RubberFlooringInc - How To Measure Your Garage Floor

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When measuring out a room to calculate the number of tiles needed to cover that area, the first thing to do is to section off the room into squares to calculate the total square feet of the room. See the picture below for a visual example.
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In this example of an L-shape room, the total square feet of the room is then the length x width of the red square plus the length x width of the blue square.
I.E. Blue area square feet = 14 X 10 = 140 square feet
Red area square feet = 24 X 12 = 288 square feet
Total square feet = 140 + 288 = 428 square feet

After the total square feet of the room is calculated, the best practice to figure out how many interlocking garage or slate series tiles are needed is to divide the total square feet by the square foot coverage for each tile. The diamond pattern and coin pattern garage floor tiles are 20.5” x 20.5” so they cover 2.9 square feet per tile. The slate pattern interlocking tiles are 18” x 18” so they cover 2.25 square feet per tile.

Diamond pattern or Coin pattern example:

428 square feet ÷ 2.9 square feet/coin pattern or diamond pattern tile = 147.59 tiles. We then recommend always adding about 10% more tiles in order to have extras in case mistakes are made during cutting them in during installation and to have a few extras in case some get damaged over time. 147.59 tiles x 1.10 = 162.35 total tiles recommended.

Being that 8 tiles come in each box for the coin and diamond pattern tiles, you then divide tiles needed by 8:
162.35 tiles ÷ 8 tiles per box = 20.29 boxes.
Then we recommend rounding up just to be safe and ordering 21 total boxes of coin pattern or diamond plate pattern tiles.

Slate pattern example:

428 square feet ÷ 2.25 square feet/coin pattern or diamond pattern tile = 190.22 tiles.
We then recommend always adding about 10% more tiles in order to have extras in case mistakes are made during cutting them in during installation and to have a few extras in case some get damaged over time. 190.22 tiles x 1.10 = 209.24 total tiles recommended. Being that 6 tiles come in each box for the slate pattern tiles, you then divide tiles needed by 6: 209.24 tiles ÷ 6 tiles per box = 38.87 boxes.

Then we recommend rounding up just to be safe and ordering 39 total boxes of slate pattern tiles. For the best method of installing Interlocking Tiles, click on the Installation Instructions tab on the products page. Should you have any other questions on how many Interlocking Garage Tiles are required for your particular installation, please feel free to contact RubberFlooringInc.com and we will be more than happy to assist you to the best of our abilities.