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Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Calculate the amount of vinyl flooring (also known as resilient flooring) you'll need.

Width of flooring roll (choose one) 6 feet
12 feet
Length of roll needed, in feet
Number of square yards needed:

Important reminder: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculation. But before purchasing materials for any project, please check amounts with your suppliers or contractors.

Buying Tips:

  • Vinyl sheet flooring comes in rolls that are either 6 or 12 feet wide. Seams are often difficult to make and may come apart in the future. So, plan the installation to avoid seams, even if that means buying more flooring than you need. (For instance, if a room is only 8 feet wide, it is usually best to buy 12-foot-wide flooring, even though you will waste 4 feet.)
  • Sheet flooring is sold by the square yard. One linear foot of 6-foot-wide flooring equals 2/3 square yard; one linear foot of 12-foot-wide flooring equals 1-1/3 square yard.

Old Flooring: Before installing resilient flooring, make sure the existing floor surface is sound. If you plan to install new flooring on top of old resilient flooring, ensure that the old flooring can handle it. If the old flooring is loose or generally damaged, or if stacking the new flooring on top of it will make the floor too high, remove the old flooring. If only a few tiles are loose, you can re-apply them with tile mastic. Fill in any cracks or gaps with flooring patch, allow to dry, and sand smooth. If the existing floor has an embossed surface, you may need to spread embossing leveler over the entire floor; check the directions on the new flooring.

Measure Carefully: Sheet flooring may seem simple to install -- after all, there's only one piece to cut. The problem is, if you make one cutting mistake, you may blow the entire job. For that reason, it may be a good idea to hire a pro for the installation. If you decide to do it yourself, work carefully and methodically. Make a paper template of the entire job (some flooring sheets come with a sheet of paper meant to be used as a template.) Once you are certain that the template is absolutely correct, lay the flooring on a large, flat, well-swept surface. Lay the template on top of the flooring; tape it so it cannot move; and cut the flooring.


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