How to Measure your Bathroom for Tiling Installation Ottawa

How to Measure your Bathroom for Tiling Installation Ottawa

Tiling installation in Ottawa from  renovation experts Miracle Dream Homes give you some suggestions while considering tile installation. Tiling a small bathroom is a relatively easy DIY job that could be undertaken by most competent DIYers but before you make a start you will need to work out how many tiles you need to buy. Clearly it is important to buy enough so that you can complete the job; especially as all the tiles should come from the same batch in order to get a perfect colour and shade match. But, on the other hand you don’t want to buy so many that you have too many left over and have wasted your money.

There are rough and ready ways of calculating how many tiles you need, typically multiply the length and width of the room to get the overall area and then subtract any sections that will not be tiled, for example, in the bath area. This can work out to be the right amount but it doesn’t take account of how the tiles will be cut and it is not uncommon to have lots of small offcuts left that might amount to several square metres but are too small to actually fit in any of the spaces that you have left to tile. This can be extremely frustrating and seem like a real waste of money.

The way to ensure this doesn’t happen on your tiling project is to work out the most efficient layout first. Laying out tiles is a balance of making it look good and minimising waste. Remember there will always be some waste so it cannot be avoided altogether.

Start by cutting out some pieces of newspaper to the size of your chosen tile and using these to mock up a layout on the floor or walls. Floor tiles should start with the first tile whole and central in the doorway. The only time this rule should not be followed is if it leaves you with a very narrow strip of tile around the edges of the room or up against the bath of shower cubicle. In that case adjust it slightly by not using a whole tile in the doorway but may three quarters of a tile or two thirds. Only make it as small as half a tile if you absolutely have to.

Now do the same for your wall tiles making sure to write down all the measurements; a smartphone is useful for this as you won’t lose any scraps of paper with measurements on.

Once you are happy with the layout then work out how many square metres of tiles you will need and add 10% – 20% for breakages and offcuts that cannot be used.

Bathroom areas can be very awkward shapes particularly on the floor if you have a pedestal basin and traditional style toilet so take special care when working out you layout and measuring up around these areas.

If you have chosen a tile that is too large for your space then you might find that it is impossible to get a layout that looks good. Large porcelain tiles are very popular and look fabulous in a large space but you might find smaller floor or wall tiles better suited to a small bathroom. So it would be worth considering smaller ceramic tiles that will look better and also be easier to lay and cut around awkward obstacles.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Get Insta Quote








    Attach photos for insta quote(if any)

    Kitchens are complex renovation projects and often require a significant investment. Needless to say, a successful custom kitchen renovation adds tremendous value to your Ottawa home. Based on our experience installing kitchens in Ottawa, your preparation work, which would include walls, flooring, electrical, and some plumbing for an average size kitchen start from about $10,000. Your kitchen cabinets for an average size kitchen usually would start from about the same amount of $10,000. There are exceptions to this. We have installed many kitchens in basement apartments that cost less. The best thing is to reach out to us to discuss your project in detail. Below you will see some before and after pictures of kitchen renovations. We have also provided short descriptions of what was done and rough costs of the projects.

    To ensure the ease of the process for you and us, we remove the stress of all the supporting materials selection and simply leave it up to you to choose your finish materials. Even with that, help is available if you need to choose the right style of the cabinets or the functionality that will meet your needs. We can help you design your kitchen cabinets, or you can use one of many kitchen companies that will design and sell the kitchen cabinets to you. Perhaps you have already designed and purchased the cabinets and installation of them, such as the Ikea kitchen cabinet, and simply need to prepare the space for your new kitchen. We offer complete and partial kitchen renovation services, where you can have us handle the entire project, or we can do a partial preparation for your kitchen and a kitchen manufacturer will come in to install kitchen cabinets.

    At Miracle Dream Homes (MDH), we have been renovating, remodeling, and redesigning bathrooms and kitchens, and finishing basements in the Ottawa area since 2004. Our experience ranges from updating older homes to restyling newer ones, renovating for aging-in-place requirements, expanding smaller spaces for greater convenience and comfort, personalizing home designs and layouts, and much more. Our customers across the Ottawa area count on our skilled crews and the experience of our team to complete their home renovation projects on time and on budget.

    It takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. Tradespersons such as plumbers and electricians, when going through an apprenticeship program, take at least 5 years or 8,280 hours before they are fully ready to start working on their own. DIY enthusiasts often feel excited about projects such as bathroom renovations, kitchen remodels and basement renovations. Of course, it is exciting to think of a home makeover! However, it’s important to know that whether you renovate your bathroom, basement or kitchen, getting professional help will not only save you time but potentially thousands of dollars.