**Why You Should Number Of Tiles For A Floor Tiling Project**

Learning how to Estimate the number of tiles for a floor tiling project is very important in estimating the overall cost of the tiling project. For instance, you can use the price of each carton of tile size to evaluate the number of cartons suitable for a specific floor and then extend the same calculation to other floors to get the overall cost of the whole cartons of tile.

Understanding the number of tiles for a specific floor has to do with the size of the floor tile and the floor area. Besides helping you to know the cost of the overall tiling, it equally helps to choose the right type of floor tile based on the cutting cost and the most preferred option among the floor tiles

**List of the Top Three Most-used Floor Tiles**

There are three popular types of floor tiles which are;

**The Square Floor Tile (Measuring About 1ft Long And 1ft Wide)**

This is the most commonly used floor tile measuring about one foot on each of the four sides. It comes in different surface designs. The surface can either be roughly-designed or smoothly designed.

Each of the design come with varying color combinations. Most people like using this type of floor tile because it is cheaper than the rest and has varieties of designs to choose from.

**The Rectangular Floor Tiles (Measuring About 2ft Long And 1ft Wide)**

The rectangular floor tie is another popular one. Preferred mostly because of its uniqueness. It measures about two feet long in length and about one foot long in width. The number of this type of tile per carton is fewer than those of the square floor tiles.

In terms of calculation, the rectangular floor tile only uses fifty percent of the total number of square floor tiles for a particular floor. This means that a single rectangular floor tile can be considered a double of the square floor tile. In other words, if 80 pieces of square floor tile are used to tile a particular floor, the same floor may need only 40 pieces of the rectangular floor tile.

It has the advantage of having only a few tile-joining lines on the floor. However, it costs higher than the square floor tile and is expensive to maintain because any broke surface means replacing with another one since a piece costs almost twice the cost of a piece of the square floor tie. In addition, tiling with the rectangular floor needs professional had for proper surface leveling otherwise it may start cracking later.

**The Double-Square Floor Tile (Measuring About 2ft Long And 2ft Wide)**

The double-square floor is a simple term used to describe the larger version of this square floor tile. It measures about twice the size of the square floor tile, about two feet on each of the four sides. In other words, the double-square floor tile is like joining four pieces of the square floor tile together to make up a single double-square floor tile.

The size is two feet long and two feet wide. It is one of the mostly-used floor tiles but is only common in classic buildings and standard public facilities. The tile is very expensive and comes with a wide range of surface designs, thicknesses, and varying materials as well such as marbles.

When used for tiling, it will require a professional tiler to avoid uneven surface balance which could cause early cracks on the tile while in use.

**How To Estimate The Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling Project**

Estimating the number of floor tiles can be done using the following procedures;

**Size Of Tile**

Determine the size of the floor tile you will be using. This is very important and one of the factors that will help to know the actual number of such tiles you will need to tile the floor. The three most-used floor tiles have been listed above, among them choose the one you prefer and proceed to the next stage.

For example; the square floor tile measures one foot in length and one foot wide, the rectangular floor tile measures two feet in length and one-foot wideness (wideness), and the double-square floor tile measures two feet in length and two feet in wideness (width).

**Size Of Floor**

Another consideration that requires calculations is the size of the floor. This means the overall area of the floor you need to tile. The length and width of the floor will enable you to know how many pieces of tiles can cover it.

For instance, most standard rooms are within 16 feet in length and 16feet in width, small rooms are within 12 feet in length and 12 feet in width, while big rooms could be around 20 feet in length and 16 feet in width. Using a measuring tape, measure the length of the floor in all of its four sides and write it out.

**Calculations on how to Estimate the Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling project**

From the records obtained in measuring each side of the floor (floor size), multiply it together and divide it by the size of the floor tile you have chosen to use. The result is the approximate number of the floor tile you need for that space.

**Calculations Of ****Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling** U**sing the Square Floor Tile**

**Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling**

Let us use examples to illustrate further.

