How Much Wastage Should I Allow For My Oak Flooring?

5th Feb 2013 @ 17:03

When ordering your oak flooring, it is not only important to correctly measure your room but also to allow for enough wastage. Even if you have hired a professional to lay your oak floor, it is still hugely important that you allow for wastage.

To correctly calculate how much oak flooring your going to need, you will first need to measure up your room. For simple square or rectangular shaped rooms, calculating how much oak flooring is needed couldn’t be easier. Simply measure the length and the width of the room, and multiply them together. The figure from this calculation will leave you with the area of the room in square metres. For example, a room with a length of 6 metres and a width of 4 metres will require 24m2 of oak flooring.

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For more unusually shaped rooms, you should try to split up the room into square or rectangular sections. The individual area of each of these sections should be worked out, and then added together to leave with the complete area of your room.

Once you have calculated the area of your room, the final task before ordering your floor is to allow for wastage. To ensure you do not encounter any problems, we always recommend around an extra 10% of flooring to account for wastage. So for a room which has an area of 24m2, an extra 2.4m2 should be added, meaning 26.4m2 should be ordered in total.

If you would like any further help on how much oak flooring you will need, then please give us a call on 01538 304584.

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