1. Calculate the square foot of the space. Length x Width = Total s/f

10.00 l/f x 12.00 l/f = 120.00 s/f

2. Add an additional 10% -15%, depeding on number of angles in the room, to the total square foot calculated above. This is called a waste factor, and will be required when installing your product. Note that installing a floor at a diagonal will require a 15% wate factor, due to the fact that there will be more angles to cut and thus more wastage. More square footage is required when installing laminate according to a set pattern e.g herringbone. Your salesman or installer should estimate the exact s/f required, when based on an intricate design layout.

120.00 s/f x 10% = 132.00 s/f

3. From here you determine the number of boxes required. e.g. Lets say that the product you have selected is packeged 24.00 s/f per box. Therefore 132.00 s/f divided by 24.00 s/f = 5.5 boxes. However product is sold in full boxes only. Therefore you will order 6 boxes.

4. Next you will calculate the amount of accessories you require.