Measuring & Calculating For Laminate Flooring
Before going shopping online, or offline for a new laminate floor it helps to estimate how much laminate flooring you will actually need for your areas you want to cover. Here is a simple way to estimate the total square footage of plank flooring you will need.
Note: Laminate flooring is sold in full cartons only. So you will need to know how many square feet are in a carton of flooring. Then divide your total square footage by the square feet per carton and round up to the nearest carton.
(Total Square Feet of Area / Square Feet per Carton = Number of Cartons (rounded up to the nearest integer to get full carton)
(Number of Cartons * Square Feet per Carton = Total Sqaure Feet you are actually buying)
For laminate flooring you will also need to use the total square footage to help estimate the amount of plastic film or vapor barrier is required to be installed underneath your flooring.
If you have an iPhone or iPad go to the iTunes App store and download the Flooring Calculator Lite. It is a free, slick little application that will help you compute your square footages and estimated cost for material.