Our flooring is generally sold in metres squared (m2) so you will need to measure your room in this way to know what quantity of flooring you will need.
See below for our easy to follow guide on how to measure your room.
Please note: Some measure guides on other websites will explain how to calculate the wastage. You do not need to calculate the wastage as on our website as there is a built-in calculator which will add in the wastage for you once you input your room measurements.
To Start: Roughly sketch the shape of the room you are measuring. Make sure you include any doorways as you will need to take your measurements from halfway into the door frame. Record your measurements on your drawing.
If your room is rectangular or square, use your measuring tape to take measurements of the length and width of the room and multiply them together.
For example: If your room is 6m long and 4m wide, the area will be 24 square metres because 6m x 4m = 24m2
For rooms that aren’t a simple square or rectangle for example ones with bay windows or alcoves simply take measurements of the longest and widest parts of the room and multiply them by each other.
If your room isn’t rectangular, we recommend splitting it into rectangular sections. Multiply the width and length of each rectangle together to find the area. Then, add the areas of each rectangle together to find the total area. If you have an L shaped room, for example, this can be split into 2 rectangles.
And if you’ve got a complicated room, this method still works. Simply split the room into as many rectangles as needed. Multiply the length and width of each rectangle to find the areas, then add them all together to find the total area. (Remember to jot down the measurements as you go along!).
Please note: Some measure guides on other websites will explain how to calculate the wastage. You do not need to calculate the wastage as our website has a built-in calculator which will add in the wastage for you once you input your room measurements.