Some patterns come in 8" x 8" (20 cm) and some patterns are in 10" x 10" (25 cm). Check on the page that show's a tile's details to see what size it is.
The solids can be ordered in many sizes including trim pieces and stair treads.
Sometimes it is easiest to figure out how many tiles to order if you calculate your floor's measurements in inches. Multiply the number of feet by 12 inches per foot. Then divide the number of inches by 10 or 8 for 10" or 8" tile. That figure equals the number of tiles in that direction. Do the same for the other dimension of the room.
Multiply the # of tiles for length by the # of tiles for the width to get the total to order.
We suggest that you order about 10% extra for 'just in case'.
Our tiles are meant to be laid very close together, so just ignore the grout space for the purpose of figuring out how many to order.
If your room has a closet, we recommend that you continue your tiles into the closet floor.
For rooms with a pattern and a border you will need to measure a little differently. We can help with that as well. Decide if you want your 'rug' design to be centered in your room, or how you want it placed.
Try to divide your room in rectangles if it is irregular shaped.
To calculate how many tile you need based on square footage of the space, use these multipliers to see how many tile to order.
|Size of Tile||4" x 4"||4" x 8"||5" x 5"||5" x 10"||7" x 7" Hex||8" x 8" Hex||8" x 8"||10" x 10"|
for # of tile per sq.ft.
It looks great to use solid color tiles on the outsides of your patterned central feature. You can then trim the solids as necessary to fit in the space between the central 'rug' part of the floor and no one will notice if the solids are slightly wider or more narrow on one side or the other. When your installer lays your tiles, he or she needs to start from the center of the room but they will know that. Just give them your diagram, so you know that everyone is "on the same page"...take nothing for granted when it comes to the workers understanding your intent.
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