Understanding the right language is the best way to begin the art of communication. From installing granite countertops to adding new tile to your bathroom, knowing your square footage allows you to understand the language of projects. If you are not the handiest person in the home with crunching numbers, we can help. Arch City Granite wants you to have the resources you need to speak the right language. We have provided simple measuring instructions that you can put to good use if you are thinking about updating your kitchen countertops. In addition, you can use the principles calculating square feet to help you with any other project around your home.
Measured Square Footage
One of the best uses of having a measured square footage is getting a good cost estimate. As you look at different types of granite countertops you will notice that everything in our facility is listed by price per square footage. If you have a price in mind for your new kitchen countertops, you will be able to take the square footage you measured, and multiply it by the price per square foot. That will give you a close estimate of the total cost. It won’t give you the exact price for the materials, but it is going give a close estimate.
You can use this for any number of projects in your home. If you are looking at adding natural stone tile to your bathroom, you can get a good cost estimate in mind once you measure your square footage. If you are doing tile on a wall or on the floor, you will want to add and additional ten percent to your measured square feet. There is a good reason for this practice. If you hired someone to install tile, there is going to be waste. Tile has to be cut in order to fit your floor or shower walls. Sometimes the scrap tile is too small to be used anywhere else, so you will have waste pieces. If you add in that extra ten percent, you will be able to get enough tiles to complete your project, and you will have pretty good idea of the cost in materials.
Avoid the Guessing Game
The worst project language you can use is guessing. Guessing the square footage will give you a useless number that will be of no benefit. Even if you hate the math involved in calculating your square feet, if you want a reliable cost estimate, doing the calculations is an important step that cannot be skipped. If you have ever heard the phrase, “measure twice and cut once”, you will notice the importance of getting the right measurement before you ever start a project.
Arch City Granite
At Arch City Granite, we use computer aided measuring devices, because we want to get the exact measurements so we can provide an exact product. While it is a good point of knowledge to understand how to measure square footage we would never use a customers measurements for their countertop order. We are specially trained and have the right equipment to measure your surfaces perfectly so we can provide stone that is perfect for your home. At-home measurements are only to help you grasp what your cost may be. We avoid using guesses, because that would detract from the beauty of our finished product. We work to provide you with the best natural stone products around. When you want to transform your home, we have the materials you need to bring in elegance and aesthetic quality you can’t find anywhere else.