Tile Calculator: Estimate your Materials and Cost for Free

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Written by Andrew

March 25, 2020

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Taking on a home DIY project like installing tile can be a great way to save money. But you want to make sure you have the right amount of tile before you head out. Here is our ceramic tile calculator that can help you figure out how much tile you will need and how much it will cost you. That’s right this is also a tile cost calculator! This calculator helps you calculate the cost of the tile as well as what you will need to take on this project.


What you will need to use the Tile Calculator

There are a few things you will need to know to use this calculator.

Tile size

Use this section to show the size of a single tile.

Area to Cover

This is the total area you plan on covering.

Size for the Gap Between Tiles

Your tiles will need spacers in-between this means you will need less tiles than if they all butted up against each other.

Price of the tiles

This is best done as a cost of individual tile.

How to Measure For Tile

When you are measuring the area, pick a unit of measure (cm, meters, inches, feet). Take note of the length of the area and the width that you will need to cover with your tile.

For example if you are tiling a backsplash of a kitchen you would measure the total length of the backsplash and the width that you plan to cover.

Let’s say you are using inches and it’s a total of 72 inches long and the height is 22 inches.

Next measure the tile dimensions. If the tile is 3 inches high and 6 inches long you would make a note and enter the in the calculator above.

Next you will want to take note of how wide the spaces are. Tiles will have spacers in between to keep the grout lines uniform and keeping things looking symmetrical.


What Tile Materials and Tile Supplies You Will Need

Tile Materials

  • Tiles
  • Grout
  • Caulking
  • Spacers


Tile Tools

  • Tile Cutter
  • Tile Saw(Wet saw)
  • Trowel
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Drop cloths
  • Tile adhesive or adhesive mat

If you are looking for how to tile a ceramic floor you should see this article or this one for how to tile a backsplash .

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