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How to Calculate Backsplash Tile

## How to Calculate Backsplash Tile

Tile Calculator: Calculator with photos of various sized tiles. You can enter the dimensions of your space, or click on a tile in the gallery to give it a try.

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When measuring your kitchen area for a tile backsplash, you’ll want to think about it in areas of width and height. Some kitchens are one long rectangle – very easy to measure the width and height for the area! Most kitchens, however, have elements such as windows and cabinets that break up the area into smaller sections. It is important to take into account every area that will need to be tiled!Figuring out how much tile you're going to need for your backsplash project can be confusing. It is important to make sure you're ordering the right amount, and a little bit extra just to be safe. This is especially true with handmade tile because there will always be natural color variation from one batch to the next. Figuring out the amount of tile you'll need for your kitchen backsplash requires just a few simple calculations, and we're here to guide you through the process step-by-step. However, if you have a complicated backsplash project, it is always best to hire a professional.

Dad, “how do you figure out square footage?” I am going to confess, prior to installing our removable kitchen backsplash, I was not sure how many tiles I needed and how to calculate square footage was making my brain hurt. Would you believe me if I told you that I had my painters tape out and was mapping it out on the wall and trying to determine how much tile I needed? Oh yes, my dad came home from lunch one afternoon to find me taping off our backsplash in the kitchen. Needless to say, I learned fairly quickly how to calculate square footage.Floor or wall tiles are typically installed with gaps between the tiles because the average tile may look quite similar to the next tile, but they are often not uniform in shape and size, and would not fit properly if installed without any gaps. These gaps are most commonly filled with grout, and as such, are often referred to as grout size, or grout lines. Grout is a form of concrete, and the gap between tiles can range from anywhere between one-sixteenth of an inch to half an inch in size. Different sized tiles, materials, and design needs all affect the size of the gaps. Although it is typically more difficult to have small gaps between tiles due to lack of a uniform shape and size, the use of rectified tiles (tiles that undergo additional processing to ensure that they are uniform) can allow for smaller spacing, though at an additional cost. For more uniformly cut tiles such as granite, smaller grout spacing can result in less visibility of grout lines between each tile. (Source: www.calculator.net)

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