How much flooring do I need?
Before you drive to Hometowne Building Supply to buy your flooring, you have to estimate how much material you actually need. You can do it in the following way:
Measure the room that you're going to install the floor in. We recommend measuring the length and width and rounding them up to the nearest inch. Make sure to always consider the widest point of the room, even if the walls are not perfectly straight.
Multiply the width by the length of the room to obtain the square footage. If your room is not rectangular, but has a more irregular shape, you could try determining its area with our trapezoid calculator.
Once you know the area of the room, you're good to go - this is the square footage of flooring materials you have to buy. If you want to cover the floor with square elements, the GCF calculator can be helpful if you are interested what the biggest possible size of a single tile is.
If you're willing to put a bit more effort into the calculations, consider how much additional material to buy to account for waste during installation (for example to ensure that the patterns match on all pieces of flooring). We recommend adding 5-10% of the total area for that purpose.
Locally owned and operated since 1922, Hometowne Building Supply has served Kingsford, MI, for nearly 100 years. Hometowne Building Supply offers everything you need from the foundation through the roof, with a reputation for quality and service. We proudly serve and support our community by providing the best quality products at the best value.
Located in the western portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Hometowne Building Supply serves Kingsford, MI, and the surrounding counties of Marinette, Florence, Delta, Marquette and Menominee, as well as all of Dickinson County and Iron County. Both northern Michigan and Wisconsin homeowners know Hometowne Building Supply is the most complete building provider in the area!