How many tiles do I need?
If you’re not sure how many tiles you need or you just want to check your maths, here's our handy tile calculator.
Once you know how many tiles, why not go to the home page and have a look at our carpet tiles.
Or click to choose your tiles from one of the other categories:
'Stock Ranges' if you might want more of the same tiles in the future
'Clearance Tiles' if you want a one-off bargain
'Recycled Tiles' for very cheap tiles as long as you don't mind they've been laid before.
Time to get measuring and choosing how many tiles you need!
You can minimise wastage, by calculating very precisely, the number of tiles you need.
We have a good page here on how to lay carpet tiles
More About How To Measure And Calculate
As handy as an online carpet tile calculator can be to use when planning the total area size of your flooring project, you will need reliable measurements of the room first to work out how many tiles you'll need. 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 out the number of tiles.
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 number of tiles count.
At first glance, you might think your estimates are too generous or that you don’t need that number of 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 or when you need to replace them due to accidental damage.
Often customers ask us how many tiles are in a box. 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 if you need to replace them due to accidental damage, whereas with the new tiles there are no such restrictions. New tiles can be supplied on an ongoing 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 tiles to order for your total area size (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.