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HOW TO: MEASURE FOR BACKSPLASH

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I get asked ALL THE TIME how many boxes of Peel and stick backsplash I used for my kitchen projects. I can’t even remember, but I can help you figure out how much you will need for your project!

It can be confusing to figure out how many boxes to order, but I promise it’s not that difficult once you know how to do it. You want to make sure you have enough, with some extra just in case.

You’ll just need to take a few measurements and do some simple math to make sure you’re ordering enough for your project.

What you’ll need:

– Measuring Tape

– Pen or Pencil and paper

– Calculator


First, you’ll need to figure out the total area of your backsplash in square inches. To find this number you’ll need to grab your measuring tape and measure the height and width of your backsplash.

Be sure to write this down and always round up.

To calculate the square inches simply multiply the height times the width.

If there are multiple walls or sections, you can find the area of each separately and add them together for your final number.

For example, say you measured a backsplash area that is 48″ W x 24″ H.

When multiplied you get a total of 1,152 square inches.

48″ x 24″ = 1,152 square inches

Tile is sold by the square foot, so next you’ll need to figure out the total square footage of your backsplash based on the square inches you just calculated.

To get this number simply divide your total square inches by 144.

48″ x 24″ = 1,152″/144 = 8 square feet

We always recommend ordering at least 10% extra. 10% of 8 square feet is .8, so you should round up and order at least 9 square feet of tile total.

That’s it! You’re ready to start ordering your tile!


 

 

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