How much flooring do I need for my room?

When you are going to lay a new floor, there are a few things you have to think about before you go to the store. For example, measuring how large the area of the floor you will lay is – and with that, how many square metres of flooring you will buy.

How much flooring do I need for my room?

It is very seldom that a room looks like any other. The shape, the walls and the number of door openings, angles and nooks vary. The more angles, the harder it can be to calculate how much flooring will be needed.

Keep in mind to measure the floor and not the walls so that you get correct measurements. Measure the room's length and width and plan how you want the floor to lie. You most often lay the floor parallel to the length of the room. You should always leave a gap of 10 millimetres against walls, thresholds, stairs, pipes, etc. This is in order for the flooring to be able to expand without risk of opening joints and the floor beginning to creak. Flooring expands and shrinks depending on the humidity and needs room to move.

Plan for there to be some waste when you calculate out your floor area

When you understand how many square metres of flooring you need, you also need to plan for a little waste. This is simply the pieces you saw off that you cannot use anywhere else. If it involved a regular room, you can count on 5% extra flooring being consumed. For a small room or a bathroom with many difficult areas, it may require 10% extra however. 


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