## Tile Calculator

Take the guesswork out of tile installation and save time and money by using the below calculator to accurately determine the number of tiles needed for your room, based on the room dimensions, tile size, and grout width, ensuring that you purchase the correct amount of tiles and avoiding any unnecessary trips to the store or delays in your project

**Tile Calculator**

**What Are Tiles?**

A tile is thin construction material usually square or rectangular in shape. It is manufactured from a tough material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, and walls.

**Purpose of Tile Flooring in House**

The following are the main purpose of installing tiles in the house,

- Tiles have a polished clean surface, which offers easy cleaning.
- It is easily available in the market and offers various attractive colors, shapes, and designs.
- The tiles are durable construction materials.

The flooring tiles are mostly used in the kitchen, bedroom, leaving room, bathroom, drawing room, terrace, swimming pool and etc.

It is better to choose ISO-Certified tiles from a leading brand; I would like to suggest using Lavish Ceramics Floor tiles like:

- Glazed porcelain tiles
- polished glazed vitrified tiles
- double charge tiles
- soluble salt tiles
- wooden tiles
- outdoor tiles

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**Standard Size of Flooring Tiles**

Floor tiles are generally manufactured in rectangle and square shapes and they come in a variety of sizes to choose from. Some of the standard sizes of floor tiles and wall tiles are given below,

**Floor Tile Size**

12 inch ×12 inch

18 inch ×18 inch

12 inch ×24 inch

**Wall Tile Size**

8 inch×10 inch

10-inch x 12 inch

Bigger than above also used.

Many manufacturers even create larger tile sizes such as 24”×48”, 36”×36’, and 48”×48”

The Larger size tiles have a minimalist style and design; they are strongly impressive on the floors at first glance.

If you like minimalist and modern settings, large floor tiles are perfect for you. And, if you are a fan of classic tile, then there is no limit to choice.

In the case of kitchen flooring tiles, the 12-inch tiles are standard and are manufactured from different materials like porcelain, ceramic, and various natural stone options.

The standard size of tile for the bathroom includes 8 inches, 6 inches, 4 inches, and 2 inches. Wall suits for bathroom floors and walls may be tiny mosaic tiles to gigantic tiles, which can reach meters in length.

Choosing the right size of floor tile is essential to give your home an elegant appearance. Selecting a small bathroom floor tile size, you should keep in mind that large tiles create a calm feeling which is perfect for bathrooms with limited space.

Select a large size of neutral colors such as white or gray or rectangular-shaped tiles that look fabulous in bathrooms and can be installed vertically and horizontally.

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## how to calculate the number of tiles needed for a room

First, we will calculate the number of tiles needed for a floor in an sq. m unit. (Unit of measurement is sq. m.). You can also use the above tile calculator.

**Step- 1 Measure the **Area of the **Room or Floor**

Take the length and width measurements of your room in the meter unit.

- Suppose, Length of the room floor is 10m and the Width of the room floor is 8m.
- It is a 10m x 8m Room.

**Step – 2 Calculate the Area of the Room or Floor**

The area can be calculated by just multiplying the length and width of the floor together.

So, Area = Length x Width = 10m x 8m = 80 sq. m.

**Step – 3 Measure the Size of the Tiles**

- Take measurements of the tile selected or propose to be installed in a given flooring area.

Let’s take size of tile is 0.30 m x 0.30 m (30cm x 30cm)

**Step – 4 Calculate the Area of the Tile**

The tile’s area can be calculated by just multiplying its length and width together.

Area of Tile = 0.60 m x 0.60 m = 0.36 sq. m.

**Step – 5 Calculate the Number of Tiles Needed For a Floor**

- Nos. of tiles required for a given floor area is calculated by diving the area of the floor by the area of one tile.
- Nos. of Tiles = Area of Floor / Area of One Tile

**= 80 / 0.36 = 222 Nos.**

**Note:** There are always chances of wastage because sometimes cutting is required in many areas. So, always consider at least 5 % wastage, while calculating the number of tiles needed for a floor.

Add an Extra 5 % Quantity of tiles for wastage compensation.

Nos. of Tiles = 222 + 5 % Wastage

= 222 + (222 x 0.05)

= 222 + 11 = **233 nos.**

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## How to Calculate How many tiles I Need for the Floor?

