It’s bathroom month on the blog this month. While I wait for my ensuite to be finished, I thought I should share with you some of the how to’s as well as our expert tips and tricks. Today we begin that with sharing how to calculate floor space.
How To Calculate Floor Space
Calculating floor space is super easy when you have a square or rectangle room. It can be a little more challenging when your room is an odd shape like our ensuite though, so I thought I would give you the sum for the easy room, and then take you through how we calculated the floor space for our odd shaped room as well.
In a square or rectangle room the sum is simply length x width. Let’s look at the example below…
In the example above, a square the walls are 10mL x 10mW, therefor the sum would be 10m x 10m = 100m2.
In this rectangle room, the sum would be much the same 5m width x 10m length, or 5m x 10m = 50m2
Naturally our ensuite is not a square or a rectangle, its an L shape, which is actually just as easy to measure. The trick is to break it up into 2 separate shapes and calculate 2 different measurements and then add them together.
So for our ensuite above, we are looking at 2 rectangles. First the larger space, 10m length x 5m width or 10m x 5m = 50m2 and then calculation two, 4m length x 5m width or 4m x 5m = 20m2. After making the two calculations, add them both together for the total floor space of the room, in this case, 50m2 + 20m2 = 70m2.
As long as you can read a tape measure, you are ready to calculate the floor space in any given room. Just remember if you are calculating to order tiles, you will need to allow for waste, be sure to check with a tiling professional to find out how much extra to order.
How did you go with Maths at school? Which subject was your strong point? Have you had to order flooring for your home?