Installing New Floors In Your Home

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Are you putting in some new flooring and curious about where to begin?  You can easily determine how much flooring and the cost by using these simple steps.

Flooring is sold by the square foot or square yard it is important to know how large the area is that you want to cover is the first step.  It can be difficult to measure rooms that have odd angles. If you have an “L-shaped” room, divide it into 2 rectangles and measure them separately. The length of the rectangle multiplied by the width equals the square footage. For example, a room, or section of a room, that is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide produces this formula: 15 x 12 = 180 square feet. If the flooring you are purchasing is sold by the yard, divide the square feet by 9. So, 180 square feet / 9 = 20 square yards. You will then want to add up the square footage from all the rooms or room sections. That number will be the total square footage being covered. Continue reading →