Calculate the amount of flooring and materials you need for your project with this Home Depot flooring calculator tool.

## How to Use the Flooring Calculator

To use the flooring calculator:

- Enter the
**Length**and**Width**of the area you wish to cover in feet. - Provide the
**Cost per Square Foot**of the chosen flooring material. - Specify the anticipated
**Wastage percentage**due to cuts and mistakes during installation. - If applicable, add any
**Discount percentage**you may receive. - Optionally, include the
**Installation Fee**. - Click
**Calculate**to get the total cost of flooring your area.

## Explanation of the Calculation

The calculator computes the total cost as follows:

- Area = Length x Width (in square feet)
- Adjusted Area = Area + (Wastage percentage of Area)
- Total Material Cost = Adjusted Area x Cost per Square Foot
- Discount Amount = (Discount / 100) x Total Material Cost
- Total Cost = (Total Material Cost – Discount Amount) + Installation Fee

The result will give you a comprehensive estimate of the total cost to floor the specified area, including material costs, installation fees, and after applying the wastage and discount percentages.

## Limitations

Please note the following limitations:

- The calculator assumes rectangular areas only.
- Percentage inputs should be provided as whole numbers without ‘%’ sign.
- The final result is an estimate; actual costs might differ.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculating Square Footage

Enter the length and width of your room to easily calculate the square footage needed for flooring. This helps you accurately estimate how much flooring material to purchase without any guesswork.

### Choosing the Flooring Material

Select the type of flooring you want to install, such as hardwood, laminate, or tile. The calculator will provide you with the total cost based on the material selected and square footage calculated earlier, allowing you to stay within your budget.

### Comparing Prices

Explore different flooring options with varying prices per square foot to find the best fit for your project. The calculator lets you compare prices side by side, ensuring you make an informed decision based on your budget and preferences.

### Accounting for Wastage

Account for wastage due to cutting and shaping pieces during installation by adjusting the estimated square footage in the calculator. This feature helps you avoid purchasing insufficient flooring material for your project, saving you time and money in the long run.

### Adding Room Dimensions

Easily add multiple rooms by inputting their dimensions one by one and calculating the total square footage needed for the entire area. This streamlines the planning process for flooring installation in larger spaces, providing you with accurate measurements for each room.

### Estimating Installation Costs

Include the installation cost per square foot to get a comprehensive estimate that covers both materials and labor. This allows you to budget effectively for the complete flooring project, ensuring you have a clear overview of expenses from start to finish.

### Adjusting for Room Shape

If your room has an irregular shape, enter the measurements accordingly to calculate the accurate square footage required for flooring. The calculator considers all dimensions provided, giving you a precise estimate regardless of room shape complexity.

### Factoring in Discounts

If there are any ongoing discounts or promotions on flooring materials, enter the adjusted price per square foot to see the impact on your total cost. This feature enables you to take advantage of cost-saving opportunities while planning your flooring project.

### Accounting for Stairs

Calculate the square footage needed for both the horizontal and vertical parts of your stairs to estimate the total flooring material required. This feature helps you plan for staircases within your project, ensuring you have sufficient material for a seamless flooring transition.

### Sharing Results

Share the calculated results with contractors or family members via email or printout, allowing for easy collaboration and decision-making. This feature enhances communication during the planning phase, ensuring everyone involved is informed and on the same page.