The basic method for calculating the area of your floors and walls is the same, but there are a few other things to consider.
What you’ll need:
4 steps to measure floor tiles for a rectangular room:
When measuring with your tape measure, ensure it is as flat on the surface as possible for the most accurate results. If available, ask someone to help so they can hold the tape in place as you check and record the results.
7 steps to measure wall tiles
Repeat the process for each wall in the room that you wish to tile, then add the totals together for the m2 of tiles required to complete you interior design work.
It’s important to choose the correct adhesive for your chosen tile type to ensure a strong finish to your tiling project.
Ready-mixed tub adhesives
These adhesives come in a plastic container and are ready to use straight from the pot.
Standard rapid set cement
This adhesive comes as a powder in a bag and should be mixed with water.
Rapid set multi flex
Contains a latex additive, which gives a slight flexible property to the adhesive.
Always read the label
It’s essential to read the label of your chosen tile adhesive to make sure that it is compatible with your tiles and tiling surface.
Consider the size of your space
When choosing a grout shade, if you want your space to feel larger, then we recommend choosing a grout colour that blends into your tile.
Adding patterns with tiles
Looking to layer in a pattern? Adding a contrasting grout colour will createan additional pattern to your space.
Tile with cool or warm undertones
Consider your chosen tile and your overall room design and study the undertones. If a tile has hints of a lighter colour in it then it can be paired with a grout colour that picks this up and accents the colour of the tile.
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