Creating your own personal custom floor design can be very exciting! With the easy-to-use flooring estimator, planning for your new custom floor is simple. On the reverse of these instructions, is the grid in which you can layout your custom DuraCeramic and DuraCeramic Options floor. The solid lined blocks in the diagram represent 16 inches which allows you to design using DuraCeramic or DuraCeramic Options full size). The dotted lines represent 8 inches which allows you to design using DuraCeramic Options scored and separated. All you need is a pencil, calculator, measuring tape and your imagination. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions below to get started.
Creating A Layout Of Your Room
Pick a corner of your room as a starting point, measure the length of the wall in inches:
________ Step 1 , Divide by 16:
________ Step 2.
The number you calculated in Step 2 represents the number of 16 inch (solid line) blocks that you will trace on the chart (see reverse), representing your wall. Follow your room around, plotting each wall using Steps 1 and 2 until you reach your starting point.
Measure cabinets, islands, or other fixed items and trace into proper position on the chart. You should have the general outline and positioning of your room. Now you can begin to color in the available blocks to design the floor of your dreams!
For DuraCeramic Options, use the dotted center lines to design your room using 8 inch tiles. Use the example above as reference. When complete, fill in the simple calculation below to determine the proper amount of materials.
Designing Using DuraCeramic Or DuraCeramic Options (full tile)
Number of blocks representing 16 inch tiles that you colored: ________ Line A
Divide Line A by 10 to determine carton quantity: ________ Line B
Now multiply Line B by 1.1 to factor in waste from cutting tiles: ________ Line C
Line C represents the number of DuraCeramic or DuraCeramic Options (full size) cartons you will need for your design.
Repeat this method for each color of DuraCeramic tile you choose to design your room with.
Designing Using DuraCeramic Options (8 inch tiles)
Number of blocks representing 8 inch tiles that you colored: ________ Line D
Divide Line D by 4 to determine the number of tiles you need: ________ Line E
Divide Line E by 10 to determine the number of cartons you need: ________ Line F
Now multiply Line F by 1.1 to factor in waste from cutting tiles: ________ Line F
Now multiply Line F by 1.1 to factor in waste from cutting tiles: ________ Line G
Line G represents the number of DuraCeramic Options cartons you will need for your design.
Add Line C and Line G to get the total number of cartons to complete your project: ________ Line H
Calculating The Proper Amount Of DS100 DuraSet Adhesive And DuraCeramic Premixed Grout
To determine the number of gallons of DS100 adhesive divide Line H by 14: ________Line I
Using Grout? Circle the number next to the grout width you intend to use:
1/16” wide – 450
1/8” wide – 325
3/16” wide – 275
1/4” wide – 225
Enter the total number of tile cartons needed from Line H: ________ Line J
Multiply Line J by 17: ________ Line K
Divide Line K by the number you just circled
when selecting grout joint width: ________ Line L
Line L represents how many gallons of grout you will need for your job.
That’s it! You have completed the tile and grout estimation for your custom dream floor!
Print out a pre-made flooring gird to start with