Hardwood Flooring in Portland, OR from Paulson's Floor Coverings - PFC

How much hardwood flooring do you need for a house renovation?

Before diving into calculations, it's crucial to assess the space where you'll be installing the hardwood flooring. Begin by identifying all the rooms and areas that will be covered. Include hallways, closets, and other small spaces that might be easy to overlook. At Paulson's Floor Coverings, our experts recommend creating a detailed floor plan to ensure you don't miss any areas.

Measuring your rooms

Accurate measurements are key to determining how much hardwood flooring you need. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you measure your rooms:

  1. Measure the length and width: Use a tape measure to record the length and width of each room. Make sure to measure in feet for consistency.
  2. Calculate the area: Multiply the length by the width to get the square footage of each room. For example, if your living room is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide, the area would be 180 square feet (15 x 12 = 180).
  3. Add all areas together: Add up the square footage of all the rooms and areas where you plan to install hardwood flooring.

Accounting for waste and cuts

When installing hardwood flooring, it's essential to account for waste and cuts. This ensures you have enough material to cover any mistakes or irregular cuts. At Paulson's Floor Coverings, we recommend adding an extra 10% to 15% to your total square footage. This buffer helps cover any unexpected issues during installation.

Considering the layout and pattern

The layout and pattern of your hardwood flooring can also affect the amount you need. Different installation patterns, such as herringbone or diagonal, may require more material compared to a traditional straight lay. Discuss your desired layout with our experts at Paulson's Floor Coverings to get an accurate estimate of how much additional flooring you might need.

Ordering your hardwood flooring

Once you've calculated the total square footage, including the extra percentage for waste and cuts, it's time to place your order. At Paulson's Floor Coverings, we offer a wide variety of hardwood flooring options to suit your style and budget. Our experienced team can help you choose the right type and finish to complement your home renovation.

Professional installation services

While DIY installation is an option, professional installation ensures your hardwood flooring is installed correctly and efficiently. Our team at Paulson's Floor Coverings has the expertise and experience to handle installations of all sizes, ensuring a flawless finish that will last for years to come.

Visit Paulson's Floor Coverings today

With showrooms in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, Paulson's Floor Coverings has been serving the community for over 100 years. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction has made us a trusted name in the flooring industry. Visit us today to explore our extensive selection of hardwood flooring and get expert advice on your home renovation project. Let us help you transform your home with beautiful, durable hardwood flooring.