How Many Design Strips do I Need?

Calculating the number of design strips you need to enhance your vinyl floor can seem very daunting at first. But as long as you know the size of both your tiles and your room, we’ll help you figure out the quantity you need in four easy steps.

  1. Calculate the size of your room.
  2. Luckily, we’ve already put together a guide on how to do this easily here.

  3. Calculate how many packs of flooring you’re buying.
  4. This couldn’t be easier, simply find your floor on our site, and type in the area of your room in the grey box on the product page itself. Our website will calculate the number of packs you need.

  5. Find your tile size
  6. Find the dimensions in the table below which match your choice of floor. If you’re not sure about your tile size, it’ll be in the Specification section of the product page, where it says “Dimensions”.

  7. Calculate your strips.
  8. Grab a calculator and multiply the number of boxes you’re buying by the number in the right hand column – this is the number of boxes of design strips you need to buy. Design strips only come in full boxes, so remember to round up to the next whole number.

The below calculations are for tiles with strips along all four sides for a grouting effect. If you’re planning on doing something different, please call us for advice.


Polyflor (50 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of tiles:

305 x 305 tile

0.48

457 x 457 tile

0.32

305 x 610 tile

0.36

305 x 914 tile

0.32

457 x 914 tile

0.25

Karndean (25 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of tiles:

305 x 305 tile

0.97

407 x 407 tile

0.71

305 x 457 tile

0.80

457 x 457 tile

0.64

457 x 610 tile

0.56

The below calculations are for planks with strips along their longest edge for a ship’s decking effect. If you’re planning on doing something different, please call us for advice.


Polyflor (50 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of planks:

101 x 914 plank

0.72

152 x 914 plank

0.48

152 x 1219 plank

0.48

184 x 1219 plank

0.40

203 x 1219 plank

0.38

Karndean (25 Strips per box)

Size of Tile (mm)
Boxes of strips
per box of planks:

76 x 915 plank

1.92

102 x 915 plank

1.44

153 x 915 plank

0.96

178 x 1220 plank

0.80

Please note, these numbers do not account for waste or any other jobsite conditions that may influence actual quantities required to complete your design floor.


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