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Tile Calculator



Our tile calculator allows you determine number of tiles required to cover a floor or a wall. This tile calculator also accounts for the gap / grout between tiles.

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Our tile calculator allows you to determine the number of tiles required to cover a floor or a wall. This tile calculator also accounts for the gap / grout between tiles. Our results also include and consider the 5% wastage during the installation of tiles.

This tile calculator is the rapid and effortless way to get the results that how many tiles do you need to get the job done. Whether it is for wall or floor ,large or small places it is quick and easy way to determine the cost and help you stay within your budget.

How to calculate tiles needed for floor or wall?

Calculate Area:

To find how many tiles you need. The first step is to find out the area of the wall or floor on which you want to install the tiles. You can use a measuring tape to measure the area. Make sure you measure area in common unit such as foot, meter, inches, yards, millimeters or centimeters. All of these units are supported by our calculator.

Formula of area = Length x Width.

Formula of area is Length x Width. Remember that both measurements should be in the same units. In case you need help with calculating the area, please check out our square feet calculator.

MEASUREMENT OF THE AREA:

At first, you should measure the area with the measuring tape where you need to install the tiles.

  1. For the floor, measure the length of one side of the room and then measure the width of another side of the room.
  2. For the wall, measure the height of the wall up to down and width of the wall from right to left.
  3. Add an important part of the calculation – the size of the gap you want between the tiles.

CALCULATE THE MEASUREMENTS:

Multiply the length and width measurements to obtain the result, which will give you the total square feet of the wall or floor areas,
e.g. if the floor-length is 14ft and width 10ft, multiply 14 by 10 so, your calculation will be 140 ft2. Repeat the process for each wall or floor area where you want to install the tiles and then add all of the sum together.

Windows and doors area should be eliminated while taking measurements.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape_measure

Calculate Area of a Tile:

You also need the measurements for a tile that you are going to use in your project. Consider the same guidelines as mentioned above to calculate the area of a wall or floor. Make sure that the length and width are in the same unit.

It is necessary to know the size of the tile before installing the tile on the required area. If we take the size of the tile in feet just multiply the length by width e.g.1ft.1ft.=1ft2

We took the size of tile for an example, you can change it according to your desire.

Gap size 0.25mm

Length of the area 14ft, width of area 10ft =140ft2.So, we need exact 140 tiles and include 5% wastage. Then, we need 147 tiles to install on the required place.

Tiles with the same length and width are the most demanding, accessible and uncomplicated to install but the tiles with other shapes like rectangular, parallelogram and unique style shapes also exist, despite that installation is not as easy.

Size of the Gap:

Floor or wall tiles are typically installed with gaps between the tiles because the tiles look quite similar but they are not in regular shape and size and cannot be filled properly if installed without any gap. These gaps are commonly filled with grout. Typically the size of the gap is half of an inch.

What is grout?

Grout is a cement based mixture. It is used to fill the gap between tiles and bind the tiles together. It is necessary that when calculating required tiles, you should also account for the area that will be occupied by grout mixture. Our tile calculator, accounts for the area of grout as well.

Wastage of Tiles:

It’s important to buy more tiles than you need to cover the area.Because the tiles can be waste in cutting factor, can be break and probably it run out of the stock during your mid project.

Workout the boxes of tiles:

Tiles usually come in boxes and the amount is labelled on the box.divide the total square meterage of the room by the total square meterage of the tile.for example, if the room is 140 square metres and each box has 10 square metres tile inside the box.Then, you will need 14 boxes.

Workout the boxes of tiles:

Tiles usually come in boxes and the amount is labelled on the box.divide the total square meterage of the room by the total square meterage of the tile.for example, if the room is 140 square metres and each box has 10 square metres tile inside the box.Then, you will need 14 boxes.

What material is used to make tile:

Tiles are made up of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, concrete, stones and other composite materials. Tiling stones are typically onyx, granite, marble, or slate.

Some of the most popular types of tiles:

  1. Marble Tile: There is nothing like marble tile.This is the most demanding tile and it keeps your home cool.
  2. Ceramic Tile: Tiles made from ceramic are formulated of thin slabs of clay and other materials that are solidified by firing in an oven and then varnished with a glaze. Ceramic tiles are in trend especially in modern houses and are available in various colors and color combinations. In addition to standard sizes, custom sizes can also be supplied to meet fixed requirements.
  3. Terrazzo Tile: Terrazzo, is attractive and one of the toughest products available when it comes to tiling materials. It is one of the most versatile tiling options available in the industry. Made by mixing marble, granite, quartz, or glass chips into a cement binder.
  4. Granite Tile: It is an igneous rock that gets formed when exposed to a high heat. Its structure is crystalline, and tiles made from granite are very heavy and strong. Granite floors are very invulnerable to spills or stains.
  5. Limestone Tile: Limestone has chemical composition of Calcium Carbonate. Limestone is an excellent material that can be used for the decoration of any area. Its products include tiles, pavers, slabs, and even mosaic tiles. The limestone rocks have beautiful textures as they are sedimentary rocks by nature

Maintenance of tile:

In comparison with hardwood and carpet, tiles are very easy to maintain and can last very long with little effort. From dirt to liquid, all type of stains can be removed easily by simply swiping wet cloth over them.

Other than maintenance, tiles are also easily replaceable. Our calculator does recommend to buy at least 5% extra tiles to makeup for tiles that get damaged during installation or over time. It is a good practice to buy extra tile even if you don’t expect tiles to get damaged during installation. Because sometimes, specific design may not be available at the time, when you floor tiles get damaged.

Importance of tiles:

Tiles play an important role in interior design, setting the look and feel of the house. It gives an elegant and pleasant look in our homes. Non-porous and slip-resistant tiles are perfect for bathrooms with their functional benefits. Bathroom tile color can help create a unique look. Tiles are the most popular option for floors / walls. They are the best choice due to their durability, variety of colors, sizes and textures. Although they are suited for almost any room in the house but they are preferred for wet and humid areas such as kitchen and bathrooms due to their natural water-resisting ability.

How to install the tile on the bathroom floor?

  1. First you measure the bathroom using measuring tape that how much grout, tile, mortar and backboard will be needed. Purchasing the right amount of tiles before starting your installation process reduces the risk of mismatch of color and texture during production lot.
  2. Calculate the tiles using our tile calculator to get exact quantity.
  3. Laying edges of the tiles first if you are using contrast trim then lay down tiles in a configuration that will use the most whole tiles. Use tile spacers to make sure tiles are square and evenly spaced.
  4. Position tiles to minimize the visibility of tiles that must be cut to size. Once the best layout has been set on, measure tiles that must be cut to complete coverage.
  5. To complete floor, use a tile saw to cut tiles.
  6. Place cut tiles to complete tile layout and make sure tiles are spaced evenly, are spare. When satisfied with the layout and looks fulfill your demand, remove tile to apply thinset mortar.
  7. Using a notched trowel, apply a thin layer of thin-set mortar to the floor in small sections. A few at a time replace tiles, once again using spacers to help hold position.
  8. When tiles are all in place properly then allow mortar to dry and leave for 24 hours before continuing the next process.
  9. When the mortar is dry remove the spacer and mix the grout then fill the gaps between the tiles.
  10. When grout has been completely applied, wipe out the excess grout with a sponge.it should be thorough because once the grout has set then it is difficult to remove. Within 24 hours grout is ready to walk.