Allowing for Wastage


Allowing for waste is a very important part of the planning process of buying a wooden floor. Too few packs can mean
a wait for extra supplies to arrive; too many may result in wasted packs that are never used.
There will always be a certain amount of wastage when fitting wood flooring, awkward shapes, mistakes, pattern and
fitting guidelines will all result in parts that are unusable and so end up being disposed of.
A good amount to allow for waste is around 5%. This should give you enough leeway to get the finish you require,
without too much left over at the end of the job.


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