Help & Advice

Calculate how many of these tiles you will need

Enter the dimensions of your room (or the square metre area if you’ve already worked it out) and the size of your preferred tile and let our handy tile calculator do the hard work for you.Enter tile dimensions (cm)

Simply measure each wall or floor and multiply the width by the depth (for floors) or width by the height you want to tile up to (for walls) to give the square metre area. If you are tiling more than one wall repeat for each wall and add the measurements together to find your total area.

If there are large obstructions in the wall such as doors and windows, multiply the width by the height of the obstruction then subtract that from the total area you need to tile.

We recommend adding at least 10% to your total area to allow for wastage when tiles have to be cut at the edges of the room.

Top Tips

With more shapes, sizes and styles to choose from than ever before we know that, for many homeowners, choosing the right tiles for your project can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re just starting out, an experienced DIYer or simply picking the tiles you want your fitter to install, our handy hints should help you on your way to achieving your dream room. If you would like advice on any tiling topics that we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Choosing your tiles

Apart from ensuring the tiles are suitable for your desired application, there aren’t many right or wrong answers when it comes to choosing your tiles and much of the decision will be based on your own personal taste and budget. If you’re spoilt for choice, here are some frequently asked questions that you may find useful.

Choosing your tiles

Apart from ensuring the tiles are suitable for your desired application, there aren’t many right or wrong answers when it comes to choosing your tiles and much of the decision will be based on your own personal taste and budget. If you’re spoilt for choice, here are some frequently asked questions that you may find useful.

What’s the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles?

Are natural stone tiles better than porcelain or ceramic copies?

Does it matter what size tiles I choose?

Should I use the same tiles on the walls and floor?

Are there different tiles for bathrooms and kitchens?

How can I make my room look more interesting without spending a fortune?

Planning your project

How do I calculate how many tiles I need?

Do I need to seal my tiles?

How long does it take to tile a room?

When tiling, should I just work my way through each box one at a time?

If I run out of tiles will I be able to buy more to finish the project?

Aftercare

What should I use to clean my tiles?

Do I need to reseal tiles that have previously been sealed?

Can I use a steam cleaner on my tiles?