Measuring your room is the first step in working out how much floor space you’ll need to cover, read our simple how-to below to quickly work out the accurate measurements for your square/rectangle, odd-shaped or round room.

What you’ll need:

  • Tape measure (measure in meters)
  • Note pad & pen
  • Calculator

Measuring a Square or Rectangle Room

This is by far the easiest type of room to measure since you’re only working with 4 walls.

  1. Start by measuring the room’s length – do this by using your tape measure to measure the distance between the two walls that are the furthest apart.
  2. Do the same process for the remaining two walls to give you the room width.
  3. Take the Length and multiply it with the Width to give you the total m² amount. E.g. 5m x 4m = 20m²

Don’t forget to add on wastage by multiplying by 1.1 (10%). We generally recommend 10% wastage, however, it can be more if you’re using herringbone/chevron.

Measuring an Odd-Shaped Room

An Odd-Shaped room refers to any room that has straight walls but has different length walls that create l-shapes or nooks and crannies. However, follow the guide below for a simple method in working out your room area in an odd-shaped room.

  1. Begin by dividing the room into even squares or triangles.
  2. Then, start measuring the length and width of each of those shapes until you have all the measurements for the individual shapes.
  3. Multiply each of the individual shapes’ Lengths and Widths together to work out the m² for those shapes.
  4. Then simply add all of the m² amounts together.

Finally, add on wastage by multiplying the total amount by 1.1 (10%). We generally recommend 10% for wastage, however, it can be more if you’re using herringbone/chevron.

Measuring a Circular Room

Whilst this might seem like an impossible task, measuring a circular room doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re going to show you how to do it below using the diameter of the room.

  1. Start in the centre of the room and measure to the opposite wall to give you the diameter of the round room.
  2. Then, divide that amount (your diameter) by 2 to give you the radius of the room.
  3. With the radius (half of the diameter), multiply this by π (3.14159265) to give you the m².

Don’t forget to add on wastage, and for a circular room this is likely going to be slightly more than a square or rectangle room. Consult with your installer or give our team of experts a call to find out what we would recommend for your installation.