Home renovations are always exciting when you have the final picture in your head. However, the process could turn out to be more challenging than expected. There are a ton of things that you need to handle in advance before you can start the actual work. You need to choose the furniture and fittings, select the colour schemes, and most importantly, buy the tiles that will add that extra finishing look to your interior, especially when it comes to the bathroom or kitchen.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect tiles for the renovated space, one big question lies ahead – how many tiles do I need? Even if you’ve measured the room and know how many square meters it is, how many 60cmx60cm tiles is 1 square meter?
In this article, we’ll help you get a better understanding of how to calculate how many tiles you need to buy in order to successfully finish your renovation and enjoy a brilliant and visually aesthetic result.
How many floor tiles do I need?
Let’s start with floor measurements for any floor projects that you may undertake. Every floor is different but there are a few standard tips and tricks you can use.
If the flooring in the room is standard or square, the calculations won’t be anything too complex. All you need to do is measure the width and length of the space. The standard tile dimensions are provided in square meters. Therefore, it’s best to measure using centimeters or millimeters. Once you have the necessary numbers, multiply the width by the length and you’ll get the area in square meters. However, you can also measure in feet and translate the result to meters later on.
If the results aren’t whole numbers and there are feet and inches included, you can divide the number of inches by 12 to turn it into feet. Add the decimal to the number of feet and continue to get the result in square feet. It’s important to round up the total if you’re working with decimals.
Let’s look at an example, measuring in centimetres. If you have a width of 400 and a length of 300, you’ll need to do the following:
400 cm x 300 cm = 120,000 cm
In order to convert the result to square meters, all you have to do is divide the total by 10,000 as one square meter equals 100cm x 100cm.
120,000 cm / 10,000 cm = 12 ㎡
When buying the tiles, it’s advisable to lean an extra 10% to make up for any damaged tiles or cuts that are necessary to create the perfect fit. For this purpose, multiply the ㎡ by 1.1 or in our example:
12 x 1.1 = 13.2 ㎡ (the number of tiles you’ll need in square meters)
Now that you know the area of the floor, the next question comes to mind – how many tiles do I need per square meter?
The answer will depend on whether you’re looking to buy tile boxes with multiple tiles or individual tiles, which are better suited or smaller areas, as in a half bath, for example. If you’re going for tile boxes, check the box to find out the square meters that tile tiles are designed to cover. For example, if your area is 12 ㎡ and the box is designed to cover an area of 6 ㎡, you’ll need to to the following:
12 ㎡ / 6 ㎡ = 2 or you’ll need two boxes of tiles
If you’re buying individual tiples, you’ll need to find out the measurements that each tile is designed to cover. When you are purchasing individual tiles, you’ll be provided with that information on the packaging. All you have to do is multiply the tile length by the width to establish what area one tile will cover. Divide to convert the result to square meters and divide again the area you want to renovate by the square meters of one tile. This will give you the number of tiles that you’ll need.
How many wall tiles do I need?
Measuring walls is to determine how many wall tiles you’ll need is not all that different. Most walls have rectangular shapes but also have windows and doors. Start by calculating the wall’s full size and subtract any windows and doors. Multiply the height by the length and convert to ㎡ by dividing by 10,000 cm.
Next, take the height and width of the doors and windows. Multiply them and again convert to ㎡ by dividing by 10,000 cm. Add the results together if there are both windows and doors or several windows on the wall. Remove the result from the initial wall size and you’ll get the number of tiles that you’ll need for the area. Don’t forget to add in an extra 10% for any broken tiles or flawed cuts.
We hope that you’ll enjoy a quick and stress-free tile purchasing process now that you know this valuable and essential information. We’re here to offer excellent, high-quality, and durable tiles in Leicester and turn any renovation into a dream come true.