How Do You Measure a Room?2017-12-28T12:26:45+00:00

How Do You Measure A Room?

It’s impossible to know the cost of a new floor without knowing how much of it you need.  Below we show a few examples of different shaped rooms and a simple method you can use.

Rectangular Room

This is as simple as measuring the length and width of your room and multiplying them together.

Therefore if your room is 3 metres long and 3 metres wide, the area will be 9 metres square because 3 x 3 = 9

L Shaped Room

L Shaped Room

If your room isn’t rectangular, we recommend splitting it into rectangular sections.

Multiply the width and length of each rectangle together to find the area. Then, add the areas of each rectangle together to find the total area.

If you have an L shaped room, for example, this can be split into 2 rectangles.

More Complicated Room

And if you’ve got a complicated room, this method still works.

Simply split the room into as many rectangles as needed.

Multiply the length and width of each rectangle to find the areas, then add them all together to find the total area.

Remember to jot down the measurements as you go along!

Do I need to add extra for wastage?

Yes, with all jobs there is always some anticipated wastage.

At One Wood Floors we recommend adding 6% to your final calculation.  Our Flooring Calculator will automatically factor this in.

The Calculated Area is the quantity of flooring you should purchase.

Contact us on 020 8942 5554 if you require any further assistance