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# Deck Boards

The **Deck Boards Count** calculator computes the number of decking boards required for a floor or deck based on the dimension of the room or deck and the specifications of the boards.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose your units (e.g. feet, inches, meters) and enter the following:

**Floor Width**- the width of the floor or deck**Floor Length**- the length of the floor or deck**Board Size**- the size of the decking boards. This is a pull-down menu where you can select from the following standard decking board sizes: 6" x 12', 6" x 16", 150 mm x 4800mm, 146 mm x 4800 mm, 225mm x 3600mm.

The Deck Boards Count calculator computes the number of decking boards needed to achieve the specified surface area.* Decking Boards * * Floor Joists and Plates (end pieces). *

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- Compute the Number of Floor Joists
- Compute the Cost of Floor Joists
- Compute the Number of Floor Joist Hangers
- Compute iJoists for larger floors
- Compute the Number of 4x8 Sheets to cover the Deck or Floor
- Compute the number of Decking Boards to cover the deck or floor
- Compute the number of Studs needed for a Wall

#### The Math / Science

The most common decking board sizes in North America are:

The North American boards are actually 5.5 inches wide. The assumption is a half inch gap between the boards. In Europe, the most common sizes are measured in millimeters as follows:

### Considerations

Deck boards are either laid perpendicular to the floor or deck joists, or on a diagonal pattern. The goal is to transfer the weight on the deck boards to the floor joist in a short distance. Never run the deck boards parallel to the floor joists.

To compute the number of floor joists needed for a deck or floor, CLICK HERE.

**Deck Boards**, references 5 equations/constants.

**Deck Boards**, is used in 3 calculators.

**Calculators**