Do-It-Yourself at Johnnie's Tile & Marble


How to Measure for Tile:


Tile is sold per square foot, so before ordering tile for a do-it-yourself job it is necessary to figure out how much tile you need. By taking the linear measurements of the area needing to be tiled it is fairly easy to calculate how many square feet the area is.


1. Measure the length and width of the area needing tile.


2. Multiply the width by the length to get the total square footage of the area to be tiled. If the area is not square, break the room into smaller squares, measure the length and width of each of those, then add the area of the smaller squares together. If there is an object in the floor, such as a bathtub or kitchen island, measure the length and width of the area covered by the object and subtract it from the total square footage.


3. Add 10% waste to assure an awesome layout and be covered for any cuts that may be needed. It is always good to have a handful of tiles to put away, as you will never match the same run or dye lot again.


4. Calculate the total linear feet you will need for border tiles by simply measuring the length of the area you wish to tile. Add 10% to this value as well. If you add border tiles, this should not influence the number of square tiles you will need.

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More questions?

When you purchase your tile at Johnnie's we are more than happy to help you with design and installation instructions.


Johnnie's Tile & Marble Distributor Inc. recommends anyone installing tile follow the guidelines in the Tile Council of America (TCA) Handbook. Copies are available in our showroom.