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Hardwood Flooring Calculator

Spike's Calculators

This calculator can be used for any type of flooring that comes in planks such as hardwood, engineered wood, laminate, vinyl, and cork flooring.

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Room Length A ft inch
Room Length B ft inch
Exposed Face in. N
D
Square Feet/ Carton ft ²
Waste %

Results:

Square Footage of Room ft²
Amount of Planks to Cover Floor lineal feet
# Of Full Rows Across Floor #
Flooring needed cartons
Waste Adds cartons
Amount of Cartons Needed cartons

The Calculation

  1. Enter length A of the room. (feet+inches) Note: flooring runs perpendicular to the length A of the room
  2. Enter the length B of the room. (feet+inches)
  3. Enter the exposed face of the plank. (inches)
  4. Enter the square footage a carton of flooring covers (sq. ft. /carton)
  5. Enter a waste factor. (percentage)

Results:

  1. Square Footage of Room: the calculation for flooring needed allows for 1/2" expansion gap around the room
  2. Amount of Planks to Cover Floor: The amount of flooring needed in lineal feet to cover the floor.
  3. # Of Full Rows Across Floor: # of rows with full width planks from end to end.

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