How to measure tiles correctly
No matter what kind of decoration style, home decoration must use ceramic tile as a building material. To choose tiles according to the budget, we must also learn how to calculate the number of tiles.
There are many kinds of ceramic tiles on the market, and the prices are also very different. Often choose a tile with a price of more than ten yuan. In the end, the total price of the tile will vary by thousands or tens of thousands of yuan. This is because the relationship between the number of tiles is not considered. Therefore, China Tile Network will teach you how to calculate the number of ceramic tiles today. The method is very simple. It only takes three steps to ensure that everyone can learn it.
Calculate the area to be tiled:
The principle of the method of calculating the number of tiles is: first calculate the area that needs to be tiled, then divide by the size of each tile, and finally get the number of tiles required. To determine the paving area, you must first determine which places are to be tiled and then use a ruler to measure the plane area of u200bu200bthe place.
Generally speaking, it is more common to lay tiles on the ground and walls, and because the ceiling or ceiling is installed on the top of the house, tiles are basically not used. The living room, dining room and bedroom floor can choose tile or wood floor, but the balcony, bathroom and kitchen floor must use tile. If the ground is an ordinary rectangle or square, you only need to multiply the measured length and width; if it is an irregular shape, you need to first calculate the overall area and then calculate the area of u200bu200bthe excess part to reduce and make up more.
Similar to the floor, the living room, dining room and bedroom walls can choose tiles, paint, or wallpaper, while the balcony, bathroom and kitchen walls must use ceramic tiles. It should be noted that because the ceiling is installed, the bathroom and kitchen do not need to cover the entire wall with tiles. If the floor is 2.8m high, then the wall tiles only need to be 2.6m high. Then measure the length of each wall separately.
Select tile size:
After determining the area to be tiled, we can choose the size of the tiles. Ceramic tiles can be divided into three types: external wall tiles, internal wall tiles and floor tiles according to their uses. The sizes of the three kinds of tiles are not exactly the same. Since the external wall tiles are used less, we only discuss the internal wall tiles and floor tiles this time.
The general sizes of floor tiles are 30*30cm, 30*60cm, 33*33cm, 40*40cm, 60*60cm, 80*80cm, 1*1m, 1.2*1.2m, etc. Larger spaces such as living room and dining room, etc., use 80*80cm or larger tiles to appear more high-end atmosphere; while bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and balconies are suitable for 60*60cm or smaller tiles.
The general dimensions of wall tiles are 10*10cm, 10*20cm, 20*30cm, 25*40cm, 30*45cm, 30*60cm, 40*80cm, etc. The size is much smaller than that of floor tiles, and it is still Mainly rectangular. Whether it is a wall tile or a floor tile, the choice of size depends on your budget (the larger the tile size, the more expensive it is) and the area of u200bu200bthe room.
After choosing the floor and wall tiles, don't forget to count the number of skirting and waist pieces. Compared with floor tiles and wall tiles, the calculation of skirting lines and waist pieces is much simpler. Divide the length of the wall directly by the length of the skirting lines or waist pieces to obtain the required number of skirting lines and waist pieces.
Choose the paving method used for the tiles:
The increasing number of decoration styles has led to a variety of paving methods for tiles. Consumers can choose the most suitable paving method, and at the same time obtain satisfactory results, they can also show their own personality. The following are the three most representative paving methods to explain the calculation method of the number of tiles.
1. Horizontal and vertical laying
Paving should be done in a way that the wall is parallel to the wall, the brick seams are aligned without leaving any seams, and at the same time, use a jointing agent that is similar to the color of the bricks. This way of laying looks clean and neat and the rectangular tiles are laid horizontally or vertically, which can make the whole space appear spacious. The amount of tiles in this way is the easiest to calculate. Divide the area directly by the size of each tile, then take an integer, and add one or two more tiles as a loss.
2. Diamond paving method
Some people who like individuality like the diamond-shaped paving method, which can make the wall and ground look more distinctive, and you can see more different lines. It is not difficult to calculate the number of tiles in this paving method. It is also divided by the size of each tile and then rounded up. The difference is that this kind of paving method has high requirements on the decoration master, and the loss of tiles will be relatively high, with a loss rate of 15%.
3. Combined paving method
Tiles of different sizes, styles, and colors can be paved in certain combinations, showing different effects on the ground, avoiding single color and uniform paving, in key areas, such as reception areas, TV background walls, etc. Places can be used to embellish the edges with waveguide lines or even use decorative paintings. This method of paving is the most difficult to calculate. It is necessary to calculate the number of tiles used in each area step by step, then add 10%-15% of the loss, and finally add the amount of each tile together.
Summary: The method of calculating the number of tiles is divided into three steps. The first step is to first determine which places to use tiles, and calculate the area to be tiled (the ground is directly long and wide, and the amount is reduced; the wall length is multiplied by the floor height minus the ceiling height); the second step is to determine each tile. The tile size is used in the place where tiles need to be laid; the third step is to select the calculation formula according to the area, tile size and paving method (different paving methods have different losses). Clearly calculating the number of tiles required for decoration can help us easily select the most suitable tile products according to our budget.