# Tile Calculator

If you’re not sure how many tiles you need or just want to check your maths, here's our handy tile calculator.
Once you know how many you need why not go back to the home page and have a look at all the carpet tiles we've got for sale.
Or click to choose your tiles from one of our categories:
'Stock Ranges' if you might want more of the same tiles in the future or 'Clearance Tiles' if you want a one-off bargain or 'Recycled Tiles' for very cheap tiles as long as you don't mind they've been laid before.

​Time to get measuring and choosing!

Measure the length and width of your room accurately.
If it’s an odd shape, split it into sections like this:

Enter each section’s length and width separately into the tile calculator to work out the number of tiles needed for each part, then add the totals together.

The tile calculator allows for 10% extra tiles for waste, cuts and spares

The calculator works out the number of 50cm x 50cm tiles required.

For 18” x 18” tiles use the number given then add 15%

For 60cm x 60cm tiles use the number given then take away 30%

## More About How To Measure And Calculate

As handy as an online carpet tile calculator can be to use when planning your flooring project, you will need reliable measurements of the room first. One of the best ways to do this involves drawing the room's layout on paper. You should measure the room from wall to wall, using the widest measurements to work how many carpet tiles you will need.

Awkwardly shaped rooms are going to need more tiles and if the tile you have chosen has a natural grain or pile direction to it, you will also have to account for that in your final count.

At first glance, you might think your estimates are too generous or that you don’t need so many tiles. However, it is better to overestimate than underestimate, just in case. This overestimation guarantees that you will have plenty of tiles to work with rather than running out before the job is finished. If you run out of tiles and are unable to buy more in that particular colour or style, your flooring job will be ruined.

An added benefit of ordering a few extra tiles is that your area will look good for much longer as you’ll have a few spares to replace any tiles that become worn or stained.

The majority of new carpet tiles are packed and supplied in boxes of 20 and most tiles measure 50cm x 50cm each. We sell our new tiles in full boxes rather than part boxes but with our used and clearance tiles you can order any quantity you need, within our stock levels of course.

Most of the used and clearance tiles are one-offs, so there is an upper limit to the quantities we have available whereas with the new tiles there are no such restrictions. New tiles can be supplied on an on-going basis too, meaning you can buy more whenever you need them and this is the number one reason why customers decide to spend the extra money and buy new tiles.

When you have calculated how many carpet tiles to order (and don’t forget to add in another 10% to allow for cuts and waste) you will need to check that those quantities are available. You can do this easily online or by giving us a quick ring.

If you need any help or advice sorting out how many carpet tiles you need, we’re just a phone call away.

14th April, 2020