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# How many 12" by 12" tiles do you need to fill a room that is 216 square feet?

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It takes 216 12-inch by 12-inch tiles to tile a room of 216 square feet. This is easily determined by finding the area of the tile, which is 1 square foot in this case, and dividing it by the area of the room.

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One can also determine how many tiles are needed by finding the area of the tile in square inches and the area of the room in square inches. The area of the room is then divided by the area of the tile. There are also many online calculators that calculate how many tiles are needed in a given situation.

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Install ceramic floor tile by cutting and laying the cement board, snapping chalk lines, applying adhesive, laying the tiles, cutting tiles for the room's edges, and adding grout and sealant. You need ceramic tile, a wet saw, a cement board, adhesive, chalk lines, sealant, a grout float and grout.

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To determine the number of floor tiles required to cover a given space, multiply the length by the width of the space in feet to calculate the total square footage or area, then divide that number by the size of the tile. This is easiest with 12-inch tiles, but it is possible for any size of tile.

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A 10 x 10-foot room requires 100 square feet of tile plus a 10 percent amount for waste and cuts, or 15 percent if the room is oddly shaped. It is best to estimate slightly more than the job requires so as to not run short.