21st Nov 2009, 09:14 AM #1
Lineal Metre to Square Metre - how to convert?
I'm under process selling Victorian Ash floor boards, there is approx 600-700 metres of boards there, its 135mm wide 19mm thick. Someone asked me "how many is that in square metre"
How can I convert from metres to square metre? Sounds like an idiot question but wanna correct answer.
NB - Its 3.2 average metres long, ive worked out slightly by doing 8 boards in one square metre, which is in total of 75 square metres by 600m long. Sounds about right?
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If you want m2 you need to multiply the length x width (in m) ie:
3.2 (length 3200mm) x 0.135 (Width 135mm) = 0.432m2
or as a bulk lot:
600 x 0.135 = 81m2
If you need m3 it will be length x width x thickness ie:
3.2 (length 3200mm) x 0.135 (Width 135mm) x 0.019 (Thickness 19mm) = 0.008208m3.
m2 will give the the area coverage over the floor, m3 will give you the volume of timber.If you don't talk to your cat about catnip ...... who will?
24th Nov 2009, 02:17 PM #3
I Agree but For those out there with a different width timber:
1000 divided by the board width in mm = "The Factor"
"The Factor" Multiplied by the square meters Equals Lineal meters.
The Lineal Meters Divided by "The Factor" Equals the square meters.
E.G #1 from the example given:
1000 / 135 = 7.4Lm
600 / 7.4 = 81.08m2
E.G.#2 How many lineal meters required, using 80 x 19 mm boards, is required for 81m2?
1000 / 80 = 12.5Lm
12.5 x 81m2 = 1012.5Lm.
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24th Nov 2009, 09:44 PM #4
the important dimension is the "cover" ie what is the board width excluding the tongue?
then square metres is the total length x the cover (in metres)
divide that into your total asking price and you'll get $/sq.mregards from Sydney
25th Nov 2009, 09:11 AM #5
True, it is the boards cover size not total width.
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