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Figuring Out Square Footage for Tile

## Figuring Out Square Footage for Tile

I'll admit, I was a little bit of a skeptic when I first saw the promise of a new kind of tile with a built-in Bluetooth tracker that could be installed in a fraction of the time it would take to simply lay a rug. I've never seen anything like it. But it was intriguing. In part because it was such a new concept and in part because of what it might mean for the future of tile shopping.

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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. Let’s say you’re dealing with an L-shaped area. Break it down into smaller sections of squares or rectangles and label each one with a letter. Continue measuring the width and height of each section and then calculating the area for them as individual units as explained in Step 3. Finally, add them together for the total square footage. The more individual spaces you’re measuring to add together, the more overage you’ll want to add to ensure full coverage.- 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!

Translate the square footage to the amount of tile you need. Tile typically comes in boxes, and you have to buy the whole box. Divide the total square footage of the room by the total square footage of the tile in the box. In our example, let's say each box contains 10 square feet of tile. So if you need 120 square feet, 10 goes into 120 12 times, so you'll need to buy at least 12 boxes.How to calculate floor tiles needed?:- measure the length and width or two sides of room in feet, consider a room is 10 feet wide by 12 feet in length, multiply two measurement as 10’×12′ = 120 sq ft, to get 120 square footage of floor space in room, add 10% as waste, so 10% of 120 sq ft = 12, add it, you will get 120+12 = 132 sq ft, this is total square footage of this floor space in room as 132 square feet (length × width + waste). If tile size is 12×12, since a 12×12 ceramic tile is one square feet, so you will need 132 tiles of one square footage to cover 132 sq ft of floor space. (Source: civilsir.com)

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