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Step by Step Guide
On How to Measure For
New Flooring

Step 1 - Gather your tools

Before you start, gather the necessary tools including a tape measure, pencil, paper, and calculator.

Step 2 - Sketch the floor-plan

Begin by sketching a rough floor-plan of the area you want to cover with new flooring. Include all rooms, hallways, closets, and any irregularities like alcoves or bay windows.

Step 3 - Divide into sections

Divide the floor-plan into easily measurable sections. For example, if you have a rectangular room with a small alcove, measure the main rectangle separately from the alcove.

Step 4 - Measure length and width

Start by measuring in metres the length and width of each section of the floor. Measure from the longest points, including any protrusions like baseboards or moulding.

Step 5 - Multiply to work out your Square metre

Once you have the length and width of each section, multiply the two measurements together to get the square meterage of that section. For example, if a room is 10 metres long and 12 metres wide, the square metre would be 120 square metres (10 x 12).

Step 6 - Add sections together

After calculating the square meterage for each section, add them all together to get the total square meterage for the entire floor. This will give you the amount of flooring material you’ll need to cover the entire area.

Step 7 - Consider wastage

It’s a good idea to add a little extra to your total square meterage to account for any mistakes during installation or cutting of the flooring material. We recommend, adding 10% to the total square meterage should cover it.

Step 8 - Consult with a professional

If you’re unsure about any measurements or calculations, or if your floor has complex features like angles or curves, consider consulting with a professional flooring installer. They can provide guidance and ensure you get accurate measurements.

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