How do you measure your room before an upgrade?

Here is how you can measure your room before any upgrade

Are you planning to upgrade your rooms or customise it into your own style? Either way whatever you are planning to do you will need to measure the room so you know what size flooring you will require to purchase. It isn’t as easy as you think when it comes to measuring your rooms. You need to take into consideration how to measure your flooring properly else you could end up having the wrong sized carpet.

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If your room is square or rectangular, the job of measuring your room couldn’t be simpler.  All you need to do if it’s square is measure the length and breadth (just to check) and multiply one by the other.  So, if, for example your room is 10m x 10m, you have 100m2 of floor.  If your room is rectangular, again measure the length and the breadth and multiply one by the other.  So, a room which is 8m long and 12 m wide is 96m2.

For a room shaped like this:

You need to multiply 12m x 8m = 96m2

Then you need to work out your waste factor of 8% ie.  96m2 x 8% = 7.70m2

So the total flooring you need to order is 96m2 + 7.70m2 = 103.70m2

If you decide to measure your room and it’s not a regular shape, this is where things gets slightly more complicated.  For example, if you have an L-shaped room you should try to create a rough sketch of the floor layout.  Once you’ve done that, identify places where you can split the room into nice, clearly identifiable squares or rectangles.  In order to illustrate, in an L-shaped room for example, you should be able to create either two rectangles or perhaps a rectangle and a square, each of which you can measure in the same way as described above and then add the two measurements together to give you the total surface of your room.


Author: Jonathan Sapir

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