Hardwood Flooring in Twinsburg, OH from Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center

Determining How Much Hardwood Flooring You Need for a House Renovation

When embarking on a house renovation, one of the most significant decisions you'll make is choosing the right flooring. At Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center, we understand the importance of selecting the perfect hardwood flooring for your home. Established in 1974, we've proudly served the Twinsburg, OH area for over 48 years, offering expert advice and high-quality flooring solutions. Here's a guide to help you determine how much hardwood flooring you may need for your renovation project.

Measure Your Space Accurately

The first step in determining how much hardwood flooring you'll need is to measure the space accurately. Use a tape measure to record the length and width of each room where you plan to install hardwood flooring. Multiply these two numbers to get the square footage of each room. If your space has irregular shapes, break it down into smaller sections, measure each one separately, and then add the totals together.


If your living room is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide, the calculation would be:

15 ft×12 ft=180 sq ft

15ft×12ft=180sq ft

Consider Waste and Extra Material

It's essential to account for waste and extra material when purchasing hardwood flooring. During installation, some boards may need to be cut to fit, which can result in waste. Additionally, it's wise to have extra material on hand for future repairs or replacements. We recommend adding 10% to your total square footage to cover waste and additional needs.


For a total of 180 square feet, you would add 10% for waste:

180 sq ft×1.10=198 sq ft

180sq ft×1.10=198sq ft

Factor in Different Room Types

Different rooms may require different types of hardwood flooring based on foot traffic, exposure to moisture, and other factors. For high-traffic areas like hallways and living rooms, consider more durable hardwood options. For kitchens and bathrooms, look for hardwood with higher moisture resistance. Our team at Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center can help you choose the best type of hardwood for each room in your home.

Calculate Total Flooring Needed

Once you have the measurements for each room and have added the extra percentage for waste, sum the totals to get the overall amount of hardwood flooring you need. This comprehensive approach ensures that you won't run short during installation and that you'll have a consistent look throughout your home.


If you have three rooms to renovate with the following square footage:

  • Living Room: 198 sq ft
  • Bedroom: 150 sq ft
  • Hallway: 100 sq ft

Your total would be:

198 sq ft+150 sq ft+100 sq ft=448 sq ft

198sq ft+150sq ft+100sq ft=448sq ft

Trust the Experts at Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center

Renovating your home is an exciting journey, and selecting the right amount of hardwood flooring is crucial for a seamless installation. At Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center, we bring decades of experience to help you through every step of the process. With our extensive selection of hardwood flooring and expert guidance, your renovation project will be in the best hands. Visit our showroom in Twinsburg, OH, to explore our flooring options and get personalized assistance from our knowledgeable staff. Trust Carpet Country Flooring & Design Center, with over 48 years of experience serving the Twinsburg, OH area, to provide you with the best flooring solutions for your home renovation project.