Assuming you will be using the square floor tile (which measures 1 foot in length and width) and you want to tile the floor of a room measuring 16 feet in length and 16 feet in width. The number of the square floor tile you need will be:

**16 ft X 16 ft = 256 ft** (area of the room floor)

**1 ft X 1 ft = 1 ft** (area of the square floor tile)

Therefore, divide the area of the room floor with the area of the square floor tile. Which is;

**(256 ft/ 1 ft) = 256 pieces of the square floor tiles.**

**Calculations ****Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling** Using the Rectangular Floor Tile

**Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling**Using the Rectangular Floor Tile

Assuming you intend to use the rectangular floor tile for the same room floor it will be

**16 ft X 16 ft = 256 ft** (area of the room floor)

**2 ft X 1 ft = 2 ft** (area of the rectangular floor tile)

Therefore, divide the area of the room floor with the area of the rectangular floor tile. Which is;

**(256 ft/ 2 ft) = 128 pieces of the rectangular floor tiles.**

**Calculations of ****Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling** **Using the Double-square Floor Tile**

**Number of Tiles for a Floor Tiling**

Assuming you intend to use the double-square floor tile for the same room floor it will be

**16 ft X 16 ft = 256ft** (area of the room floor)

**2 ft X 2 ft = 4 ft** (area of the double-square floor tile)

Therefore, divide the area of the room floor with the area of the double-square floor tile. Which is;

**(256 ft/ 4 ft) = 64 pieces of the double-square floor tiles.**

**Wall Facing Of Tiled Floor**

There is a need to calculate the wall-facing of the floor and there is a need to include the wall-facing of the tiled floor. Wall-facing is a method of using the floor tile to make a floor facing on the floor sides of the tiled wall. This is done after tiling the floor.

In the floor wall-facing, the tiler cuts a piece of tile into three or two pieces and uses them to tile the vertical walls of the floor. This helps to create a seal between the floor and the wall space. It helps to equally protect the floor walls from stains that usually occur if only painted without the tiles. The practice also beautifies the floor tiling.

**Calculations Of How Many Floor Tiles You Need For The Floor Wall-Facing (Using The Square Floor Tile)**

Let us assume your room floor area is 16 ft x 16 ft, and the size of each wall-facing tile will be Â¼ ft width from the floor. then a square floor tile cut into three pieces will give you 3 pieces of Â¼ ft width by 1 ft length floor tiles. Â So for each side of the wall (which is 16 feet) you will need (16 ft / 3 pieces of Â¼ ft by 1-foot length floor tile = 5.3 pieces of square floor tile) approximately 6 pieces of the square floor tile.

Therefore, you need approximately (6 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 24 pieces) 24 pieces of the square floor tile for the w

Floor wall facing.

**Calculations Of How Many Floor Tiles You Need For The Floor Wall-Facing (Using The Rectangular Floor Tile)**

Let us assume your room floor area is 16 ft x 16 ft, and the size of each wall-facing tile will be Â¼ ft from the floor. Then a rectangular floor tile cut into three pieces will give you 3 pieces of Â¼ ft width by 2 ft length floor tiles which covers twice the length of the square floor tile.

So for each side of the wall (which is 16 feet) you will need (16 ft / 3 pieces of Â¼ ft by 2 ft length floor tile= 3 pieces of rectangular floor tile) approximately 3 pieces of the rectangular floor tile.

Therefore, you need approximately (3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12 pieces) 12 pieces of the rectangular floor tile for the Floor wall facing.

**Calculations Of How Many Floor Tiles You Need For The Floor Wall-Facing (Using The Double-Square Floor Tile)**

Let us assume your room floor area is 16 ft x 16 ft, and the size of each wall-facing tile will be Â¼ ft from the floor.

Then a double-square floor tile cut into six pieces will give you 6 pieces of Â¼ ft width by 2 ft length floor tiles which covers twice the length of the square floor tile.

So for each side of the wall (which is 16 feet) you will need (16 ft / 8 pieces of Â¼ ft by 2 ft length floor tile from a single double-square floor tile = 2 pieces of double-square floor tile) approximately 3 pieces of the double-square floor tile.

Therefore, you need approximately (2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8 pieces) 8 pieces of the double-square floor tile for the Floor wall facing.

**Conclusion**

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