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# How much should we buy from porcelain or ceramic?

measure and calculate the area it is supposed to be; To be tiled requires a lot of precision. Simplify this process by following the steps below. To get the correct numbers, you need an accurate tape measure and a calculator.

## Step one: measure

To calculate the area of ​​the desired area, measure the length and width of the perimeter and multiply them together. If the shape of your room is a little strange; Divide it into different parts; Calculate the area of ​​each part separately and put the results together; For example, divide an L-shaped area into two rectangles. if you want; Measurement of counters, bathrooms or spaces where horizontal and vertical surface tiling is required; Measure the horizontal and vertical surfaces separately and add the result together.

## Step Two: Calculation

Find out how many tiles you need for the measured spaces. 12″ by 12″ tiles cover one square foot, but you will need four to cover the same area with 6″ by 6″ tiles. Once you know how many tiles you need per square foot; Multiply this amount by the total area.
For example, if your area is 50 square feet, you will need 50 12″ x 12″ pieces or 200 6″ x 6″ pieces.

## Third Step: Request

It is not at all surprising to see that two to three percent of every tile package is cracked and chipped; Manufacturers allow this value up to ten percent. Although you can cut away broken tiles and use them to cover small areas, it is worth buying more because you may make a mistake or break some tiles.