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Old 10-22-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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Measuring for Legato carpet tiles


Hi, I am considering using Legato carpet tiles in my basement. The area is 26'x24' or 624 sq. ft. Each box of Legato is supposed to cover 35 sq. ft. I estimated I would then need 18 or 19 boxes, (624/35)allowing for some waste. I used the estimator on the Milliken / Legato site and it said I needed 22 cartons. That's an extra 105 sq. ft. or in terms of cost at least 300 more dollars.

Do any of you know why there would be such a difference in their estimator? Does anyone have experience laying this down? Is there that much waste? I don't want to under buy, but I don't want to waste money and have a lot left over either. Thanks for any advice.

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Take the size width by length in inches.

e.g. L = 26' ,W= 24' OR L = 312 in, W = 288 in (These measurements must be precise to 1/2 inch)

Divide one by 22 and the other by 23

X = 14.18, Y = 12.52 or
X = 13.56, Y = 13.09

Round UP

X =15, Y = 13 or
X = 14, Y =14

Multiply

15X13 = 195 or
14X14 = 196

You would buy 20 boxes.

Legato has you using a tile for each segment and partial segment on the floor. If you are careful, you can use a tile cut at one end of the room on the other end.

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Thank you enggeek for the thorough answer.
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remember, you want extra anyway if you plan on being in the home a good while.
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I WOULD NOT WASTE MY MONEY ON THESE - THEY ARE EXPENSIVE AND LOOK LIKE HELL. USE ANOTHER BRAND. I SPENT HOURS INSTALLING THESE AND WAS VERY DISAPPONTED. I CONTACTED THE COMPANY AND THEY WERE NOT HELPFUL.

IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE THEM YOU BETTER GLUE THEM DOWN AND EXPECT TO SEE ALL THE SEAMS.
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Just to add to that huge cap statement a bit...

Legato properly installed is a solid product.

It is made by Milliken, and I actually carry Tesserea, whick does not have the wavy sides but is essentially the same product.
looks fantastic down..

again, properly installed.

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