How many extra boxes of flooring should you buy?

When you are installing residential flooring, it is important to buy enough flooring to complete the job. If you run out of flooring in the middle of the installation, you will have to make a trip to the store, which can be inconvenient and time-consuming. In this blog post, R. Fraser Company in Hudson, NH, will provide you with some guidelines on how many extra boxes of flooring you should purchase for your next hardwood floor installation project.

Get between 5% and 15% more materials

The first reason why you should get more materials is that it is always better to have too much than not enough. If you underestimate the amount of flooring you need, you may end up having to make a trip to the store in the middle of your installation, which can be very inconvenient. To avoid this, we recommend getting between five and 15 percent more flooring than you think you need. This way, you will have enough to complete the job, plus a little extra in case of mistakes or damage.

Consider odd angles and possible cuts

Another reason to get more materials is that you will need to account for odd angles and possible cuts. When you are measuring for your flooring, be sure to include any areas that are not perfectly square. For example, if you have a closet that is L-shaped, you will need to account for the extra space in your measurement.

Talk to an expert for help
If you are unsure about how much flooring you need for your project, the best thing to do is talk to an expert. The team at R. Fraser Company has years of experience with residential flooring installations and can help you figure out how much material you need for your specific project.

Tip: remember to let the material acclimate

One final tip to keep in mind is that you should always let the flooring material acclimate before you install it. This means letting it sit in the room where it will be installed for at least 24 hours so that it can adjust to the temperature and humidity of the space.

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It is always better to have too much flooring than not enough. By following these guidelines, you can be sure that you will have enough flooring to complete your project without any problems. If you need help with residential flooring, be sure to contact the experts at R. Fraser Company. We would be happy to assist you with your next project! Call us today or visit our website for more information!