Area 1 (in ft.)
Tile size (in in.)

Tips on Measuring for Ceramic Tile

Before you begin, measure the length and width of the tiling area – round up to the nearest foot. You will also need to know the size of the tiles you are using for the project. A 10 percent waste allowance for cutting and breakage is automatically included in the total.

If you wish to apply border tiles for accent, enter the total length of the border in lineal feet and the length of each border tile in inches.

Countertops and backsplashes require a wide variety of trim pieces that must be individually selected at the tile store.


  1. Carlos, March 14:

    How I calculate the amount of tile need it if the tile is rectangular 9×36 and I have a total space of the house of 2,000 square feet. ?

  2. Luisa Bodden, October 15:

    I want to calculate a tile 10.5 in x 28 in and my area is 148.5 sq ft

  3. Patricia, January 17:

    My room is 27×12- How many boxes of tiles do I need if I am getting 12×12 tiles

  4. James Activate, February 2:

    How many tiles will I need for a space of 330 sq. feet if the tile measures 6″ × 24″ pieces?

  5. Chris Thornell, March 26:

    I have a wall I’m putting stone told up. The pieces measure 5.9 in by 11.81 square footage is 256 square feet how many tiles will I need

  6. Michael Martinez, May 6:

    i have 6 inch X24 inch tile and a 575 square foot how many tiles would i need

  7. Lee Weisman, May 31:

    How many square feet is 500 pieces of 8″x12″ tile?

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