
Installation
with Seams:
If both dimensions of the room are greater than IT, seams are needed.
In the floor plan in Fig. B, the location of the seams is determined
as follows:
 Start
at one end of the room with one length of 12' wide sheet vinyl,
laid in a direction that will give you maximum use of the second
12' wide sheet. In our example, you would lay the first piece
of flooring along the 13' wall, leaving a 10' section for the
second piece. If you laid the first piece horizontally along the
22' wall, you would leave only 1' for the second piece, resulting
in a great deal of wasted material.
 Add
6" for trimming to the first piece. In our example, that would
give you a piece 13' 6" long.
 To
determine the length of the second piece, take the length of the
space and add enough material for a pattern match. On second piece
and succeeding lengths, do not add the 6" for trimming; add only
the pattern match. Manufacturers' catalogs and product brochures
give the repeat for each pattern. Or you can measure the repeat
yourself by selecting a reference point on the pattern and measuring
across to its repeat. Measure the actual repeat and not a similar
part of the pattern. If our pattern match is 8", our second piece
of flooring would be 20' 8 ". Thus, you need to trim only 2' off
the second 12' piece to ft into the 10' width.
 To
determine total square yards needed, first determine total square
yard adding the lengths of each 12' piece. In our example, that
would be:
13' 6"+ 20'8" = 34' 2"
 Now
multiply length by width just as you did in the seamless installation.
34' 2" x 12' = 408' 24" or 410'
 To
find the number of square feet needed, divide by 9, just as you
did in the seamless installation.
410/9 = 45.6 sq. yd.

To determine cost, simply multiply 45.6 by the cost per square
yard. If the cost is $5.99 a square yard, you would have:
45.6 x $5.99 = $273
Some
dealers will cut the material to rough measurement according to
your drawing. If the dealer doesn't offer this service, you will
have to transfer your measurements to the sheet vinyl and cut it
3" larger. Do the cutting with a sharp utility knife or heavyduty
shears.
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