To calculate lineal feet of trim, (e.g. base, quarter round) simply measure each wall in the room and add up the lineal feet. For ease of installation use whole pieces where ever possible. Allow extra for cutting each corner and splicing pieces together.

rooms combined to display linear feet calculations

To determine the square footage of a square or rectangular room, measure the length and width of the room in feet or inches and enter the values in Area 1 of the calculator below.  For irregularly shaped areas or multiple rooms, it is helpful to draw a diagram and divide the room up into sections. Treat each section as a separate area, as in this illustration. Input the measurements of each area below to see the total SQFT needed.

rooms combined to display sqft calculations

Area Length
Area Width
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Area 4

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Ligno-Scanner SDM Moisture Meter

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Ligno-Scanner SDM Moisture Meter

The Ligno-Scanner SDM meter has two independent sets of calibrations one for measuring 1/4" deep and one for measuring 3/4" deep. Dual-depth settings are available for different wood species, drywall, reference scales for concrete and other building materials. The bamboo calibration settings (flat and vertical grain and strand, carbonized) are for a measuring depth of 1/4". The moisture meter of choice for multi-material applications: flooring, restoration, inspection and construction.

Dual-depth --a new approach to scanning-- works well for:

  • Different board thicknesses, over 3/4" and less than 3/4" thick.
  • Measuring layered engineered panels.
  • Comparing surface / core moisture to see if boards are dried evenly.
  • Floor testing at 1/4" depth assures only the floor planks are measured and not the concrete or subfloor underneath.
  • Checking surface moisture after water damage or after applying waterborne finishes.