How Many 12 Ft Tiles Do I Need To Cover A Floor That Is 13 X 13 Ft?

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My answer also assumes you meant 12-inch tiles.  It will take 169 tiles, but assuming you do not use a diagonal pattern, after accounting for spacing for grout you will not need any extra for the cuts, and any small chips discovered along one edge of a few tiles can be cut off.  The only extra you should need is in case you break one or two tiles during installation or sometime in the future.  If you can be reasonably sure you will be able to go back to the store and buy a few more from the same lot in the event of a major mishap during installation, a half dozen extra, or 175 total, is probably plenty.
 
As an aside, a more typical tile size is 13 inches.  In which, case you would only need 144 tiles without mishaps.  13-inch floor tiles frequently come in boxes of 14, so 11 boxes would be plenty.
 
If perchance you are asking about linoleum or vinyl tiles where there are no grout lines, then 175 tiles will still be enough as long as the room is definitely not more than 1/2 and inch greater than 13 ft at any point along the walls, because these tiles are not likely to break.
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No less than 169 and add 10% for breakage and mishaps.  If you are buying them separately, then this is good, but if you are buying by the dozen, then you'll have to spend a bit more.  Have fun!!
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I'm sure you meant 12 inch tiles!

169 covers exactly 13 x 13, but it's very unlikely that will be enough.  Some people start in the center and work their way out, so you might end up with a row of cut tiles at the edge, and if you're not exact about the dimensions of the room, that may require a whole row of cut tiles on the other side.   Adding 10% is a good rule of thumb so you have extras.  Also, keep some for later mishaps too.  Tile either has the color all the way through, or what is more common is to have a glaze coat.  In the later case, a dropped item will chip the color layer and it will be more obvious, and may require replacement.

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12 feet long, and 11 feet wide, 1 foot square of 20 tiles for $55.60, how much will it cost

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