## Video: How To Calculate The Number Of Ceiling Tiles

When calculating the number of ceiling tiles required to repair the ceiling in a room, you need to follow a few simple rules.

It is best to mark and count the tiles on paper first. Traditionally, it is customary to lay slabs from the middle of the ceiling to the edge, and the "wall" rows should be of the same width. The position of the tiles is determined on paper with an accuracy of a centimeter and only after that the drawing is transferred to the ceiling.

The calculation of the number of ceiling tiles is best illustrated by an example:

• A room with a size of 4.7 m. by 3.8 lm Total area is 17.86 m2

In the drawing, we determine the number of whole tiles - there are 9x7 = 63 pieces.

If there are no more than 25 cm gaps at the edges (i.e. no more than half the size of the tile), then one tile will go to two opposite sides, cut into two pieces of the corresponding size. If there are gaps of more than 25 cm at the edges (i.e. more than half of the tile size), then on each side you need to take into account the full tile and then the total number of tiles may increase slightly.

In total, according to the drawing, we consider 10x8 = 80 full tiles (20 m2)

Note: This calculation was made taking into account that the general pattern on the ceiling is not violated anywhere. If you violate the pattern (for example, behind furniture, where it is not visible), then you can further reduce the number of tiles.