In this post, you’ll learn how to calculate materials for **brick flat soling**.

There are two types of brick soling – **Flat soling** and **Edge soling**.

In buildings, flat soling is mostly used.

So, I’ll show you the process of calculating **Bricks **and **Sand **for flat soling.

Before that, let’s see…

## How To Measure Brick Flat Soling

Brick flat soling is normally applied to foundations and ground level.

And it’s measured in **square feet** or **square meters**.

Let’s see brick flat soling in a foundation bed:

From the image, you can calculate the quantity of flat soling.

The formula is,

= **Length × Width**

= 10′ × 10′

= **100 square feet**.

## How To Calculate The Number Of Bricks Required For Flat Soling?

For flat soling, we only need two materials – **Brick **and **Sand**.

Let’s see how to calculate the number of bricks.

For that:

**First**, Calculate The Area Of A Brick In Flat Soling.

And that is,

= 9¾″ × 4¾″

= 46.31 square inches

Or, 0.32 square feet.

[*NOTE: In brick soling, bricks are laid as close as possible. We can assume that the gap between bricks is ¼″.*]

**Now**, Calculate The Required Number Of Bricks.

The formula is,

= **Area of flat soling ÷ Area of a brick**

= 100 ÷ 0.32

= **312 nos**

## How To Calculate The Required Sand Quantity?

For that:

**First**, Calculate The Volume Of The Flat Soling

The formula is,

= **Area of the flat soling × Thickness of the flat soling**

= 100 × 2¾″

= 22.90 cubic feet. [*2¾″ = 0.2292′*]

**Next**, Calculate The Volume Of A Brick.

= 9½″ × 4½″ × 2¾″

= 117.56 cubic inches

Or, 0.06 cubic feet.

**After That**, Calculate The Volume Of The Total Required Bricks.

The formula is,

= **Volume of a brick × Number of required bricks**

= 0.06 × 312

= 18.72 cubic feet.

**Finally**, Get The Quantity Of Required Sand.

The formula is,

= **Volume of the flat soling – Volume of the total required bricks**

= 22.92 – 18.72

= 4.20 cubic feet.

**Summary:**

- Brick flat soling = 100 square feet.

- Bricks = 312 Nos

- Sand = 4.20 cubic feet.

But, for easy calculation, we count the required materials for 100 square feet of flat soling:

- Brick = 300 Nos,

- Sand = 5 cubic feet.

And, I found this correct.

## A Quick Way To Calculate Materials For Flat Soling

For one square foot of flat soling, we require:

- Brick = 300 ÷ 100 =
**3 Nos**

- Sand = 5 ÷ 100 =
**0.05 cubic feet**.

With that, you can now calculate materials for any quantity of brick flat soling.

Let’s say, you want to know the required materials for **500 **square feet of flat soling.

For that:

- Brick = 3 × 500 = 1500 nos

- Sand = 0.05 × 500 = 25 cubic feet.

That’s it.

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