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Tile Grout Calculator

## Tile Grout Calculator

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There are a number of tile grout calculators available online, but they’re not all created equal.

### Tile

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Tile grout is a material used to fill in the gaps between the tiles to avoid dirt and liquid from coming in. When installing tiles, we place the tiles with gaps between each other to decrease the chances of future cracking or lifting off of tiles due to thermal or structural deformation of the floor or wall, tile expansion, or tile movement. Using tile grout also adds to the aesthetics of a tile installation, especially of ceramic tiles, like in this picture:

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)

### Tiling

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To find out how much grout is required you need to first calculate exactly how much space you are tiling. If you are tiling space which is not a simple rectangle or you are tiling multiple areas you need to break up the area into multiple rectangles and add the total area together. To calculate the area simple multiply the width by the length of the area and you will get the total area.

It's that time! You are about to start your tiling project. New tiles can help bring a new lease of life into your home. Whether you are doing your bathroom, kitchen, dining space or any other room it takes some planning to ensure that you keep within your budget and you know exactly how much material you need. When starting a tiling project there are three key materials you need; tiles, adhesive & grout. (Source: www.tilingadvice.co.uk)

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