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The number and cost of the tiles needed to tile the flthe dimensions used for the floor is 350mm X 350mm.will you use 350mm,356mm 362mm? in your calculations to determine the number of tiles to buy

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Use 350 then add 12% to the number of tiles needed. You will have off guts breakage.

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