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02-21-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Carpet Tile Install - How Much Carpet Needed

I am thinking of installing Carpet Tiles in my office.

I am looking at a Carpet Tile product by TrafficMaster from Home Depot.

The description of that product says the Carpet Tile is 19.7in x 19.7in - and that there are 20 tiles per case. It then goes on to say the total coverable area is 54 Sq Ft.

How exactly do they arrive at the number of 54 SF? My math does not agree with their math.

Each individual tile is approximately 1.58 SqFt in coverage area - and if you lay the tiles out in a big square of 10 tiles wide by 10 tiles long - you will have 15.8 x 15.8 SF covered - or approximately 250 SF of total area covered by that case of 20 tiles.

Please let me know what I am doing wrong.

 02-21-2014, 04:07 PM #2 Member   Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: Hartfield VA Posts: 36,623 Rewards Points: 18,384 Your forgetting to divide by 12 to convert from sq. inch's to sq. ft. Comes out to 53.90 Sq. feet per box. Always add at least 10% for cuts. __________________ When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
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 02-21-2014, 08:03 PM #3 Tileguy     Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Troy, Michigan Posts: 6,039 Rewards Points: 780 I'm not sure how you came up with 1 tile = 1.58 sq. ft. Each tile = 2.6950694 sq. ft. or as Joe said 53.90 for a box of 20 pcs. " Oh, I know what you did with the 1.58. 19.7" is 1.58 linear ft. and so you decided that's is was sq. ft. You should have multiplied 19.7 x 19.7 =388.09 - then divided by 144 which = 2.695 x20 etc. p.s. I've seen those carpet tiles and they look pretty thin to me. Might be too cheap? Jaz __________________ TILE GUY - retired- TROY, MI - Method & Product suitability consulting. MARBLE from ITALY & GREECE -PERLATO-PERLATINO-BOTTICINO-THASSOS-SIVEC-VOLAKAS-CALACATTA- NAXOS-Slabs-Tiles-Custom containers shipped to you - [email protected]

 02-22-2014, 08:51 PM #4 Newbie   Join Date: Feb 2014 Posts: 6 Rewards Points: 10 Thanks for your help guys - I understand what you are saying and see now what I have done wrong
 02-22-2014, 09:03 PM #5 JOATMON     Join Date: Aug 2011 Location: S. California Posts: 14,377 Rewards Points: 17,746 Blog Entries: 2 Now that you have the area figured out.....don't do it..... I've used them.....looks ok at first....but....if a corner pulls up...dirt gets under it...then it won't stay down. __________________ Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there. My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
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