Floor, Resilient/Carpet Calculator
Total Offsets = 0
Tack Strip Length =
Adhesive Coverage =
Waste = 10
#Tack Strips =
#Adhesive Containers =
Estimate the area of flooring, underlayment or padding, number of tack strips (if applicable), and containers of adhesive needed for an installation.
- Rooms: Length and width of each room, one room per row.
NOTE: Enter full dimensions to include offset of the closet.
Hallways and offsets can be entered as a room.
- Total Offsets: Add the linear length of each side of all offsets. The total linear length for a a closet that is offset into the room 2ft for a length of 6ft is 16ft (2ft + 2ft + 6ft + 6ft). This provides data to calculate the number of tack strips.
- Tack Strip Length: Length of the tack strips to be used if carpet is being installed.
- Adhesive Coverage: If adhesive is being used to install the carpet or vinyl flooring, enter the area the container will cover based on the method of installation to be used.
- Waste%: Percent to add for waste factor. This varies and typically ranges from 5% to 27%.
- Area: Total area (including waste) necessary for this project.
- Pad/Underlayment: Total area (including waste) for this project.
- #Tack Strips: Total number of tack strips (if applicable) needed for this installation.
- #Adhesive Containers: Number of containers needed to install the adhesive for this project.
Calculate the square yards of carpet, square feet of padding and number of 4ft tack strips needed for the following project. Assume a 10% waste factor.
1. 18ft 6in; 12ft 9in
2. 11ft 10in; 5ft 4in
3. 13ft 10in; 12ft 9in
4. 13ft 10in; 12ft
5. 18ft 6in; 12ft
6. 10ft 2in; 7ft 4in
- Total Offsets: 55ft 10in
- Tack Strip Length: 4ft
- Adhesive Coverage: 0.00ft²
- Waste%: 15.00%
The following materials are needed for this project:
- Square Yards: 119.84yd²
- Pad/Underlayment: 1,078.60ft²
- #Tack Strips: 102
- #Adhesive Containers: 0
NOTE: It is wise to sketch the best way to use the flooring. In this image, the different colors represent the best use of a 12ft wide roll of covering.
Tack Strip Length