The Most Important Tip For Tiling Anything
Everyone can use a little bit of advice, from a
professional, when it comes to tiling your bathrooms or kitchens. There
are plenty of great books available on tiling and I would suggest
purchasing one with a lot of pictures and illustrations. Enough of that,
now it's time for your great tiling tip's.
You're going to need to make sure that the tiles are square and this can easily be done, by laying a bunch of them on a flat surface, to form a square. You're probably going to need to place at the least 16 tiles, on the grounds, and then check them for irregularities.
To do this, place four titles in a row and then place the next four tiles next to the original four tiles and then repeat the process with the next two rows. This will give you a square that is four tiles wide and four tiles in height.
Now you need to examine the edges of the tile, to make sure that there aren't any gaps between the tiles. You should have a nice even flow to your group of tiles. Each grout line should be straight and if they aren't, try placing a few more tiles down, forming a larger square. You could always make your group of tiles, anywhere from five to 10 tiles square.
The larger the group of tiles, the better decision you will be able to make, about whether you will or won't use these tiles. The main objective here is to make sure that the grout lines are straight. If they aren't, then the individual tiles aren't perfectly square and I would suggest taking the tile back to where you bought them from and getting your money back.
Square tiles, can make a professional out of an amateur. It doesn't get any simpler than that. If the tiles don't look straight, on the ground, they're not going to look straight on your walls or countertops.