How Much Flooring Do I Need?

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If you’re ready to upgrade a room or rooms in your home, you probably need to know how much flooring you need. Knowing how much flooring your project will require will help you determine a required cost to stay within budget. It can be hard to measure the flooring you need by yourself without the help of a professional, however. That’s where we can help! At Flooring By Design we provide free in-home consultations to help you determine the scope of your project.

If you’re interested in learning more about the cost of different flooring options or would like to speak with a member of our team about free estimates, call us at 919-477-9849 or contact us online. Want to give it a shot yourself? Read on!


How Do I Calculate How Much Flooring I Need?


Start by determining the square footage for the room or rooms you’re interested in upgrading. Multiply the width by the length, and voila! There you have it. Add two inches for doorways and up to ten percent extra for matching up seams or patterns.

Hardwood flooring should be calculated as noted above, but with a ten to fifteen percent increase to account for matching variations in color and grain.

Does your room have awkward angles or corners that will require additional cuts to the flooring material? If so, it may be best to work with a professional to determine how much flooring is needed to successfully complete the job. Contact our team for a more precise estimate.


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How Much Will New Flooring Cost?


If you decide to install new hardwoods, you can expect the cost to be much higher than if you go with carpet or laminate. However, there are so many different varieties of flooring in each category; carpet costs can range significantly based on the cut, style, pattern, and brand. The same goes for vinyl, ceramic, hardwood, and laminate.

Due to the many factors involved in flooring installation, we can’t give an accurate estimate without knowing more about your unique situation first. That’s why we’re proud to offer free estimates! If you’re interested in having a member of our team work with you to determine cost, contact us today.


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Trust Flooring by Design for Your Flooring Needs


If you’re ready to give your home or office the upgrade it deserves, we’re ready to help. We are proud to offer a large variety of materials, including carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and tile. We can also work with you on hardwood repairs or refinishing, carpet maintenance, and ceramic repairs.

Flooring by Design is locally owned and operated, so your dollar stays in your community when you work with our team of fully licensed and certified professionals.

Visit us in our Holly Springs or Durham flooring store to browse our selection, and feel free to bring any paint or material swatches with you to make sure you choose a flooring option that will fit in seamlessly! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 919-477-9849 or drop us a note online.


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