This guide has been produced to enable you to measure a room for your chosen floorcovering and should not be considered an installation guide.
For your calculation you will need paper, a pen or pencil, tape measure, calculator and information on the width/sizes available in your chosen products.
When measuring your rooms you should always ensure that you keep the flooring running in the same direction to maintain texture, pattern and colour consistency. If you change the direction then the pattern, texture and the pile of the carpet will reflect light differently.
You will need to measure your room at the widest point taking into account any bay windows and door entrances as below. Once you have these measurements you need to add 10cm on all sides to allow for cutting in during your installation.
When you have the room width you need to check that it is less than the width of the Vinyl you are buying to avoid any joins, for instance if your room width is 4.4m wide and the Vinyl you are buying is available in 4m and 5m widths then you can buy the 5m wide product. If the Vinyl is only 4m wide then you will need to buy either the length of the room by the width twice and use the second piece as a filler to give you your 4.4m width or if you are fitting another room you may find that you have wastage from this room that can be utilized as the filler.
1 yard = 0.9144 metres
1 foot = 0.3048 metres
1 inches = 0.0254 metres
1 centimetres = 0.01 metres
1 millimetres = 0.001 metres
1 square yard = 0.83612736 square metres
1 square foot = 0.09290304 square metres