Laying Ceramic Tile Using A Grid System
Laying ceramic tile is so much easier when you know how to layout floor tile using a grid system.
Once you have selected the tile that you are going to install and the floor has been prepped, I will guide you in laying ceramic tile- the easy way.
This is where you can get stuck in your Tile Installation and that’s okay.
When I installed my first tile job, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.
I was a Professional carpet installer. I just had that DIY in my blood. I didn’t know how to make a grid. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. (oh the good old days of learning things the hard way!)
I can show you how laying ceramic tile can be easy!
You might not know exactly where to start or how to start and if this is the point that you are at now, I’m glad you are here reading this. I want to help guide you through this process and help make your tile installation go as easy as possible.
I would like to introduce to you the grid system. With this system we are going to accomplish several things to help make your tile installation go easier, faster and it will look better.
Imagine what it would look like if the room that your installing tile in was drawn on a piece of grid paper. If you drew everything to scale on that paper including- the cabinets, walls and doorways you would be able to see exactly how all the tiles would fit in that room.
Now imagine that piece of paper becoming the actual size of the room and now you can see these lines on the floor.
Wouldn’t that be great! Think about it, if all those lines were on the floor before you started installing your tile, how easy would it be to figure out your cuts for the tile and then install the tile using those lines to guide you? Wouldn’t almost be like cheating?
Well I’ll tell you first hand, that this is the process I use and IT WORKS GREAT!
There are a few simple steps that we will go through, then you can use this system too.
Grab these few items so we can get started
- Tape Measure
- Pencil for writing
- Carpenters pencil for marking on the floor
- Chalk Line/I use black chalk and it seems to work the best