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Is the flooring in your home starting to look a little tired? Or maybe you just want to refresh your home aesthetic to something more modern? At Frank’s we’re here to help you measure your rooms correctly so you can make the perfect flooring purchase.

Before you start deciding on whether carpet, laminate, vinyl, hardwood or LVT is the best choice for your desired room, you should ideally start by measuring the room. 

You might be wondering where you should even begin, which is why we have put together this simple guide to help you tackle it like an expert.

Measuring a room for flooring isn’t as difficult as you might think but if you would prefer to leave it up to the experts then pop into Frank’s. Choose the flooring you like and we’ll provide you with a complimentary measuring service where we’ll come out and measure your rooms.

What you will need to measure a room 

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Piece of paper
  • Ruler
  • Someone to help you 

How to measure a room for flooring

Let’s make a start! Begin by drawing a floor plan of the room you need measurements for, ensuring you note down any doorways, windows and things like fireplaces, fitted cupboards and alcoves.

But for now, only record actual measurements because extra allowances can be added later.

Using your tape measure, measure the width of the widest part of the room. Then, at a few different points, measure across the room because walls may be a little uneven, especially in older properties. Note down these measurements onto your plan.

If you can ask someone to help you hold the tape measure straight, this will make things much easier. Guaranteed!

Don’t forget to make sure you measure all the way into any doorway and also measure the widths of doorways, ensuring that you record all these measurements on your plan. Measure drop backs, as well as split levels or steps and jot these down too.

Once you have recorded all the essential measurements, take your plan into your local Frank’s and allow our helpful team of flooring experts to find the perfect flooring and give you an accurate quote. 

Things to consider when measuring a room for flooring 

To make sure the quote we give you is as accurate as possible, it is helpful for us to know as much information as possible about the rooms of several rooms you are measuring. 

No matter what type of flooring you wish to install in your home, bring us a picture in-store of the room as well as your measurements so we can really see what we’re working with.

We might ask you what type of room it is and how you use it, so we can determine what type of flooring is most suitable. Then it’s also good to know about the sizes and lengths of windows and doors in the room and where they are located.

Other things we might need to know is if there is any built-in furniture in the room to work around and what is under the floor you are replacing. After all, the condition of the subfloor can affect the performance of new flooring. 

So, pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect flooring for your home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!