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##### Asked by: Dilia Marschalck

hobbies and interests woodworking# How do I work out how much flooring I need?

Last Updated: 28th April, 2020

**need**enough

**flooring**for144square feet (12×12=144).

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Beside this, how do I calculate how much vinyl flooring I need?

**To determine** a **floor's**squarefootage,multiply length times width. When measuring, roundoffinches tothe nearest foot. For irregularly shaped**floors**,divide theminto individual sections, **calculate**the squarefeet in eachone, and then add them together.

Similarly, how much extra flooring do I need? The general rule is to add 10% for installationswithlessthan 1,000 square feet of material and 7% forinstallationsrequiringmore than 1,000 square feet. The recommendallowance forwaste can goas high as 15% for products installed ona diagonal orlower gradehardwood products.

Similarly one may ask, how many boxes of laminate do I need?

Determine the number of **boxes**you**need**before ordering your **laminate** flooring.Each**box** offlooring **should** include a notation of thetotalsquarefootage it covers. One **box** of flooring may cover30squarefeet. Divide this number into the total square footage oftheareayou plan to cover.

How much does it cost to install vinyl flooring per square foot?

Sheet linoleum **costs** about $4 **per sq.ft**.to**install** while sheet **vinyl costs**around$3/sf.**Installing** luxury **vinyl** tiles (LVT) orplanks(LVP)**costs** considerably more, hovering at $7 **persq.ft**..Linoleum **tile** averages just under $5.50**persquarefoot**, including **installation**.