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How to Calculate Area of a Room for Tiling

How to Calculate Area of a Room for Tiling

How to Calculate Area of a Room for Tiling

This is a problem I just started to work on for a personal project lately. This article is about a particular mathematical way of finding the area of surfaces and solids.

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lFor Square or Rectangular Areas, Such As a Wall or Floor, Multiply the Length by the Width to Get the Area in Square Feet. If the Dimensions Aren’t a Whole Number (i.e., the Measurement Includes Feet and Inches), Divide the Number of Inches by 12 to Convert It to Feet, Add That Decimal to the Number of Feet, and Complete the Rest of the Calculation As Described Above to Get the Area in Square Feet. Always Round up Your Total to the Nearest Foot When the Area Includes a Decimal. (SLet’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.

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. (Source: www.tileclub.com)

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- 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!

Tile size can range anywhere from smaller mosaics that are 3/8", to 24" × 48" slab tiles and everything in between. Square sizes (same width and length) are the most popular, accessible, and easiest to install. While straight edge tiles (rectangular, square, parallelogram) are the most common, unique tile shapes also exist, though installation is not as easy. Large tile sizes can make smaller rooms appear bigger, as well as more open and clean because there are fewer grout lines. However, installing larger tiles results in more wastage, while using smaller tiles can help add texture to a room. (Source: www.calculator.net)

 

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