How Much Tile Do You Need? Use Our Easy Tile and Grout Calculator

January 29, 2014
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Wondering how much tile and grout you need for your project?
Eliminate the guesswork with our easy tile and grout calculator!


Anyone who has ever tackled a big tile project has inevitably come to a turning point at which a tile and grout calculator would have been a big help. Unless you're a math whiz, determining how much tile you need can be a daunting task, requiring a fair amount of calculation. What's more, a miscalculation can result in the need for an additional trip to the store, and no one wants to stop in the middle of a project to run errands. Fortunately, The Tile Doctor® has a tile and grout calculator to help make sure you're prepared.

Without a tile and grout calculator, you're left with a simplified process. You'll have to first measure the length and width of the area you're planning to tile, and then use those numbers to calculate square footage. For instance, if you're trying to determine how much floor tile you need, you'll measure the length and width of the room; if you're deciding about wall tile, measure from floor to ceiling and from left to right. Multiplying the length by the width will give you square footage, which you can translate into the amount of tile you need.

This is relatively simple if your room is an easy size to calculate, and so is your tile. However, if you've got a room that's 13 feet 3 inches by 9 feet 5 inches, and you are planning to use tile that's 3 inches by 6 inches, the calculation can become a little bit tricky! Fortunately, The Tile Doctor's® tile and grout calculator takes the work out of it. All you have to do is plug in the measurements, both of your project and of your tiles, and the calculator tells you how much tile, thinset and grout you'll need. It even adds a 10 percent buffer, to account for cutting, waste and breakage. This is important, because you don't want to run out of supplies in the middle of your project. When you purchase your tile, get an extra box or two. That way, even if your tile goes out of production, you'll be able to replace damaged tiles without having to replace your entire floor.

Our tile and grout calculator is just one way The Tile Doctor® goes above and beyond to provide solutions for your tiling and grouting needs. The Tile Doctor® provides care and use chemicals, cement grout additives, and high quality, groundbreaking products like the STAINMASTER™ tile & grout system. In addition, the company is the North American distributor of Starlike®, the top grouting product in the world, made by Italian company Litokol, based in Rubiera, Italy.

Discover more about innovation tile solutions from The Tile Doctor®. For helpful tips and resources, we invite you to look around on our site, or call us at 1-877-TileDoc (845-3362).

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