Spike's Calculators

# Hardwood Flooring Calculator

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

### Flooring Calculator

Room Length A ft in n
d
Room Length B ft in
Expansion Gap n
d
Exposed Face in n
d
Square Feet/ Carton ft ²
Waste %

#### Results:

 Square Footage of Room ft² Planks to Cover Floor lineal feet # Of Full Rows in Flooring # Starting Row Plank Width in 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 expansion gap (fraction of an inch)
5. enter the square footage a carton of flooring covers (sq. ft. /carton)
6. 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.
4. the width of the first plank (based on Length A - twice the expansion gap * full rows )
5. number of cartons needed
6. the amount of cartons a waste % adds
7. total amount of cartons needed including waste %