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|To estimate how many field tiles your
project requires, you must first determine the total square
feet of the tiling area. For countertops, walls, or floors,
enter the length and width of the tiling arearounded
to the nearest footinto our pop-up calculator. A 10
percent waste allowance for cutting and breakage is automatically
included in the total. If you wish to apply border tiles
for accent, enter the total length of the border in lineal
feet and the length of each border tile in inches. The answer
includes 10 percent extra for cutting and waste. Countertops
and backsplashes require a wide variety of trim pieces that
must be individually selected at the tile store.
Tips on Measuring for Ceramic Tile
Before you begin, measure the length and width of the
tiling area. You will also need to know the size of the
tiles you are using for the project.