How many tiles do I need for a kitchen?
If you’re considering tiling your kitchen, whether that be the floors or the walls, one of the first things you’ll need to do before anything is work exactly how many tiles you are going to need.
This can be tricky since there will be a number of things you need to consider. However, with a bit of helpful advice, and the use of online tools such as a Tile Calculator, you should be able to work out exactly how many tiles you are going to need in no time at all.
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The best way to work out the size of your kitchen
One of the biggest factors in determining how many tiles you are going to need is the size of your kitchen, and also, where you are planning to tile. Are we talking a splashback around the hob? Or a feature wall to act as a centre piece for an open plan kitchen diner? Alternatively, maybe a hard-wearing kitchen floor that can cope with the demands of a busy family household?
The good news is that measuring a kitchen isn’t particularly difficult thing to do yourself. Plus, help is at hand in the form of our Tile Calculator, which will do all the maths for you once you’ve measured up.
The basic method for calculating the total area of a floor or wall is the same. There are a few nuisances that you will need to be aware of, but we’ll flag those up to you later.
How to measure a kitchen wall: a step-by-step guide
It’s always best to work either in centimetres (cm) or millimetres (mm) when measuring your kitchen wall.
The easiest way to do this is to draw out the wall (or walls) you are planning to tile on a piece of paper and then measure the width and the height of the wall you want to tile with a tape measure and multiple the height by the width. Don’t forget to make sure you factor in things such as plug sockets, windows and also doors.
Then using our free Tile Calculator tool, input these values, making sure to do so in metres. The Tile Calculator will then work out the total area and show you how many square metres worth of tiles you need to buy for your wall.
Once you know how many square metres you need for your kitchen wall, you can start to do the fun bit – which is choosing your tiles. And, with hundreds of high-quality, low-cost tiles available to order for next working day delivery, Tile Warehouse is the perfect place to begin your search for kitchen wall tiles with prices starting from only £9.75m2.
How to measure a kitchen floor: a step-by-step guide
Just like a kitchen wall, it’s always best to work either in centimetres (cm) or millimetres (mm) when measuring your kitchen floor.
The simplest way to do this is draw out the floor you are planning to tile on a piece of paper and then measure the width and depth of the area you want to tile and then multiple them by each other. Don’t forget to factor in things like islands, units etc when doing your measurements.
Then using the Tile Calculator tool, input these values, making sure to do so in metres. The Tile Calculator will then work out the total area and show you how many square metres worth of tiles you will need to buy for your floor.
Finally, don’t forget to allow for wastage when calculating how many tiles you will need for your kitchen, whether that’s for the floor or wall. The Tile Calculator has a handy feature that does this for you, adding 10% more tiles in the event of damage when cutting and fitting tiles.
All that’s left then to do is pick your chosen tiles for your kitchen floor. And don’t forget at Tile Warehouse we offer free delivery on all orders over £300. Click here for more details on our different delivery options.
Watch our video
We’ve also teamed up with YouTuber Proper DIY to create a video to show the best way to work out how many tiles you will need to tile your kitchen. Make sure to give it a watch. It’s full of useful tips and techniques.
Need more information?
If you need help choosing the right tiles for your home, then feel free to contact our Customer Services team.