How Many Garage Floor Tiles Do I Need?
To determine how many 12" garage floor tiles you need, simply take the
Width x Length of your garage. For example, if your garage is 20' wide by 24'
long, you would need 480 garage floor tiles, (20 x 24).
How Many Garage Floor Tile Edges and Corners Do I Need?
As for edging you add together the total length and the total width for each
type of edging, both male and female. In our example, you would need 44 female
edges and 44 male edges (20+24). Finally, you would need a corner edge for each
What About A Garage Floor Tile Pattern?
If you are planning on doing a simple checkerboard pattern you divide the total
number of tiles you are purchasing by 2. In our example, you would have 240
black and 240 white, (480/2).
If the total number of tiles you need is not an even number, the odd tile out
would be the first tile laid when you start your pattern. For example, let's
assume a small 5'x5' garage, 5 x 5 = 25 tiles. Then 25/2 would be 12.5. In
this example, I would need 12 white and 13 black to make the checkerboard pattern.
The extra tile, the 13th, would need to be the first tile laid when installing
If you count each of the tiles in the image above, you will see that there
are 13 black and 12 white.
Other Patterns Made Simple
Download our garage
floor designer paper. This simple to use paper allows you to easily
design your garage floor in 3 easy steps.
- Download and print out the garage
floor designer paper.
- Grab your pencils, pens, markers, crayons or whatever you want and start
drawing your pattern. The paper is designed to start in the upper left corner.
You'll notice that each tile box is labeled, 1 through 35 for the width and
1 through 65 for the length. Each tile box represents 1 foot.
- Count up the number of each color tile and your done!
Check your math!
Now that you've designed your floor, you need to confirm that the total number
of tiles you have is correct. Count each type of tile you came up with on the
garage floor designer paper and add them all together. The total tiles should
be the same as you came up with when multiplying the Width x Length of your
What If I Still Need Help?
Designing your garage floor can be a lot of fun, but it can be complicated
too. If you have any questions, please contact
us and we would be happy to help.