# Paver Calculator – Find Your Paver Quantity

Use our paver calculator to estimate how many pavers you’ll need for your project. We’ll also show you how to manually calculate the number of pavers you need and estimate total costs.

## Paver Calculator: How Many Pavers Do I Need?

To use the paver calculator, measure the length and width of the area you’ll be paving in feet and inches. Then select your paver size to determine the number of pavers to purchase.

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## Common Sizes of Patio Pavers

Before calculating the number of pavers needed, you must determine what size you’ll use.

The most common pavers sizes are 6 x 6 inches, 8 x 8 inches, 12 x 12 inches, 16 x 16 inch, and 24 x 24 inch. Here’s how they correlate to square footage.

- 6” x 6” paver = 0.25 square feet
- 8” x 8” paver = 0.44 square feet
- 12” x 12” paver = 1 square foot
- 16” x 16” paver = 1.77 square feet
- 24” x 24” paver = 4 square feet

To calculate a paver’s square footage, multiply the length by the width in inches and divide by 144.

Paver square footage = length x width in inches ÷ 144

## How to Calculate How Many Pavers to Purchase

To calculate how many pavers you need, measure the length and width of your construction area in feet. Then multiply the length by the width to determine the square footage.

**Note:** *If you’re laying pavers in an irregular shape (not square or rectangle), divide the area into smaller rectangle sections, find the square footage of each section, and then add them all together for the total.*

Once you have the total square footage, divide that number by the square footage of the paver you’ll be using.

Number of Pavers = Total Square Footage ÷ Individual Paver Square Footage

For example, if your paver area is 240 square feet, and you’ll be using a 6” x 6” paver that covers 0.25 square feet, you’ll need 960 pavers.

If your paver area is 240 square feet, and you’ll be using a 24” x 24” paver that covers 4 square feet, you’ll need 60 pavers.

## How to Determine the Cost of Pavers

Once you’ve determined the number of pavers you need, calculate the cost by multiplying the number of pavers required by the cost of pavers.

Total cost = number of pavers x cost per paver

For example, if you need 60 pavers and the cost of each is $18, multiply 60 x $18 for a total cost of $1,080.

## Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

### How many pavers do I need for a 12 x 12 patio?

A 12’ x 12’ patio is 144 square feet. The number of pavers you need depends upon the size you choose. For example, you’ll need 576 of the 6” x 6” pavers, 144 of the 12” x 12” pavers, or 36 of the 24” x 24” pavers. You can also add an extra 5-10% for waste.

### How much should I factor in for waste on a patio paver?

For a simple design, add a 5% waste factor. For a curved or irregular patio paver design, factor in 10% waste. To add a 5% waste factor, multiply the number of pavers by 1.05. To factor in a 10% waste factor, multiply the number of pavers you need by 1.10.

### How many 16” x 16” pavers do I need for a 12’ x 12’ patio?

A 12’ x 12’ patio is 144 square feet. Each 16” x 16” paver covers 1.77 square feet. So at a minimum, you’ll need 82 pavers. With a 5% waste factor, you’ll need 86 pavers.

### How many 12” x 12” pavers should I buy for a 10’ x 10’ area?

A 10’ x 10’ area equals 100 square feet. Since each 12” x 12” paver covers one square foot, you’ll need a minimum of 100 square feet. To account for waste, purchase 105 to 110 pavers, depending on the complexity of your design.