How to measure your kitchen backsplash to buy the amount of material needed

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

Many people may have difficulty measuring the backsplash area and figuring out how much material will be needed for the project. In today's post we will help you so that you have everything in your hands when buying tiles.


  • First:

Measure the width and height of each area and identify them in some way, as in the image below.





  • Second:

Multiply the width and height to find the total area in inches, then divide by 144 to convert to square feet. Next, divide the area you are tiling by the square footage of a tile to determine how many tiles you need. Round to the nearest whole number.


  • Third:

Ideally, projects should include a 10% surplus for tiles. Multiply the block number you calculated in the previous step by 1.1 and then round up if the number is one decimal place. So if you realized that you would need eight boxes of tiles, buy nine boxes (8x1.1= 8.8 ~ 9)

However, if you are shopping for the fish scale layout, we suggest 20% excess for best results!

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