Make DIY floor-laying simple with a bit of forward planning. When you’re laying a floor yourself, figure out how many tiles or how much carpet you need with these handy calculations (if you choose to measure in metres and millimetres):

  • Floor area: Length of floor (m) x width of floor (m)

  • Vinyl tiles:

    • 225 mm: Floor area ÷ 0.5625 = number of 225 mm tiles needed

    • 300 mm: Floor area = number of 300 mm tiles needed

  • Sheet vinyl: Floor area ÷ 10 = number of square metres of floor covering needed

  • Carpeting: Floor area ÷ 10 = number of square metres of carpeting needed

For ceramic tiles, use the following calculations:

  • Total area of floor, wall or worktop: Length (m) x width (m)

  • Number of 100 mm tiles needed: Total area ÷ 0.1

  • Number of 150 mm tiles needed: Total area ÷0.25

  • Number of 225 mm tiles needed: Total area ÷ 0.5063

  • Number of 300 mm tiles needed: Total area ÷ 0.9

  • Number of 450 mm tiles needed: Total area ÷ 2.03

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