KATHY asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 6 months ago

# how many carpet titles could cover a room of 17x20?

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• In
Lv 7
6 months ago

Carpet tiles come in 12x12, 18x18, 23.5x23.5, and 24x24. Pick your preference and do the math. Buy a couple of extras to replace any damaged ones.

• 6 months ago

how big are the carpet tiles? 12x12? 16x16? 20x20 .... you can do this math ... just multiply out the area of the room [340 sq ft], divide by the sq ft of a single tile, and add ten or so to allow for trimming loss

• 6 months ago

17x20/decimal percentage of carpet in relation to foot. For example a 6" by 6" carpet square = 17x20 =340 /.5=680. One foot tiles =340. This is ideal. Generally speaking, with one sq. ft. tiles you may need 37 (17+20) tiles to cut if measurements aren't exact for a total of 377.

• elhigh
Lv 7
6 months ago

That depends on the size of carpet tile. They're available in sizes from 12x12 up to 12x36, including some wonky sizes like 19.7x19.7 inches (50x50 cm) so there is no single answer for your question.

• roger
Lv 7
6 months ago

Depends on the size of the tiles.

• Jim
Lv 7
6 months ago

340 if they are 1 foot squares.

• 6 months ago

What size are the tiles?

If they are 1 foot by 1 foot,

then it will take at least 17*20=340 of them

I say, "at least",

because you may have to start at the center of the room

a single centered tile,

an edge between a pair, turned one way,

or 90 degrees,

or the four corners of four tiles in the center)

and cut tiles, all around the edge,

to avoid ending up with tiny strips along the edges.

That will waste a few tiles.

By the way, it is usually cheaper

to just buy a single piece of carpet,

off a roll,

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Regards,

John Popelish

• Buddy
Lv 5
6 months ago

One, if the tile is 17 x 20. How big are your tiles? All carpet tiles aren't the same size.