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How many tiles do I need?

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 11 months ago 3 min read

When you’re considering buying tiles, the first question you’ll need to ask yourself is “how many tiles do I need?”. In this handy guide, we’ll show you how to work this out quickly and easily.

Tiles remain one of the most popular wall and floor coverings for bathrooms throughout the UK. However, working out exactly how many you need can sometimes cause headaches and, at worst, could mean holding up your project.

At, you’ll find a handy tile calculator on every tile product page and, in this article, we’ll show you how to use this. Simply watch this short video first and follow the step by step instructions below.

How many tiles do I need?

Here’s how to work out how many tiles you’ll need using our tiling calculator.

  1. Find the tiles that you like on our website and then use our handy tile calculator to help you with your planning.

Using the tile calculator

  1. If you already know the total metres squared, you can input that here. This then calculates how many boxes of your chosen tiles you will need and also the total cost.

Inputting total metres squared

  1. If you don’t know the total metres squared, simply measure each area you wish to tile. Then input those measurements into the tiling calculator.

Handy hint: Find out how to measure your bathroom with our handy guide.

Measure the areas you wish to tile

  1. You can add further measurements using the “add another area” button.

Add another area

  1. Don’t forget to add 10% for trimming and accidental damage, by checking the tick box.

Add 10% for trimming and accidental damage

  1. Hit the “calculate” button to get your metres squared, as well as the number of boxes required and the cost.

Using the tile calculator

Shop tiles

Now you know exactly how to calculate the number of tiles you’ll need, why not browse our huge range of stylish, high quality tiles today?

Shop bathroom tiles

More tiling tips and resources

Whether you’re a dab hand at DIY or hiring someone to do the job for you, we have loads of expert tiles advice, right here at Victoria Plum. Most of our guides contain an easy-to-follow video and step-by-step instructions. Simply click on any of the links below.

Searching for tile inspiration? Why not check out some these fabulous tile ideas.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 11 months ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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