When it comes to flooring, getting the measurements right is the first and most crucial step. At Norman's Floorcovering, we're dedicated to helping you through every phase of your flooring journey. Here's a simple guide to measuring your floor with precision, ensuring you get the right amount of material for your project.
Step 1: Gather Your Tools
You'll need a tape measure, a notepad or graph paper, a pencil, and possibly a calculator. These tools will help you get an accurate and clear picture of your floor's dimensions.
Step 2: Measure the Length and Width
Measure the length and width of the room at its widest points. Record these measurements in feet and inches. If the room has alcoves or irregularities, make sure to measure those separately.
Step 3: Calculate the Square Footage
Multiply the length by the width to get the square footage. If your room has an irregular shape, break it down into smaller rectangular or square sections, calculate each one's square footage, and then add them together.
Step 4: Add a Buffer
It's wise to add about 10% extra to your measurements. This buffer accounts for cuts, mistakes, and future repairs.
Step 5: Consider Doorways and Fixed Objects
Take note of doors, built-in furniture, and other permanent fixtures. Knowing where these are helps in choosing the flooring direction and planning the installation.
Step 6: Seek Professional Assistance if Needed
If measuring your floor seems daunting, Norman's Floorcovering is here to help. Our experts can visit your home and take accurate measurements, ensuring you purchase the right amount of flooring material.
Measuring your floor doesn't have to be a complicated task. With these steps, you'll be on your way to a successful flooring project, whether you're laying carpet, hardwood, tile, or laminate.
At Norman's Floorcovering, we're committed to quality, precision, and customer satisfaction. Visit our store or give us a call, and let's make your flooring dreams a reality!