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Unread 01-22-2003, 10:16 PM   #1
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Sq Ft formula?

I have about 275 Sq ft.

My wife likes the pattern that the 12x12 inch tiles, offset with the 6x6 inch tiles produce.

How do I figure how many each of the 12x12 and 6x6 tiles I need for the total job?

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Unread 01-22-2003, 10:37 PM   #2
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Welcome Mike,


20% of 6x6 and 80% of 12x12


55 sf. of 6x6 and 220 sf. of 12x12 + waste


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Unread 01-22-2003, 10:42 PM   #3
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Hi Mike.........Welcome.
I would first figure the ratio of 6x6 to 12x12 tiles.
This of course depends upon the specific pattern.
knowing that 4 - 6x6 tiles cover the same area as 1 - 12x12 tile
if the ratio is four (6x6) to one (12x12) its an even 50%
50% 6x6 and 50% 12x12.


ah heck......... forget all that.
get yourself a cocktail napkin and a pencil.....
and draw your repeating pattern.....now draw a rectangle over an area figure out the sq.ft. of that rectangle and the ratio from there....got it ?
I hope this helps......... R.J.
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Cisco......I guess I type too slow.........
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ratio and the cocktail napkin

Thanks guys,

I am going to the bar now. I told her that I needed a cocktail napkin.............

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Unread 01-23-2003, 07:37 AM   #7
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Well seeing as I have done a few Pinwheels in my day,i'll share a secret.Its 50/50 but you are going to need to get an extra box of 6x6 and 2 extra of 12x12 for cutting purposes. perhaps more if your area is really cut up. Now i am not quite sure why it works out like this but it always does so i just put it down to Tile Gremlins
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