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Marking the walls before sticking the tiles

Marking the walls before sticking the tiles

Walls are rare, which can be covered with tiles without the need to trim them. So that the edge tiles are of equal size everywhere, their arrangement should be carefully planned. The easiest way is to mark the length of the tiles on a two-meter strip and by applying it to the walls vertically and horizontally, see for yourself, where the last row of solid tiles will reach. Considering, that few rooms have perfectly equal angles, door or window openings, they cannot be taken as a starting point for the position of the first vertical row of tiles. For the same reasons, skirting boards will be a bad indicator for horizontal rows.

So you need to draw a vertical line with your pencil, using a weight suspended on a string, draw a true horizontal line with a spirit level and nail a strip along the line near the base of the wall. This will be the line marking the first row of solid tiles. The best position for trimmed edge tiles is the bottom edge of the wall against the skirting board. As long as the ceiling is not crooked, avoid placing trimmed tiles along the top edge of the wall, as they will be more displayed there.