Start with one room and work your way through the rest of the house.
Measure the distance between each wall at floor level and write the measurement down using a pencil and note pad. Do not forget to measure any closets or entries.
Add up the measurements for each room using a calculator. Now add 5 percent to this total for waste during installation. The sum is the amount of linear feet, or board feet needed to complete the project.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- Note pad
- Subtract areas that fall behind kitchen and bathroom cabinets to save money in material costs.
- Add a coat of primer and paint before installing to make it easier to paint after installation.