Plywood Calculator

Created by Filip Derma
Reviewed by Bogna Szyk
Last updated: Mar 24, 2022

Plywood calculator is dedicated for 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 the total size of the area to cover, 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 will choose, if you spend an 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.

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 I buy?
  • how much would it cost me?
  • maybe I should buy a cheaper type of plywood?
  • how much material will be wasted for scraps?

The only thing what 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 plywood price and plywood sheet dimensions that you want to buy. If not, the default prices and sizes will be used for calculations.

Plywood sheets - an example of calculations

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

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

  2. Optionally, enter the plywood dimensions, its price and 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 minimum 10% for that waste factor = 10%.

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

The area we need to cover equals 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.

By the way, if you want to cover some area with square plywood pieces, you can check the GCF calculator to find what the biggest possible size of a single element is.

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
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Single plywood sheet
Plywood length
Plywood width
Plywood area
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Waste factor
Total area to cover
# of playwood sheets
Plywood cost
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