How to estimate and purchase your floor.

Once you've decided on your new floor, it's easy to purchase. Just follow the steps below to measure your room and calculate the amount of flooring you need. You may choose to download the project checklist and take it with you to your nearest retailer.

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MEASURE YOUR ROOM

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For rooms with unconventional shapes or multiple corners, measure the length and width of the room at their farthest points.

CALCULATE THE TOTAL SQUARE FEET OF EACH ROOM.

10.5

length

X
12.3

width

=
129.15

square feet

ADD 10% WASTE FACTOR TO THE TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE FOR EACH ROOM.

129.15

square feet

X
1.10

waste factor

=
142.07

total required square foot

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For rooms with unconventional shapes or multiple corners, measure the length and width of the room at their farthest points.

DIVIDE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE BY THE NUMBER OF SQUARE FEET COVERED PER CARTON OF YOUR SELECTED FLOOR.

142.07

total required square feet

/
18.36

square footage per carton

=
8

total number of cartons

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Square foot coverage is indicated on each individual carton and may vary by decor

How many skirting pieces do i need?

Determine the perimeter of your room (C). Add the length and width measurements together and multiply by two.

Add the total widths of all doorways in the room (B). Subtract the total widths measured from the perimeter of the room (C) to determine the total length of wall base or quarter round.

  • Skirting

( 

length(ft)

+
 )

width (ft)

x2
=
C

perimeter of the room (ft)

C

perimeter of the room (ft)

-
 

total of doorways widths(ft)

=
 

total length of wall base OR quarter round needed (ft)

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