What is this tile calculator for? After you've chosen just the right color, style and size of tiles you need to know how many do you need to get the job done. The tile calculator makes it quick and easy to get the answer to "how many tiles do I need".
How many tiles do I need?
- Enter the length and width of the tiles that you're working with to get their square footage.
- Add an important but sometimes overlooked part of the calculation - the size of the gap you want between the tiles.
- Now it's time for the length of the area to be covered.
- And finally, add the width of the area to be covered.
Hey presto - now you know how many tiles you need. Please note that the tile calculator automatically adds 5% to the total, to account for things like breakage and other things that occur over the course of tiling that make it impossible to use a particular tile. If you want to check out the biggest possible length and width of a single tile for your surface, you'd better try the GCF calculator to get an immediate answer.
The tile calculator operates on very much the same idea as the brick calculator and is different than tools that solve volume-based problems, such as the mulch calculator, where you are working in three dimensions.