Naturally, you want to match the number of metal ceiling tiles you order as closely as possible to your ceiling size, going a little over rather than under to ensure that you have enough. However, measuring your ceiling can be a bit of a pain in the neck in the most literal sense. In order to avoid the discomfort that comes with straining to measure your ceiling, it is best to learn the quickest and simplest methods for taking a ceiling measurement.
Start by using online cost estimator to get an idea of the number of panels you will require.
With a ceiling measurement that is accurate and reliable, you can order your aluminum ceiling tiles knowing you have a sufficient supply to complete your project. Many do not realize that it should not take long to accurately measure your ceiling, and you should not be left nursing a stiff neck for days afterward, either. With a simple method on hand, your measurements should take no more than a few minutes.
Spending several minutes (or worse yet, an hour or more) measuring your ceiling can have you feeling the effects days later. Here are a few steps and tips to measuring your ceiling both quickly and accurately:
While metal ceiling tiles are, of course, made for ceilings, that is not their sole purpose. You can use metal ceiling tiles to create accent walls, make your own backsplashes, adorn oven range hoods, and decorate furniture. In order to do any of those things, however, you’ll need to take the correct measurements to know just how many metal ceiling tiles you’ll need.
If you’re measuring a wall for a metal ceiling tile accent wall, approach the measurement as you would with the ceiling. Take the length and width of the wall and multiply them to get the wall’s area. If the wall has windows or doors, measure those elements and subtract their areas from the overall area of the wall. Divide the result by 144 inches to get the square footage of your wall space.
Measuring for a backsplash or a piece of furniture is just as easy. But if you should feel any neck or arm discomfort during the measuring process, it’s important to take a stretch break. By approaching your measurements in a straightforward fashion, the time they take is reduced, saving you from the soreness and pain that often accompanies the task.
Always follow the old adage – measure twice and cut once! Measure your ceiling before placing an order for tiles. It’s better to order an extra tile so you can finish your project rather than underestimating and having to order again.