This tool calculates the amount of materials needed to install your backsplash.

### How to Use the Backsplash Calculator

Follow these steps to determine the number of tiles you’ll need for your backsplash project:

- Measure and enter the width and height of the area in inches.
- Measure and enter the width and height of a single tile in inches.
- Measure and enter the width of the grout line in inches.
- Click “Calculate” to see the result.

### How It Calculates the Results

The calculator uses the following steps to determine the number of tiles needed:

- First, it calculates the area of the backsplash and the area covered by a single tile including grout lines.
- It then divides the total backsplash area by the area of one tile to get the total number of tiles required.

### Limitations

Note the following limitations of this calculator:

- This calculator assumes perfectly straight walls and tiles, and does not account for irregular shapes or waste.
- Additional factors, such as pattern matching or tile orientation, are not considered in this basic calculation.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Backsplash Area

Enter the length and height of your backsplash to determine the total area needed for tiling. Our calculator will instantly compute the square footage required for your project, saving you time and effort.

### Determine Tile Quantity

Based on the dimensions you provide, our calculator will estimate the number of tiles needed to cover your backsplash area. You can accurately plan your tile purchase without the risk of over or under-ordering.

### Select Tile Size

You have the option to choose different tile sizes to see how they affect the total quantity required. Experiment with various tile dimensions to find the most cost-effective and visually appealing option for your backsplash.

### Incorporate Grout Space

By specifying the size of grout lines you prefer, the calculator will adjust the total area to account for the space between tiles. This feature ensures that you account for grout while planning your backsplash project.

### Factor in Waste Percentage

Add a waste percentage to your calculation to accommodate cutting and breakage during installation. Our calculator will include this additional amount in the tile quantity estimate, helping you avoid running out of materials midway through the project.

### Convert Units

Switch effortlessly between different units of measurement, such as feet, inches, or centimeters, to find the most comfortable format for entering your backsplash dimensions. Our calculator offers flexibility to suit your preferences.

### Calculate Cost Estimate

Input the price per tile or square foot to receive an estimated cost for your backsplash project. You can adjust the pricing to compare different tile options and budgets, allowing you to plan your expenses accurately.

### Save and Print Results

After calculating the backsplash details, save or print the results for future reference or sharing with contractors. You can easily refer back to the measurements, tile quantities, and cost estimates as needed throughout the project.

### Account for Border Tiles

If you plan to incorporate border tiles or a specific pattern in your backsplash design, adjust the calculations to include these elements. The calculator will factor in the additional tiles required for borders, accents, or other decorative features.

### Consult Installation Guide

Access our installation guide for tips on laying out the tiles, cutting them to fit corners, and creating a professional-looking backsplash. Combine the calculator results with expert advice to achieve a flawless tile installation in your kitchen or bathroom.