July 30, 2007

How-To Layout Tile

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We're going to be doing some tiling next week, so we figured we'd hop on the internet to see if we could find any good advice on how to handle the initial layout. Well, as expected, there's a lot of information out there and we sifted through it and now we're passing on the three best articles we found on the subject.

  • Extreme How-To - This article is great for floor layout. It doesn't go into great detail on how to deal with oddly shaped areas like under cabinet backsplashes, but if you're going to do a nice wide open space, it would be worth your time to read it. Article here.

  • Doityourself.com - This is a nice article on how to layout a shower/tub surround. It's pretty basic, but it's a nice place to start. Article here.

  • FloorsTransformed - We think this one is the most helpful. Not only are the written instructions, detailed and clear, but there are nice diagrams mixed in as well. It covers counter tops, tubs/showers, and backsplashes. In fact, it takes the method that Extreme How-To used and applies it directly to backsplashes. Article here.

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    Posted by Doug Mahoney at July 30, 2007 5:23 PM

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Recent Comments

The layout square used in the EHT article is C.H. Hanson's aSquare, which is a 3-4-5 square and is instrumental in getting square and plumb results.

http://www.chhanson.com/catalog/asquare_345.html

It is constructed of aircraft quality aluminum with an anodized finish for extra durability.

It is accurate to 1/32" over 4'.


Posted by: Rob [C.H. Hanson rep] at July 31, 2007 9:28 AM
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