Calculating Tile
Finding Linear Measurements Use linear measurements for estimating the trims, moldings, or finishing pieces needed in an installation. When doing calculations for trims and molding, allow for an overage of 5% or not less than 2 extra pieces.
Linear measurement is calculated by measuring the number of feet along the space in which the molding or trim will go. That measurement then is multiplied by 12 (inches in a foot) and divided by the length of the trim piece. For example, a wall that measures 15’ long will need 30 pieces of a 6" long trim. Example: 15’ x 12" = 180" / 6 = 30 pieces Including overage, the client needs to order 32 pieces. 30 x 1.05 = 31.5 (round up to 32)
20’ x 25’ = 500 SF Square footage is calculated by multiplying the length times the height or width of an area. For example, a floor that measures 5’ x 9’ will need 45 square feet of tile. Example: 5’ x 9’ = 45 SF |