Nitro Sand & Polymeric Sand Simplified Calculator

Alliance Gator a leader in polymeric sands, geogrids and geofabrics. Along with premium in house made specialties for a paver installation like our Gator Base system.

Enter sizes in Imperial measurements

Metric Imperial
Paver length (cm/in.)
Paver width (cm/in.)
Paver height (cm/in.)
Joint width (mm/in.)
Area (m2/sq.ft)
inch inch/dec. mm
1/16 0.06 1.6
1/8 0.13 3.2
3/16 0.19 4.8
1/4 0.25 6.4
5/16 0.31 7.9
3/8 0.38 9.5
7/16 0.44 11.1
1/2 0.5 12.7
9/16 0.56 14.3
5/8 0.63 15.9
11/16 0.69 17.5
3/4 0.75 19.1
13/16 0.81 20.6
7/8 0.86 21.8

Quantity of Bags and Pails Needed (Rounded Up)

Gator Tile Sand

Nitro Sand

Polymeric Sand

15.9 KG bag (35 lbs)
18.1 KG pail (40 lbs)
22.7 KG bag (50 lbs)
Beige
Grey
Black
Ivory
inch inch/dec. mm
1/16 0.06 1.6
1/8 0.13 3.2
3/16 0.19 4.8
1/4 0.25 6.4
5/16 0.31 7.9
3/8 0.38 9.5
7/16 0.44 11.1
1/2 0.5 12.7
9/16 0.56 14.3
5/8 0.63 15.9
11/16 0.69 17.5
3/4 0.75 19.1
13/16 0.81 20.6
7/8 0.86 21.8
Note: Pavers with large spacer bars will typically use 10 to 15% less sand than this calculation. Instead, a mock-up installation is recommended to determine the quantity required. When using multiple size pavers for a project, calculate and enter the average length and width in the Simplified Sand Calculator.