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. Our results also include and consider the possible wastage during the installation of tiles.
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 prefered for wet and humid areas such as kitchen and bathrooms due to their natural water resisting ability.
In comparison with hardwoods 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, tile are also easily replaceable. Our calculator do recommend to buy at least 5% extra tiles to makeup for tiles that get damage 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.
How to calculate tiles needed for floor or wall?
To find how many tiles you need. The first step is to find out the area of related wall or floor. You can use a measuring tape to measure the area. Make sure you measure area in some common unit such as foot, meter, inches, yards, millimeters or centimeters. All of these units are supported by our calculator.
In case, the area in the question is irregular or an odd shape. Calculate area of small shapes individually and add them to reach the total.
Formula of area is Length x Width. Remember that both measurements should be in same units. In case you need help with calculating the area, please check out our square feet calculator.
Calculate Area of a Tile:
You are also going to need the measurements for a tile that you are going to use in your project. Consider same guidelines as mentioned above to calculate the area of a wall or floor. Make sure that length and width are in same unit.
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.