# How to calculate the tile?

When repairing, especially when it comes tofacing any surfaces, there is often a problem, but how to calculate the tile? After all, if you buy too much, then you'll have to discard the leftovers, which is all unnecessary waste. And if the amount of tile you want is limited or in prityk (after all, some tiles can be broken in the process of work), then the missing tiles will have to be ordered and wait for several weeks until they are brought to you.

## Required Tools

Let's figure out how to calculate the number of tiles needed for repair. We will need:

- Roulette.
- Level.
- The plumb line.
- Rail.
- Calculator.

## How to calculate a tile

First, let us determine which surface we arewe are going to tile to calculate how much tiles are needed for the floor covering, we will know the area of the room. To do this, you need to measure the width and length and multiply them with each other. Remove the plinth and only after that make measurements. When you come to the store, specify the size of the tile you are going to buy. It will be better if you take a ruler with you, and measure the sample yourself. Usually, the dimensions indicate the price tag or in the accompanying documents, but there are all kinds. Most often the tile has a square shape, so, sometimes, it is enough to measure one side. We set the side of the tile square, thus obtaining the area of the whole tile.

Next, the surface area (which you plan tounder the tile) we divide into the area of the tile and find out how many tiles are needed for the cladding. If the number is a fractional number, round it up and down until you get an integer.

Usually, the tile is simply cut. Therefore, it is not terrible, if any row, somewhere under the wall, will be laid out by halves or even quarters of the tile.

Calculate the tiles for the bathroom can be the sameway. The floor is usually a fairly flat surface, so it's easy to measure it. If it is necessary to calculate how many tiles are needed for facing the walls, the surface must first be prepared. Align the wall. Determine the surface, where we will glue the tile. We draw on the wall two vertical lines (for this you need a plumb line). Lines will be needed for you not only in calculations, but also in the process of repair, so try to make them qualitatively. Next, determine the desired height and draw a horizontal line.

We measure the resulting width and height and multiplythem among themselves, thus obtaining the area of the required surface. To the result, add another 10% (for a small stock) if you will lay the tile directly and 15% if you do it diagonally. Another 2-3% can be added in case several tiles break.

Also note that the corners in the room canbe not even and to join the tile, it will have to be cut into small pieces. For these purposes it is good to have 2-3 extra tiles. To find out how many tile packages you need, you need to find out how many tiles are in one package. Number the number of tiles you need to divide by this number. Result round up to the whole number in the big party.

As you can see, calculating the tile is quite easy, and such calculations relieve you of unnecessary financial waste and reduce the situation in which you may not have enough tile to zero.