Vinyl planking is a great flooring option. You get a nice look at an affordable price and you can install it on your own with some help. Best of all the planks can be removed if they are damaged and replaced with a new piece. Here is our vinyl plank flooring calculator for you to use and figure out how much you will need. This vinyl plank cost calculator can also give you an estimate of how much your flooring will cost you.
Vinyl Plank Flooring Calculator
Things To Know About the Vinyl Plank Calculator and Cost Estimator
We recommend having a minimum of 10% extra for waste (more is always better). In the process of installing you will likely make one or two (or five in my case) bad cuts. Plus it’s good to have extra on hand if you want to swap out a plank later on. It’s good for situations when you drop something sharp.
This calculator shows you how many boxes you will need (including waste) and how much you can expect to pay for it.
Vinyl Plank Flooring Sizes
Vinyl plank flooring comes in a few different sizes. The most common ones are 36 and 48 inches in length and can range anywhere from 4 to 12 inches wide. While you may find some smaller than this these are the most common two sizes you are likely to find.
How is Vinyl Plank Flooring Sold?
Typically you will buy vinyl plank flooring in a box. The box will have multiple planks and cover a certain mount of square footage. A few things to note. You should always buy more and return the unopened boxes. From our experience it’s always best to have more and return than to return to the store towards the end of your project only to find that they are sold out of your flooring and may not have it in again for months.
What Do I Need to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring?