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    Default Lineal Metre to Square Metre - how to convert?

    Hey guys,
    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?

    Thanks guys.
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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.
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    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.

    PS Don't forget about waste and unused offcuts.

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    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.m
    regards from Sydney

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    True, it is the boards cover size not total width.

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