How Much Vinyl Flooring Do You Need?
Part of the Home Improvement For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Does your home improvement project involve a new vinyl floor? To figure out how many vinyl floor tiles, or sheet vinyl, you need, follow these simple formulas:
Vinyl floor tile calculator
To figure out how many vinyl floor tiles you need to buy, calculate the floor area you want to cover and divide that number by the size of one tile:
[Length of Floor] × [Width of Floor] = Floor Area
Tiles to Order:
For 9" Tiles: Floor Area ÷ 0.5625 = Number of 9" Tiles Needed
For 12" Tiles: Floor Area = Number of 12" Tiles Needed
Sheet vinyl flooring calculator
Determine how much sheet vinyl to purchase by calculating the square footage of floor you plan to cover and dividing that number by 9 to get the number of square yards of flooring you need.
[Length of Floor (ft.)] × [Width of Floor (ft.)] = Floor Area (sq. ft.)
Sheet Vinyl to Order:
[Floor Area] ÷ 9 = Number of Sq. Yards of Floor Covering Needed