Help and Advice
How to measure a room
If you want an idea of how much your new flooring might cost then it is helpful to have room measurements with you when you come in to our shop.
Here is a quick guide to help you with initial estimates. Don't worry, we will want to do an exact measurement before you place your order.
Measure width (1) x length (2)
Measure the maximum width and length at the room's widest points.
Measure any indentations (3 and 4)
If the room is not a regular shape, make sure to measure any indentations too, e.g. fireplace, bay window etc.
Measure to the 'back' of the door frame (5)
Remember to allow enough flooring to be fitted under the door threshold!
Multiply the width measurement by the length measurement to give you an idea of the total square metres required (flooring prices are usually per square metre), e.g. 2m x 4m = 8m². To work out an approximate price take the flooring square metre price e.g. £40.00 and multiply it by your total square metres: £40.00 x 8m² = £320.00.
- This is only a guide – We will usually want to be able to see the space and measure for ourselves.
- Underlay costs need to be added in too.