Home Decorating For Dummies
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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:

Floor Area:

[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.

Floor Area:

[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

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Katharine Kaye McMillan is a writer whose work appears regularly in magazines and newspapers. She is a contributing writer to Florida Design Magazine and the co-author of several books on decorating and design, including Sun Country Style, which is the basis for licensed signature collections of furniture and accessories by three leading American manufacturers and importers. Patricia Hart McMillan is a nationally known interior designer whose work for private clients, designer showcases, and corporations has appeared in publications worldwide, including the New York Times and USA Today. A prolific writer, McMillan is coauthor and author of seven books on interior design and decoration. She is decorating editor for Christian Woman Magazine and reports on design trends for The Sun-Sentinel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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