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Question from Karen:

How many 20"X20" tiles do I need to cover 90 sq. ft?


It depends on the shape of the 90 square foot region. 20 inches is 20/12 = 1.666 feet so 20 inches by 20 inches is 1.666 × 1.666 = 2.778 square feet and 90/2.778 = 32.4 so it will take at least 33 tiles but I can't tell you the exact number.


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