# Metric Tile Calculator

Metric Tile Calculator

Total Area (Square Meters):
Size of Tile (cm):
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### Metric Tile Formula:

Tiles Needed = ( Square Meters * 10,000 ) / ( Tile Size * Tile Size )

### Metric Tile Definition

If you find yourself in need of a quick method for calculating how many square tiles you need in order to fill a rectangular space, our Metric Tile Calculator is good candidate. Simply input the area you need to fill in the upper box, and the length of any side of a square tile in the lower box.

How it Works

To get a clear understanding of how this utility calculates, exactly, let’s consider a generic case of rectangular room with the dimensions 10m x 10m (area of 100 square meters) and perfectly square tiles whose sides’ lengths are each 100cm.

Tile
Side Length = 100cm = 1m
Area = Side Length * Side Length = 1m * 1m = 1 meter squared

Room
Area = 10m * 10m = 100 square meters

Given this conversion, we can now think exclusively in terms of square meters, and so we’re now actually thinking how many squares of size 1 fit in a rectangular area of size 100. The answer is 100.

“If”s, “And”s, and “But”s

It is useful to note that given an area that cannot be exactly fitted with whole number of tiles, the calculator will err on the side of excess by going to the next whole number of tiles in favor of giving a decimal-containing result. That is, instead of giving a result of 100.1, 100.8, 100.999 you would get 101. This may be considered a benefit, regardless of slightly greater cost, since it is impossible to buy fractions of a tile.

Try it Yourself

Here are some generic input pairs you can use with the calculator. Remember that these input pairs describe the area of the room and the length of any side of a square tile, in that order. For a more clear understanding of what’s really going on, refer to the “How it Works” section’s conversion of the tile length in centimeters to the tile area in meters.

Try these:

• (1, 1)
• (10, 10)
• (100, 100)

### How to Calculate Metric Tile

Let's be honest - sometimes the best metric tile calculator is the one that is easy to use and doesn't require us to even know what the metric tile formula is in the first place! But if you want to know the exact formula for calculating metric tile then please check out the "Formula" box above.