How to measure your room ready for tile fitting
A guide to help you find the important measurements you need when planning to tile the floor of a room.
Measure the maximum length and width at the rooms' widest points, (measure to the back of the doorframe to allow the tiles to be fitted into the door).
Multiply the width measurement by the length measurement to give you an idea of the total square metres required, e.g. 2m x 4m = 8m². This figure can then be divided by the size of each tile to give an estimate of the number of tiles you will require.
If the room is not a regular shape, measure the size of any indentations, e.g. bath, bay window etc. This is important so that you don't buy more tiles than necessary, helping you to minimise the cost.
Draw out your room with the dimensions on, this will help when planning your budget and allow you to buy the best quality tiles you can afford.
Measure length (1) x width (2)
Important so the correct number of tiles for each dimension can be calculated.
Measure any indentations (3 and 4)
E.g. bath, bay window. This is important so that you don't buy more tiles than necessary, ultimately reducing the cost.
Measure to the 'back' of the door frame (5)
It is important to allow tiles to be fitted under the door threshold.