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Old 07-30-17, 06:07 AM
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Estimating total amount of tile used for renovation?

Our contractor just finished renovating renovating our bathrooms and I am trying to estimate how much tile he ended up using (in sq ft). The most accurate way would be to take all the tile receipts, figure out how many sqft we bought, then subtract whatever was returned to the sore and left over. Problem is, I lost some of the receipts. So what I did was imply measure all the areas that were covered by the tile. Of course, this does not take into account any waste (broken tile, cut-off pieces etc). Is there a rule of thumb on how to roughly estimate the amount of tile "overhead" as the %age of the square footage installed? Thank you.
 
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If it's all full tiles it's very simple to do the math, the more the room varies from simple full tiles the more waste there is. I'm a painter, not a tile setter so I don't know if there is a rule of thumb for waste. On the tile jobs I've done for my self, some had a good bit of waste and few had almost none.
 
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Old 07-30-17, 08:10 AM
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I always over estimate to make sure that there IS tile left over. If someday down the road you have an issue that requires attention, you will be glad that extra tile was bought. Most likely, except in the case of glazed 4 1/4" tile, the specific tile you installed will have long since been discontinued by the time you need it.

Why are you concerned with amount installed? Are you questioning the bill from the installer?
 
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Pretty much like any kind of flooring material, wood or carpet, that requires some cutting I use the 5% rule. I probably have more at the end but I've never run short!
 
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Why are you concerned with amount installed? Are you questioning the bill from the installer?
In the contract we initially signed, there's a budget for tile as "$3 per sq ft". Since we bought the tile, this amount will be subtracted from the total of the contract, but I need a number for sq ft to arrive at the $ amount. Hence my question.
 
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Where was the tile bought? can you go to them and find out?
 
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Each box of tile contains a set amount of square feet that it covers. Take that number and multiply by how many boxes you purchased.
 
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Where was the tile bought? can you go to them and find out?
Yeah, that's a good idea, thanks! If the store can give me the total sq ft of my order, not just total $, that'll be exactly what I need.
 
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