Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Detail makes a difference

Posted in - Detail on October 27th 2012 15073 Comments

Good design and attention to detail make these areas look polished. Wrapping means that the tile used to finish the wall and return the short corner is the same tile. This allows the grain of the tile to continue around the corner and makes for a more polished look.

Double-check tile sizes

Posted in - Tile Size on October 27th 2012 14492 Comments

The single biggest mistake I see people make in tile layout is assuming a 12-inch by 24-inch tile is in fact 12 inches by 24 inches. Most tile is sold in European sizing, and the tile size is 30 centimeters by 60 centimeters. This size could also have a grout joint factored in, so your …

Plan it out!

Posted in - Shower and Bathtub Walls on October 27th 2012 16804 Comments

Make sure your plumber and electrician know where you’ll need space to include a niche in your shower or bathtub wall for your shampoo bottles. Mark the wall studs with spray paint or mark all sides with a permanent marker, informing all tradespeople that the space is reserved for your tiler.¬†Other details, such as recessed …