__Measuring for hardwood and laminate flooring__

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__1.Calculate the square foot of the space. Length x Width = Total s/f

10.00 l/f x 12.00
l/f = 120.00 s/f

10.00 l/f x 12.00
l/f = 120.00 s/f

2.Add an additional 10% -15%, depeding on number of angles in the room, to
the total square foot calculated above. This is called a waste factor, and
will be required when installing your product. Note that installing a floor
at a diagonal will require a 15% wate factor, due to the fact that there will
be more angles to cut and thus more wastage. More square footage is required
when installing laminate according to a set pattern e.g herringbone. Your salesman
or installer should estimate the exact s/f required, when based on an intricate
design layout.

120.00 s/f x 10% = 132.00 s/f

3.From here you determine the number of boxes required.
e.g. Lets say that the product you have selected is packeged 24.00 s/f per
box. Therefore 132.00 s/f divided by 24.00 s/f = 5.5 boxes. However product
is sold in full boxes only. Therefore you will order 6 boxes.

4.Next you will calculate the amount of accessories you require.

**Underlayments and adhesives**

Here, use the square foot measurement calculated above, excluding the waste
factors.

See manufacturers specifications with regards to the correct adhesive to use.
See the side of the adhesive package for s/f spread rate of the adhesive, then
divide the total square footage by the s/f spread rate of the adhesive and
round uup to the next full container. e.g total s/f of area to be covered =
500s/f. Spread rate of recomended adhesive is 175s/f per bucket. Therefore
500/175 =2.86. therefore you require 3 buckets of adhesive.

Underlayments are sold in rolls ranging from 100s/f to 1000s/f. Most rolls
come in widths ranging from 3' to 6'. To calculate number of rolls required,
take total s/f of area and divide by the s/f per roll. e.g total s/f of area
to be covered = 500s/f. Roll of underlayment = 200s/f. Threfore 500/200 = 2.5
rolls. Therefore you require 3 rolls.

**Trims and moldings**

These measurements are calculated in linear feet. Trims and moldings are sold
per piece. Always round up the nearest piece.