Sheet Vinyl Flooring Calculator
Installing new sheet vinyl flooring spruces up a home, adds resale value and helps the space make a great first impression on guests. When you're getting ready to install new vinyl flooring, it's beneficial to have a budget in place. One of the most important aspects in determining how much your new vinyl flooring will cost is the amount of flooring needed. A sheet vinyl flooring calculator will help you accurately estimate the amount of flooring needed for your next do-it-yourself project.
The first step in determining how much sheet vinyl flooring you need is to get an estimate on the size of the room where the flooring will be installed. To do this, you will need a tape measure or the floor-plans of your home. If you are using a tape measure, measure the length of the room and multiply it by the width of the room to get the room's square footage. If you have your home's floor plans, refer to them to get the length and width of the room where the vinyl flooring is to be installed.
Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of widths. Once you have decided on a product, you will need to find its specs, including width. Knowing the product's width will help you in converting the square footage of your room into the dimensions in which the flooring product is sold.
Square footage to square yardage
Most sheet vinyl flooring is sold by the square yard. One square yard is equivalent to nine square feet. As an example, if the flooring you want to purchase is sold in a two-yard width, and the room where it will be installed is 10 feet long by 18 feet wide, you will need 180 square feet of flooring. This is equivalent to 20 square yards. For a product that is two square yards wide, you will need 20 divided by two, or 10 linear yards of flooring. Allow a 20-percent overage when purchasing flooring to account for irregular shapes in a room and for matching up seams if the flooring is patterned.
To simplify the process of estimating the amount of flooring you need, you can use an online vinyl flooring calculator. All you will have to do is enter your room dimensions, and the online calculator will provide you with guidance for how much square yardage of flooring is needed to complete the project.