Bamboo Slat Results

Estimating the amount of bamboo slats you need is not quite as simple as it seems. To estimate the amount of bamboo slats you'll need to buy, enter the overall dimensions of the area to be covered. Ignore anything that butts into the room, like a fireplace or a closet - enter the total outside length and width. Round up to the nearest foot.

Here's how many bamboo slats you'll need to cover the area calculated. Remember that this is just an estimate; you may need more, depending on your specific layout. We've figured in a 10 percent cushion for waste, but you'll need more if you have a lot of windows, doors and electric outlets (every cut piece involves some waste). To be sure you're ordering enough, draw a diagram of your layout.


Total area in square feet:

Number of 6-foot slats required:

Number of 8-foot slats required:

Keep in mind that many tile stores only sell tiles in full cartons, which will also affect how much you need to buy. If each carton contains 25 tiles and you need 125, you'll need five cartons. If you need 126, you'll need six cartons. Don't despair - it's always a good idea to have extra tiles left over for future repairs.