Laminate Flooring - An Easy Guide on How to Measure your Room

 


Article by: Jason Ashby

Laminate Flooring is becoming increasingly popular and the question I keep getting asked time and time again 'How do I measure for Laminate , Wood Pellet Stoves - The future is heating up Flooring'. Because of the amount of times I get e-mails and phone calls , Finding the Right Contractor asking this question I thought it would be best to write an article regarding it.

Where do I start?

Right let us start at the beginning. The first thing you need to do is find out how much laminate , Flooring Shopping Traps flooring you are going to need. To do this you will need to measure the width of your room , Thinking About Buying Ornate Tin Ceiling Tiles? and also the length of your room , Managing Your Winter Heating Costs in feet. Write these figures down then multiply them both together. This will then give you the size of your room , Memory foam and latex foam mattresses - wake up feeling brand new in square feet. You will then need to add 10% for wastage.

Example:

Width 20 ft x Length 20 ft = 400 sf + 10% = 440 sf.

So you will need 440 sf of flooring. , The most important decision you will ever make in roofing your home

Now you need to find out how many packs you require. If the laminate , Beds and Bedding Tips for Online Shoppers flooring you have chosen comes in packs of say 19 sf then just divide you room , Thinking About Buying Ornate Tin Ceiling Tiles? size by this number.

Example

440 sf / 19 sf = 23.15 packs.

Rounded up to the next pack means you will need 24 packs of flooring. , Working With Building Inspectors

You will also need to do this for the amount of underlay required.

What else will you need?

If you are laying the laminate , Working With Building Inspectors flooring over a concrete , Finding the Right Contractor sub-floor then you will also need to purchase a Damp Proof Membrane (D.P.M.). Most leading brands now have underlay that includes a built in D.P.M. This is worth purchasing as it saves , Do you need new cabinet hardware? time and money.

Doorways.

For doorways you will need one of the following transition profiles.

End Cap - This is used in doorways that meet carpet, , Decorate Your Home At Low Cost ceramic or stone tiles. , Do you need new cabinet hardware? It can also be used to finish off the flooring , Working With Building Inspectors against things like a sliding glass door. , Planning Permission Tips UK - Conservatories - Dispelling a Myth

Reducer - You use this when there is a difference in height between the laminate , Getting Rid of Runoff Water flooring and the floor , Beds and Bedding Tips for Online Shoppers covering you are meeting up with like linoleum or vinyl

T Moulding - This is needed in doorways where laminate , Working With Building Inspectors meets laminate. , Ceiling Fans for Your Bedrooms Or for anytime a hard surface is within 1/8 inch. of being the same height as the laminate, , Power Tools Tips for Do It Yourself Home Improvements you will can use a T moulding.

Finishing of around the perimeter of the room. , Mr. & Mrs. DIY - Through the Thick and Thin of Building a Concrete Countertop

With Laminate , Wood Pellet Stoves - The future is heating up Flooring you have to leave an expansion gap, of around 10mm, anywhere the flooring , Home Office: Identifying Your Needs meets a wall. , Basement Waterproofing - Get Ready For Rain There are two ways of hiding this expansion gap.

One way is to replace your skirting boards, this way the new skirting fits over the expansion gap. This of course adds more cost and time to your project.

The second, cheaper and quicker way is to cover the expansion gap with beading/Scotia. This fits up against the skirting boards covering the expansion gap. Most brands offer beading that matches the colour , Basement Waterproofing - Get Ready For Rain of your laminate , Pool Decks – Add Ambiance to Your Above Ground Pool flooring.

To measure for this simply measure all around the perimeter of you room, , Ordering Parts For Your Plumbing Through The Mail where you are going to need beading. You will again need to add 10% for wastage. Once you have this figure you will then need to divide it by the length of the beading, they usually come in lengths of 8ft.

You will also need to purchase a fitting kit. This usually comprises of a tapping block, pull bar and spacers.

Ok now we know how to , Whole House Air Purifier: Is a Central System Better than Room Air Purifiers? measure for laminate , Wood Pellet Stoves - The future is heating up flooring here is a measuring format for you to fill in. You can print this out to make it easier for you.

Flooring Required.

Width _____ft x Length _____ft = ______sf + 10% = _____sf (A)

Divide (A) by pack size = _____ packs required.

Divide (A) by Underlay roll size = _____ Rolls of underlay required.

How many doorways

End Caps ____ Reducer____ T Moulding____

Beading

Perimeter _____ft + 10% = _____ft

Divided by beading length = ____ft lengths beading required
My name is Jason Ashby and i have 21 years experiance in the flooring , Granite counter tops Part.I trade. First starting out as a flooring , Thinking About Buying Ornate Tin Ceiling Tiles? installer then progressing into training people in all aspects of flooring. , Home Improvement: Awnings For Your Home I also run an online , Concrete Mixers - Types of Concrete Mixers UK store selling laminate flooring products. , Basement Waterproofing - Get Ready For Rain For more informtion regarding laminate , The Benefits Of A Hepa Air Filter or wooden flooring , Shopping For The Right Mattress please visit http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/laminate-flooring-information.htm.

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