x 1.5m = 6m) and write this on your drawing.
  6. Now look at the next section. Measure the length (2 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  7. Next, measure the width of the same section (1.5 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  8. Calculate the area of this section (2m x 1.5m = 3m²) and write this on your drawing.
  9. Add both sections together (6m² + 3m² = 9m²). This is the total area of your room.
  10. Now, don’t forget to add on 5% for wastage (9m² x 1.05 = 9.45m²)
  11. You will need to order at least 9.45m² of bamboo flooring.

Complex room measurement

 

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