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FutureStarrCalculate How Many Tiles Needed for a Room
Trying to figure out how many tiles you'll need to cover your floor? This tool will help you complete the tile coverage for your room.
Calculate the overage you'll need. You should never buy just the amount of tile you need since you also need a bit extra for cuts, waste, breaks, and mistakes. Multiply the square footage of the room by 10%, then add this amount to the total square of the room. This is the total amount of square footage you should buy. To continue with the example we started above, .10 x 120 = 12, and 120 + 12 = 122. We'll need 122 square feet of tile.If you’re calculating how much area you’ll need to cover with wall tiles, you’ll need to account for any doors and windows. If that is the case, calculate coverage for the entire wall as well as the square footage of all doors and windows (measuring from the top edge of the frame to ensure space). Then subtract the area of all windows and doors from the total coverage of the wall. (Source:
- Measuring a Shower – Showers can be divided into rectangular sections (which is the easy part), but if you have a niche or a bench, that’s a few extra measurements to keep track of. Separate each section by the tiles you plan to use, grouping by material to calculate the square footage needed for all surfaces. Don’t forget to include the depth of the sides of niches and windows too! If you plan to have border tiles, calculate them the same way you measured for trim above, by measuring the perimeter of the shower area and dividing the number by 12 to determine the total linear feet of border tiles needed for your design! (Source: www.tileclub.com)
- Measuring a Kitchen Backsplash – Kitchen walls are generally rectangular shaped but there are often windows, doors, appliances, and hood areas to be considered. First, calculate the area of the entire wall you plan to cover, then subtract the area of the window or other elements that are on the wall. It is easier when you divide your space into smaller sections – such as left of a range, right of a range, and so on. (Source: www.tileclub.com)