Paint, Tiles, Wallpaper

Details on How Much Paint, Wallpaper and Number of Tiles to Use

Floor and wall tiling

The following table shows the number of tiles you will need for each square metre of surface to be covered. You should add 7.5% to these figures and more if the areas are interrupted by projections and the like.

 

 Number of tiles required
Size of tile Number of tiles
100 x 100mm 100
150 x 75mm 89
150 x 150mm 44
200 x 100mm 33
200 x 200mm 25
225 x 225mm 20
250 x 125mm 32
250 x 250mm 16
300 x 150mm 22
300 x 300mm 11
450 x 450mm 5
600 x 600mm 3
600 x 450mm 4

 

When buying the materials make sure that you can obtain a refund on any unopened packs in case you have over-ordered. If you are fixing ceramic tiling, you will probably need a paste-type adhesive and this is sold in tubs of different sizes to cover between one and six square metres of tiling.

Painting

The covering capacity for paints depends to a large extent on the surface being painted, the type of the paint and the skill of the painter. The figures set out below are based upon brush application for square metres per litre of paint.

 

Surface Undercoat Gloss Emulsion       
Plaster 11-14 11-14 12-15
Brickwork   6-8 7-9 7-9
Blockwork   6-8 6-8 6-8
Woodwork         10-12 10-12 12-14

 

 

Wallpapering

The number of rolls of wallpaper needed to decorate a room will depend upon size of the pattern repeat, the number of doors and windows and the height of the room. The table below gives the number of rolls required for different-sized rooms with a standard number of doors and windows.

 

 

Height of papered wall

Perimeter 2.1 2.25 2.4 2.55 2.7 2.85 3.15
   8.50m 4 4 4 4 4 5 5
 11.00m 5 5 5 5 6 6 6
 13.50m 6 6 6 7 7 7 8
 16.00m 7 7 8 8 9 9 9
 18.00m 8 8 9 9 10 10 10
 20.50m 9 9 9 10 11 12 12
 23.00m 9 9 10 12 12 13 13
 25.50m 10 11 12 13 14 14 14
 28.00m 11 12 13 14 15 16 16
 30.50m 12 13 14 15 16 17 17

 

If in any doubt about the number of rolls to order, order an extra one because nearly all retailers will offer a refund on any unopened rolls.
 

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