Q: How much of each width flooring is needed for 1000 sf of 3, 5, and 7 inch?
Needing to get order flooring for our cabin in Tahoe. Help needed to measure how much I need for each width of flooring.
A: Mixed Width Flooring Measurement Calculation
Simple calculation is needed:
1) Add the total number of widths (3 + 5 + 7 = 15)
2) Take the total SF needed and divide that by total number of width in inches (1000 ÷ 15 = 66.66)
3) Take the 66.66 and multiply that by each width separately (66.66 x 3 = 199.98), (66.66 x 5 = 333.3), (66.66 x 7 = 466.62). Remember to always round up or down the number; 200, 333, 467. Add these numbers together and you will get 1000 SF.
4) Always think about buying an extra 10% of each width if possible. Most people like the look of longer planks and adjusting this overage will allow your flooring installer to give you the longest lengths of each width for your floor.
Hope this helps.
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