Asked on Oct 13, 2017

How do I measure for a kitchen floor

FlipturnDeanna NassarLandsharkinnc


4 answers
  • Jean
    on Oct 13, 2017

    for tiles or planks? measure the whole room, and add 10% because we're human. if you're working around the cabinets? you can subtract the area the stand on, but b
    for sheet goods? same thing, but you will also want to use graph paper to lay out where the cabinets are.

  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 13, 2017

    the width x the length = square footage -- and for removable appliances - refrigerator, stove, be sure to include their 'foot print'
  • Deanna Nassar
    on Oct 13, 2017

    For area measure floor from one side to opposite side, then do the same for other 2 walls. Multiply one measure by the other to get square feet. If room is 10' 6" use 11' by 12' 2" use 13. 11X13 =143 square feet to be covered. Even if you have an island in middle go with the extra. Leftover tiles can always be put to use in other places like covering a table.
    If room has quarterround you may want to remove it and replace when you finish. It can help hide those minor imperfections along the edge of walls. Clean floor to be sure all dust is gone. If you damp mop be sure surface is completely dry before working. Start in one corner and work side to side until you need to cut tiles for edges. Save the edges for last.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 13, 2017

    If there are any floor vents or transition areas then make sure you purchase more flooring than exactly what they measurements are.

    Not to discount anyone's ability in installation, but it is natural to have some breakage and miscut pieces. Make sure to allow for this in your measuring.
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