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29-10-2010, 14:05   #1
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work out square yards? - for tiles

how do I work out the in square yards - the amount of tiles I need for my kitchen?


I have measured each section of the walls that I want to tile in inches
but don't know where to go from here.

can anyone advise?

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29-10-2010, 14:17   #2
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how do I work out the in square yards - the amount of tiles I need for my kitchen?


I have measured each section of the walls that I want to tile in inches
but don't know where to go from here.

can anyone advise?

Cheers

Scottie
Have you calculated area in inches? Better to measure area in sq yards

Convert inches to yards (Inches / 36)
Calculate area (L*B) , sq yards.
Multiply by 1.10 (order 10% more to allow for cuts/breakage)

Though this is easier......
Alternatively calculate area in sq metres, multiply by 1.2 to convert to sq yards.(and * 1.10 to allow 10% for breakage/cuts). Calculations are always simpler in metric...
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Measure around the skirting the amount of wall you want to tile, say 16 feet and the height up you wish to tile say 8 foot.

Multiply 16 by 8 which gives you 128 square foot.

Subtract the size of windows / doors out of the total and divide the remainder by 9 to give you square yards.

Then multiply by 1.1 to allow for cutting. Then check how many square yards are in each box of tiles. divide the size of the box into the area to be tiled (after multiplying by 1.1) at round up the answer to get the number of boxes of tiles you need.
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thanks guys, all very useful info
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measured length in inches divided by 12 will give you feet
eg. 144 inches = 12 feet.


do the same for the width and multiply the two, then divide the answer by 9 to give you the sq yardage!

EG room measures 144 inches by 120 inches
= 12 feet by 10 feet
= 120 square feet
= 13.33 square yards
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