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**Calculating Square Footage**

*February 17, 2017*

The difficulty in calculating square footage is correctly measuring your area.Â I am going to post a picture below and give you the area (width/height) under the left of the cabinets, the under to the right of the cabinets and then the center area.Â Once we have those measurements I am going to explain how to calculate the math so you know that you are buying enough but not too much tile.

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From the left side to center is: 14"t x 22"w

From the right side to center is: 14"t x 23"w

Center area is: 38"t x 32"w

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What you do next is multiply each section width x height and that will give you the total number of square inches

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Area 1:Â 14 x 22 = 308

Area 2:Â 14 x 23 = 322

Area 3:Â 38 x 32 = 1216

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TOTALÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1846 square inches

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Now you take that number and you divide it by 144 which is the number of sq inches in 1 sq ft

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1846 / 144 = 12.819 sf

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So now you know that you have 13 sf (you have to round up no matter what is after the decimal.

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Now the general rule of thumb in construction is to add 10% to the total number of sq ft needed, so in this case:

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13 x .10 = 1.3 (this would be 2)

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YOU HAVE 15 SQUARE FEET

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