Laminate flooring packs...???

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by macker15, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. macker15

    macker15 New Member

    Lads I know this may sound like a really daft question but please bear with me....?....lol...

    When a flooring pack quotes 4.96sq m, what does that mean.....4.96metres b 1 metre....or 4,96 metres by 4.96 metres?....my suspicion is the former but need to check to work our my costings and to avoid over or under ordering....

    cheers for your help n advice..
     
  2. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    yep it sounds daft!
    4.96m2 is the area of floor it will cover.
    so if your room is 5m x 4m = 20m2, so divide this by 4.96 and you will find out how many packs you need.
     
  3. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    We really must get the hang of saying sq.m (square metres) when we mean sq.m, and m² (metres squared) when we mean m².

    In audi's example 20m² = 400sq.m.


    Sq.m means x1.

    m² means x itself.




    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  4. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    ********!
    The Weights and Measures (Quantity Marking and Abbreviations of Units) regulations 1987 define the accepted abbreviation for square metre as m2
     
  5. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Alright evo.

    If I ask you to give me 4m² of carpet, how much carpet is that ?

    Is that 4x1(4) or 4x4(16)





    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  6. ShabbaPlanks

    ShabbaPlanks Member

    Handy raises a good point, something I will try and remember to adhere to. Funny that none of my tutors in college have picked up on this, I have answered many questions in test papers using the wrong abbreviation.
    Nice one Handy
     
  7. malcolm1417

    malcolm1417 New Member

    Sorry Andy,Audio is correct,not only is it the accepted abbreviation , it is the correct Symbol.So no matter what
    way you try to confirm your thoughts,your wrong:0
     
  8. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    handy, i would give you 4m x 1m, as i8 do every day as i own flooring shops, if you asked for 16m2 i would give you 4m x 4m.
     
  9. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    OK. Clever clogs.

    You tell me how to write down(using correct terminology/symbols):


    4m x4m (4metres squared)

    and 4m x 1m (4 square metres)


    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  10. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    handy, i would give you 4m x 1m, as i8 do every day
    as i own flooring shops, if you asked for 16m2 i
    would give you 4m x 4m.



    But Audi, I wanted 4m² (4 metres squared), which is what I wrote down.

    I didn't write down 4sq.m

    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  11. malcolm1417

    malcolm1417 New Member

    Like any other equation,do the maths then add your symbol.
     
  12. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Like any other equation,do the maths then add your
    symbol.


    If you are gonna try and be clever, write this out in words:




    Let me try.... Four to the power of two ?

    ie. 4 x 4



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  13. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    m2 is the accepted abbreviation for square metre,
    this is commonly used by everyone (except you)
    4m2 does not mean 4m x 4m it means four square metres.
     
  14. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    look at it this way you have four expressed as 4 then you have square metres expressed as m2 so 4m2 means for square metres.
    Area has always been m2
     
  15. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Audi, how then do you express an area that is 4m x 4m.

    Is that not 4metres squared ? 4m²



    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  16. malcolm1417

    malcolm1417 New Member

    I am certainly not trying to be clever Andy.
    In my first post on the subject I pointed out
    that your wrong and no matter how you try wriggle
    your still wrong.
     
  17. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

  18. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    malc, answer the questions I posed then, if you are so right, and I am so wrong.

    Prove me wrong, please.

    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     
  19. audi-evo

    audi-evo Active Member

    4m x 4m = 16m2
    ooh look woodland floors advert is on telly advertising their products in ........ m2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    From your link Audi,

    but a square kilometre is one million times the area of a square metre.


    or 1000m x 1000m = 1 km²


    That's 1000m up the side x 1000m along the bottom.


    So 2 km² is 2000m up the side x 2000m along the bottom.



    That's 4 square km, NOT 2 square km




    Mr. HandyAndy - really
     

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