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How to Measure Strips

How Do I Calculate the Number of Design Strips I Need?

Wondering how to calculate the number of design strips required to enhance your floor? Although it may seem like a complicated task, it's a simple calculation once you know the size of your room as well that of your tiles. You can calculate the quantity required in 4 simple steps.


Step 1: Determine the size of your room

Use a measuring tape to measure the width and the length of your room.

Write down the numbers on a piece of paper.

Now, multiply the width by the length to calculate the total area.

Say, the length your room is 5 metres and the width is 4 metres. So, 5 x 4 = 20 metres square

But what if your room is not a proper rectangle? Simply measure them by rectangular sections and add the two separate measurements to get the total area. This method works for even more complicated rooms.


Step 2: Calculate the number of packs required

This is easy. Simply visit the page of the product you are buying from our website. For example, let's say you are interested in buying Karndean Art Select Hickory Nutmeg-, below the product details, there's an empty box labelled "Required Area (sq m)". Simply type the area of your room in this box, and our site will calculate the number of packs required.


Step 3: Identify the tile size

You will find the tile size in the description section of the product page. Alternatively, look at the "Additional Information" box right next to the product description. Look for a label marked "Plank / Tile Size". That's where you'll find the tile size for your product.


Step 4: Calculate the strips

Multiply the number of boxes you are buying by the number in the right-hand side column from the information below. This will show the number of design strip boxes you'll need.

Do take note that strip boxes are offered in full boxes only. Be sure to round off the number to the next whole number.

Calculations for Tiles with Strips along all 4 Sides

Polyflor (50 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of tiles:

305 x 305 tile

0.48

457 x 457 tile

0.32

305 x 610 tile

0.36

305 x 914 tile

0.32

457 x 914 tile

0.25

Karndean (25 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of tiles:

305 x 305 tile

0.97

407 x 407 tile

0.71

305 x 457 tile

0.80

457 x 457 tile

0.64

457 x 610 tile

0.56

 

Calculations for Planks with Strips along the Longest Edge

Polyflor (50 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of planks:

101 x 914 plank

0.72

152 x 914 plank

0.48

152 x 1219 plank

0.48

184 x 1219 plank

0.40

203 x 1219 plank

0.38

Karndean (25 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of planks:

76 x 915 plank

1.92

102 x 915 plank

1.44

153 x 915 plank

0.96

178 x 1220 plank

0.80

Please Note: The numbers mentioned above do not account for wastage or any other job site conditions that may affect the total quantity required.

Amtico Strips

Quantity m² 76.2 x 914.4mm 114.3 x 914.4mm 152.4 x 914.4mm 228.6 x 914.4mm 457.2 x 914.4mm 182.9 x 1219.2mm 228.6 x 1219.2mm 304.8 x 304.8mm 304.8 x 457.2mm 457.2 x 457.2mm 152 x 610mm 304.8 x 609.6mm 457.2 x 609.6mm 610 x 610mm 457.2 x 1219.2mm Flag Stone AR0D1400
2.5m² 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
5m² 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
7.5m² 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 3
10m² 4 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3
12.5m² 5 4 3 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 4 3 3 2 2 4
15m² 6 4 3 2 2 5 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 5
17.5m² 7 5 4 3 3 6 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 6
20m² 8 6 4 3 3 7 4 5 4 3 6 4 4 4 3 6
22.5m² 9 6 5 3 3 7 4 6 5 4 7 4 5 4 3 7
25m² 10 7 5 4 4 8 5 7 5 4 7 5 5 5 4 8
27.5m² 11 8 6 4 4 9 5 7 6 4 8 5 6 5 4 9
30m² 12 8 6 4 4 10 5 8 6 5 9 5 6 5 4 9
32.5m² 13 9 7 5 5 11 6 8 7 5 10 6 7 6 5 10
35m² 14 10 7 5 5 12 6 9 7 5 10 6 7 6 5 11
37.5m² 15 10 8 5 5 12 6 10 8 6 11 7 8 7 5 12
40m² 16 11 8 6 6 13 7 10 8 6 12 7 8 7 6 12
42.5m² 17 12 9 6 6 14 7 11 9 6 13 7 9 7 6 13
45m² 18 12 9 6 6 15 7 12 9 7 13 8 9 8 6 14
47.5m² 19 13 10 7 7 16 8 12 10 7 14 8 10 8 7 15
50m² 20 14 10 7 7 17 8 13 10 7 15 8 10 8 7 15
52.5m² 21 14 11 7 7 18 8 13 11 8 16 9 11 9 7 16
55m² 22 15 11 8 8 19 9 14 11 8 16 9 11 9 8 17
57.5m² 23 16 12 8 8 20 9 15 12 8 17 10 12 10 8 18
60m² 24 16 12 8 8 21 9 15 12 9 18 10 12 10 8 18
62.5m² 25 17 13 9 9 22 10 16 13 9 19 10 13 10 9 19
65m² 26 18 13 9 9 23 10 16 13 9 19 11 13 11 9 20
67.5m² 27 18 14 9 9 23 10 17 14 10 20 11 14 11 9 21
70m² 28 19 14 10 10 24 11 18 14 10 21 11 14 11 10 21
72.5m² 29 20 15 10 10 25 11 18 15 10 22 12 15 12 10 22
75m² 30 20 15 10 10 26 11 19 15 11 22 12 15 12 10 23
77.5m² 31 21 16 11 11 27 12 19 16 11 23 13 16 13 11 24
80m² 32 22 16 11 11 28 12 20 16 11 24 13 16 13 11 24
82.5m² 33 22 17 11 11 28 12 21 17 12 25 13 17 13 11 25
85m² 34 23 17 12 12 29 13 21 17 12 25 14 17 14 12 26
87.5m² 35 24 18 12 12 30 13 22 18 12 26 14 18 14 12 27
90m² 36 24 18 12 12 31 13 23 18 13 27 14 18 14 12 27
92.5m² 37 25 19 13 13 32 14 23 19 13 28 15 19 15 13 28
95m² 38 26 19 13 13 33 14 24 19 13 28 15 19 15 13 29
97.5m² 39 26 20 13 13 33 14 24 20 14 29 16 20 16 13 30
100m² 40 27 20 14 14 34 15 25 20 14 30 16 20 16 14 30