Get an easy read measure tape with a 7.5m measuring range online, and a tape blade width of 25mm. The tape of steel tape uses SK85 steel with excellent durability as the core material of the tape, which will have strong bending resistance.
Tips: Why is the end of the steel tape measure loose?
The metal tip at the end of your tape measure is a little bit loose for a reason. The first inch of the tape is short by 1/16 of an inch. This isn't an error: it's meant to provide you with accurate readings whether you're measuring the inside or outside edge of a surface. This feature is known as “true zero”.