What is a 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 fast and easy to get the answer on how many tiles you 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.
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 sometimes happen in the course of tiling that make it impossible to use a particular tile.