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How to measure my room for bamboo flooring?

When you are buying a new bamboo floor, you will need to know how much flooring to purchase.  Here are some top tips for measuring your room:

 

Top tips on measuring your room for bamboo flooring

  1. Always measure correctly and accurately using a tape measure or laser measuring tool.
  2. Draw out a rough sketch of the perimeter of your room, and then write the measurements on the corresponding side.
  3. Measure your room in meters, as this is how the bamboo flooring will be bought.
  4. Most importantly, double check any calculations using a calculator.
  5. Always remember to add on 5% to accommodate for natural wastage from the off cuts of planks.
  6. Finally, if you are any doubt about your measurements or calculations, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

 

Things you will need when measuring your room

  • A tape measure or laser measuring tool.
  • A pen/pencil and paper to draw you room and write down the measurements.
  • A calculator to work out the area of the room.

 

Below, we have given examples of two different shapes of rooms, and how to measure them for bamboo flooring.

 

How to measure a square or rectangular shaped room

  1. Draw the shape of your room
  2. Measure the length of the room (4 metres) and write it on your drawing
  3. Measure the width of the room (3 metres) and write it on your drawing
  4. Use your calculator to multiply the length by the width (4m x 3m = 12m²). This shows that the area of your room is 12 square metres.
  5. Add on the additional 5% for wastage (12m² x 1.05 = 12.6m²)
  6. You will need to order at least 12.6m² of bamboo flooring.

 

 

How to measure a more complex shaped room

  1. Draw the shape of your room
  2. Spilt the room into 2 or more manageable sections
  3. Start with one section and measure the length of the section (4 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  4. Now measure the width of the same section (1.5 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  5. Calculate the area of this section (4m x 1.5m = 6m²). The area of this section is 6 m² - write this on your drawing.
  6. Now look at the next section. Measure the length of this section (2 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  7. Next, measure the width of the same section (1.5 metres) and write it on your drawing.
  8. Calculate the area of this section (2m x 1.5m = 3m²). The area of this section is 3m² - write this on your drawing.
  9. Add the two sections together (6m² + 3m² = 9m²). This is the total area of your room.
  10. Now, don’t forget to add on the additional 5% for wastage (9m² x 1.05 = 9.45m²)
  11. You will need to order at least 9.45m² of bamboo flooring.

 

Now take a look at some of our bamboo floors and matching accessories!