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Some useful tips to work out the number of tiles in floor and wall area

A tile stands for a thin substance normally available in square or rectangular shape. A tile belongs to a manufactured piece of hard - wearing material like ceramic, stone metal, baked clay or even glass. The tile is normally utilized for casing roofs , floors , walls or other objects. As per construction requirements, different sizes and shapes of the tiles are found.

In this article, you will learn how to work out the quantities of tiles in floor and wall areas.

Wall Area: The calculation is done based on the following dimensions -

Size of the bathroom is taken as 7 x 6 feet
Height of the bathroom is taken as 9 feet
The size of each tile is assumed as 30 x 30 cm
The size of the door is taken as 3 x 7 feet

The following formula is used for the calculation :-
Wall Area / Area of tiles

Therefore, it is required to work out the area of wall initially as follow :-
Area of wall = Length x Height
Total length of the walls = (7 x 2) + (6 x 2) = 14 + 12 = 26 feet [for both side walls]
Area of wall = Total length of walls x Height of the wall = 26 x 9 = 234 sq.ft

Method of Concrete Slump Test:

Area of the door = 3 x 7 = 21 sq.ft
Total wall area = Wall area – door area = 234 – 21 = 213 sq.ft
Area of one tile = 30 x 60 = 1800 cm2
After converting the measuring unit to square feet, we get 1800/1000 = 1.8 sq.ft
So, the number of tiles = Total wall area /area of each tile = 213/1.8 = 118
So, the numbers of tiles necessary for the bath room = 118

Floor Area
Suppose, the size of the floor = 11 x 10 = 110 sq.ft
Size of each floor tile = 60 x 60 cm = 3600 cm2 = 3.6 sq.ft (after converting to sq.ft)
So, the numbers of tiles required = Floor Area / Area of each tile
= 110 / 3.6 = 30.5 tiles = 31 tiles

Therefore, total numbers of tiles required = 31 numbers

Some useful tips to work out the number of tiles in floor and wall area