 To find out how many tiles or paving slabs you need for your project, you will first need to work out the area of the space in question.

Follow these steps to calculate the area of the space you wish to pave:

• Measure the length.
• Measure the width.
• Multiply these two numbers together.

Example: if your patio will be 5 metres long and 3 metres wide, the area is 15m2.

If the space has an unusual shape, split it into simple squares and rectangles, measure the area of each section separately, and then add all measurements together to calculate the total area.

For instance, an L-shaped patio can be divided into two rectangles. If one rectangle measures 5m x 3m (15m2 area) and the other rectangle measures 3m x 3m (9m2 area), the total area is 24m2 and this is the number you should enter when you order from PrimaPorcelain.

This method also works for patios with steps - calculate the area of each individual step, then add each one to your total area calculation.

## Need any help?

The method described above is fairly versatile, but it does have its limitations. If you're planning a complex paving project that's difficult to accurately measure, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the PrimaPorcelain team - we'll be more than happy to answer any questions you have and recommend the best course of action.