Plywood Calculator

Created by Filip Derma
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk and Adena Benn
Last updated: Dec 04, 2022

The plywood calculator will help those who need to cover a wall, a floor, or a ceiling with plywood sheets. It can do all the calculations for you and show the results immediately. The plywood calculator provides you with the total area size, the number of plywood sheets needed, and their total price. Do not hesitate to use our plywood cut sheet calculator for plywood flooring.

Plywood flooring

Construction-grade plywood is now an affordable residential finish flooring. There are two basic ways to go: remove the existing flooring (e.g., wood or vinyl) and then refinish the plywood sub-floor, or install an entirely new plywood, cut into squares, planks, etc., to form a custom design onto an existing floor. No matter which way you choose, if you spend a considerable amount of time and pay attention to detail, with proper conservation against mechanical abrasion, you can create a brilliant, one-of-a-kind floor.

🙋 Our wallpaper calculator and this flooring calculator are other tools for similar projects that can help you estimate the amount of materials you will need and their costs.

Plywood calculator

It doesn't matter what surface you need to cover with plywood - it might be a floor or something entirely different. The plywood cut sheet calculator is versatile and stands here to help you make decisions about:

  • How many plywood sheets should you buy;
  • How much would it cost you;
  • Whether you should buy a cheaper type of plywood or not; and
  • How much materials will be wasted for scrap.

The only thing that we ask you for is to enter the length and width of the surface that you need to cover. Also, if you want to, you can type in the custom values of the plywood price and plywood sheet dimensions you want to buy. If not, the default prices and sizes will be used for the calculations.

Plywood sheets - an example of calculations

If you are not sure how to use the plywood calculator, take a look at a step-by-step example. Below, we are calculating the amount of plywood needed for your living room:

  1. First, type in the length and width of the surface that will be covered. Let's say that the room has length = 6m and width = 4m.

  2. Optionally, enter the plywood dimensions, its price, and the additional amount of material for scraps (if not, the default values will be used). Let's take the following measurements:

  • plywood length = 130cm
  • plywood width = 20cm
  • plywood sheet area = plywood_length*plywood_width = 0.26m²

We will also assume the plywood price = €10/m². For sure, we will scrap some sheets. It is a good idea to assume a minimum of 10% for that.
waste factor = 10%.

  1. Now, check out how many plywood sheets we need for our flooring and how much the material will cost:

The area we need to cover is calculated as follows:
total area to cover = length × width = 24m².

So, for covering that surface, taking into account the scraps, we will need number of plywood sheets = (total_area_to_cover + (total_area_to_cover × waste_factor))/plywood_sheet_area = 102.

Finally, the most interesting and important thing - the total cost plywood cost = (total_area_to_cover + (total_area_to_cover × waste_factor))/plywood_price = €264.

As you can see, you need to prepare €264 for your living room floor refurbishment and a lot of muscle strength to bring 102 plywood pieces to your apartment.

Or if you want to go for epoxy resin flooring that's slip and shock-resistant, check out our epoxy calculator for estimating how much epoxy resin you'll need.

Filip Derma
Surface to cover
Length
ft
Width
ft
Single plywood sheet
Plywood length
in
Plywood width
in
Plywood area
ft²
Plywood price
$ /
ft²
Waste factor
%
Results
Total area to cover
ft²
# of playwood sheets
Plywood cost
$
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