## Floor Tiles Calculation Formula

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.

- 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.
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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 .**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.

**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.

= 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.

**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.

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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.

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.

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