Although measuring the square footage required for your project may give you flashbacks to elementary school algebra, it’s not really that bad!
Here are a few steps to follow to ease your math mind.
Determining the square footage required.
Measure width and length of each room.
If areas are not square breakdown into rectangle sections.
For example: 12’x13’ area (156 sq.ft.) plus 6’x4’ area (24 sq.ft) = 180 sq.ft.
Add for waste.
As a general guideline allow between 5-7% waste.
This will cover waste, improper cuts, staggering end joints, and a few extra boards for any future issues.
Multiply total square footage x 1.05 for 5 % allowance. (180 sq.ft x 1.05 = 189 sq.ft)
If you are installing on the diagonal, or product with large variation in boards, allow 7-10% waste.
Determine amount of boxes needed.
Divide total sq.ft including waste by the sq.ft of the box of flooring.
(189 divide by 21.56 sq.ft/box = 8.76 boxes.)
Order 9 boxes.
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