Knowledge & Tips

Wood Flooring may vary in shade.

Samples of wood flooring and the actual wood may vary in shade/color due to batch /lot shipment and sample cuts= If the sample you look at has 3 pieces all cut from the same wood floor plank it could show a consistent color and the wood may have a bit of variation not showing in the actual sample board, this is a statement for any flooring store you shop at .

Measuring for Wood Flooring

If you’re planning to measure your room before buying wood flooring (or any other type of flooring), you’ll need three basic items. The first is a tape measure, the second is a piece of paper and finally a pen. Ideally you should choose a 10 or 20 meter tape measure and if possible recruit a friend to help you as this will make your job much quicker and probably more accurate. If your room is square or rectangular, the job of measuring your room couldn’t be simpler. All you need to is measure the length and width (just to check) and multiply one by the other. So, if, for example your room is 10ft x 10ft you have 100ft of floor. Then you need to work out your waste factor. 10% is the common factor for waste and It is always good to have an extra box for future reference = 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.
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