# How to Measure for Installing Travertine Tile Floors How to Measure for Installing Travertine Tile Floors

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Travertine tile floors are made from mineral stone materials, specifically marble. A lot of people use this type of flooring for their shower, kitchen and deck. Travertine tile floors were actually used as far back as the Roman era, which has dubbed this flooring as very long lasting and durable. Here is how to measure for installing travertine tile floors.

#### Step 1 – Determine the Floor Area

Decide on which area of the floor you are going to install the Travertine tile. Have your measurements in square inches to achieve an accurate number. For example, if you are going to tile a square bathroom and one side measures 60 inches, multiply this number by itself to get 3,600 square inches of space that must be tiled. To get the area you simply multiply the length and width of the place.

#### Step 2 – Determine the Area of One Tile

Once you have chosen your travertine tile, calculate its area. Just like with the computation above, multiply the length and width.  For example, if you get a 14-inch square tile, it will have an area of 196 square inches.

#### Step 3 – Calculating How Many Tiles You Ned

The last step will be to divide the room’s floor area by the tile’s area. In this case, it is 3,600 square inches by 196 square inches, which is equal to 18.37 square inches. Round it up to the nearest whole number and you get 19 pieces. Nonetheless, it would be prudent to add 10% more onto the number you get to account for breakages during installation.