## Introduction

You must have heard about the concept of planning before execution all your life. So why not apply this while calculating tiles for your space? Well, there’s no rocket science involved here, and with simple maths, you can calculate the number of tiles for different spaces. Next time you update your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room, knowing how many tiles you require with the Tile Calculator can save you time, money, and effort. So, take out the pen, paper and your calculator, be with the blog till the end whether you are a homeowner or into the building business, and learn the right techniques to become a pro with tiles counting.

## Steps to Calculating Tiles for a Room

### Measure the Room

The first step to move ahead is to measure the area; length and width of your room, all in feet. Certainly, you would not face any issue with a rectangle or square space as they are very easy to measure. Keep a calculator or some online tools handy to avoid errors.

### Calculate the Area of the Room

To find out the entire area, apply simple maths, which you must have done in your school.

Area (Room) = Length (room) x Width (room)

For instance; the length of your room is 12 feet long and the width is 8 feet:

Area= (12) x (8) = 96 sq ft

### Determine the Area of a Single Tile

Now it is time to calculate the area of one tile, but do not forget to include the grout space (gap between each tile).

Here’s how to find the area of a single tile including grout:

Formula:

Single Tile area =(Tile Length+Grout Size)×(Tile Width+Grout Size)

For instance; your tiles are 12 inches x 12 inches, and you want a ¼ inch grout line between each tile. Remember, we also have to convert inches to feet for consistency with the room area:

Tile Length (ft) = 12 inches / 12 inches/ft = 1 ft

Similarly, the Tile Width is 1 ft

Grout Size (ft) = ¼ inch / 12 inches/ft = 0.02 ft

Put them in the formula:

Single Tile’s area = (1 + 0.02) x (1+ 0.02) = 1.04 sq ft

### Simple Math to Get the Number of Tiles Required!

Finally, it’s time to get the exact number of tiles needed for your room. Here’s the formula:

Tiles Number = Room’s total area (sq ft) / Single Tile’s area (sq ft)

For instance; We have a room area of 96 ft and an area of a single tile of 1.04 sq ft per tile:

Tiles number = 96 sq ft / 1.04 sq ft/tile = 92.31 tiles or 93 exact tiles (round up figure)

Getting 93 tiles in a box is ideally not possible, so, to cover for waste, breaks, and cuts during installation, it’s better to purchase a total of 100 tiles.

In the same manner, with a few adjustments, you can calculate the number of tiles for other areas in your house as well. Else if you’re going with the Orientbell Tiles, you can skip all these calculations altogether. Their online tile calculator will do the calculation for you! Simply tell it where you’re tiling (floor or wall) and the area of the space, and it will recommend the perfect number of tiles.

## What should be done with special cases, such as circular Shapes?

While till now, we have focused on simple shapes, these days people are bringing up innovative concepts like circular-shaped rooms. In that case, let’s see how to tackle tile calculations for some trickier shapes:

### Circular Room:

Start with the measurement first, just like what you did earlier. Stretch your measuring tape across the widest part of the room, which means a straight line that goes from one side of the circle, through the centre, and reaches the other side. By the end, you will receive the diameter in feet.

To Calculate the radius, Simply take half of the diameter.

Area of the Room (sq ft) = pi (3.14)x (Radius)^2

For instance, let’s imagine the diameter came out to be 10 feet. Then the radius will be= 10 ft / 2 = 5 ft

So, Area of the Room = 3.14 x (5)^2 = 78.5 sq ft

### Irregularly Shaped Rooms:

If your room is irregularly shaped, meaning no basic formula, then direct area calculation can be tricky. Here’s a straightforward approach:

Simply divide the room into smaller, rectangular, square, etc. shapes that are easier to measure. Use the formula—you can look for it on Google—to find the area of each section. Add them all to get the total area of the entire room in square feet. For instance, if there are two rectangles or one rectangle and one square, find the area separately and add them to get the entire area of the room.

## Conclusion

Now you don’t have to worry, because tiling your home doesn’t have to be a guessing game! By following these simple steps, you can measure how many tiles are needed for your space, even if you need to improve your maths. Use the Orientbell Tiles Calculator and TriaLook feature to try out different tiles virtually in your house. This way you’ll minimise leftover materials and keep your project budget-friendly. Last but not least, don’t forget to rock your space with beautiful tiles from a wide range of Orientbell tiles.