Now, we will calculate the number of tiles needed for a floor in sq. ft unit. (Unit of measurement is sq. ft.)

**Step- 1 Measure the **Area of the **Room or Floor**

Take the length and width measurement of your room in feet units.

Suppose, Length of the room floor is 20 ft. and the Width of the room floor is 15 ft.

So, it is** **a 20 ft. x 15 ft. Room.

**Step – 2 Calculate the Area of the Room or Floor**

The area can be calculated by just multiplying the length and width of the floor together.

So, Area =** **Length x Width = 20 ft. x 15 ft. = 300 sq. ft.

**Step – 3 Measure the Size of the Tiles**

Take measurements of the tile selected or propose to be installed in a given flooring area.

Let’s take the size of the tile as 2 ft. x 2 ft. (24-inch x 24 inches)

**Step – 4 Calculate the Area of the Tile**

The tiles’ area can be calculated by just multiplying their length and width together.

Area of Tile = 2 ft. x 2 ft.= 4 sq. ft.

**Step – 5 Calculate the Number of Tiles Needed For a Floor**

- Nos. of tiles required for a given floor area is calculated by diving the area of the floor by the area of one tile.

Nos. of Tiles = Area of Floor / Area of One Tile

= 300 sq. ft. / 4 sq. ft. = 75 Nos.

**Note:** There are always chances of wastage because sometimes cutting is required in many areas. So, always consider at least 5 % wastage, while calculating the number of tiles needed for a floor.

Add an Extra 5 % Quantity of tiles for wastage compensation.

Nos. of Tiles = 75 + 5 % Wastage

= 75 + (75 x 0.05)

= 75 + 4 = 79 nos.

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**How to Calculate Skirting Tiles**

Skirting quantity is generally measured in the running meter. So, for calculating the number of skirting tiles required to measure the running meter length of the room.

(Note: skirting is measured in running feet or running meter)

Take the** **size of the room is 10 m x 8 m.

Now, Measure the Perimeter or Running meter length of the room.

If you have the length and width of the room, then you can easily calculate the running meter of the room by just multiplying the length and width twice and summing it.

Running meter length of room* *= (2 x 10m) + (2 x 8m) = 36m.

- We have to deduct the length of the
- Size of Door = 1 m x 2.1m, Length of door = 1 m.
- Actual Running meter length of Skirting = 36 m – 1 m = 35 m.
- So, 36 m is the running meter of the room on which skirting tiles are required to install.

**How to Calculate Skirting Tiles For Room**

In skirting tiles calculation, the number of skirting tiles can be calculated by just diving the running meter length of the room by the length of the skirting tile selected.

Suppose, skirting tiles size is 30cm x 7cm ( 0.30 m x 0.07 m)

In the above size of tile 0.30m length of tile and 0.07 m height the tile.

The number of Skirting Tiles = 35 m / 0.30 m = 116.66 Nos., Correct it = 117 m.

## Skirting Calculator

## FAQs:

### Q.1 How do I calculate how many tiles I need?

To calculate the number of tiles required for a floor we should know the area of the floor and the single tile. To do so simply multiply the length and breadth of the floor to know the area and repeat the same for the tile. Dividing the area of the floor with the tile floor gives us the no. of tiles required for the floor. Round off it to the nearest integer.

### Q.2 How many 12 x 12 (inches) tiles do I need for 100 square feet?

12 x 12-inch tile has an area equal to 1 square foot, i.e 12 inches x 12 inches = 144 sq inches which is equal to 1 sq foot. Hence to accommodate 100 sq feet with tiles we will require** **100 such tiles of 12 x 12 inches.

### Q.3 **What is the Standard Size of Flooring Tiles**?

Tiles for the floor are available in standard sizes of:

12 inch ×12 inch

18 inch ×18 inch

12 inch ×24 inch

### How to Calculate Tiles Needed for a Floor

Multiply the tile length by the width to figure the area that one tile will cover in square inches. Divide the result by 144 to convert it to square feet. Then, divide the area you’re tiling by the square footage of one tile to determine how many tiles you need. Again, round up to the nearest whole number.

### How Many Tiles Come in a Box

8 to 12 Tile per Box

The number of tiles in the box depends on tile size. In 12×12 inch tiles, each box contains 8-12 tiles per box.

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