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Tile Calculator

Welcome to our Tile Quantity Calculator! Designed to simplify your DIY tiling projects, this user-friendly tool helps you accurately calculate the amount of tiles needed for any room. Whether you're updating your bathroom, kitchen, or flooring, our calculator adjusts for walls, floors, and subtracts spaces for doors and windows to ensure you purchase the correct quantity of tiles. Just enter your measurements, choose your dimension type—meters, centimeters, millimeters, or inches—and let our calculator do the rest. Don't forget to account for wastage by selecting the appropriate wastage percentage, ensuring you have enough tiles to complete your project beautifully and efficiently.

Expert Tips for Calculating Tile Meterages

Accounting for Wastage:

Wastage is essential to consider when ordering tiles to ensure you have enough material to complete your project, considering potential cuts and breakages. The amount of wastage you should include can vary depending on the tile laying pattern:

  • Standard Grid: Add 10% to your total area for standard grid patterns.

  • Diagonal Patterns: Increase to 15% as diagonal cuts lead to more wastage.

  • Complex Patterns (such as herringbone): Allow for up to 20% wastage due to the complexity and the number of cuts required.

Architectural Features:

When measuring the area you plan to tile, it's crucial to account for every detail that could affect tile placement and quantity:

  • Window Sills and Reveals: Measure the area of window sills and any side reveals if you plan to tile these sections.

  • Architrave Around Doors: Ensure measurements extend to the edge of the architrave or door frame if you are tiling up to doorways.

  • Skirting Boards and Coving: If you're tiling walls, decide whether you'll tile behind or up to skirting boards and coving. Remove skirting boards if you plan to tile behind them and reattach afterwards for a seamless finish.

  • Nooks and Crannies: Pay attention to small spaces that might need extra tiles to fit, such as alcoves or behind radiators.

Practical Reminders:

  • Always Double-Check Measurements: It's vital to measure more than once to ensure accuracy before ordering tiles.

  • Use a Reliable Measuring Tool: Invest in a good quality tape measure or digital measuring device for precise results.

  • Consider Tile Size and Shape: Larger tiles might require fewer tiles overall, but they may lead to more wastage when cutting to fit small areas.

  • Update Calculations If Plans Change: Reassess your tile needs if you adjust your initial design or layout plan.

By following these guidelines, you'll ensure that you order the correct amount of tiles, accounting for all aspects of the installation area and minimizing potential issues during your tiling project. Our Tile Quantity Calculator is here to help you get started on the right foot with accurate measurements and estimates.

Disclaimer: Our Tile Calculator is intended as a helpful guide only and we take no responsibility for incorrect tile quantities resulting from the use of it.

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Tile Designs

Explore the world of tile designs and discover how they can transform any space into a work of art. From the timeless elegance of subway tiles to the intricate patterns of Moroccan-inspired ceramics, tile design offers endless possibilities to enhance your home's decor.


Cool Fact: Did you know that the world's oldest known tiles date back to ancient Egypt around 4,000 BC? These ceramic tiles were not only decorative but were also used to cover the floors of palaces and homes, proving the durability and timeless appeal of tiled surfaces. Dive into tile designs to find the perfect blend of style and historical charm for your space!

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