How to measure your room
How to measure a room for hardwood flooring.
Tip: Take your time and take the measurements by yourself in a quiet environment. Most mistakes are made between two people relaying measurements to each other.
Hardwood flooring is sold by the sq/ft so take the length of the room times the width and you will have the square feet of your room.
Simple Examples (recommended)
Room dimension are
12 feet by 8 feet, would be 96 sq ft (12x8=96)
11 feet 4 inches by 12 feet 6 inches round both numbers to the next foot. In this example 12 feet x 13 feet would equal 156 sq/ft. (12x13=156)
Industry standard suggest adding 5% to 10% waste and cut out factor. Take the number of sq / ft times 1.05 for 5% and 1.10 for 10%.
Tip: Extra flooring after the job is complete can be a life saver! Take the extra flooring and store it for any repairs, such as water damage and you will ensure you have both a color and product match.