Because of the wide spread of ceramic tile installation patterns, homeowners can easily decorate their homes so that it will reflect their personality. More than that, ceramic tile patterns can add value to the home, thanks to the intricate styles and expensive tiles.
Ceramic tiles also offer the possibility of a large number of shapes and sizes that can be combined in order to result in something that the homeowner wants.
If you want to start a ceramic tile installation pattern project, you need to follow the next steps. They will help you avoid mistakes and wastes of materials, time and money.
How to measure and evaluate your space
First of all, you have to make all the necessary measurements in order to know exactly how much material you need for the tilling. Knowing the size of the area that will be tilled is going to make your job easier in choosing the tile types and sizes.
An assessment of the room environment that is going to be tilled is also necessary. If humidity is likely to appear, then tile selection and tile combination will be a little more difficult.
The tile amount and size options
After you have done a clear mapping of the area that is going to be tilled and the potential problem areas, you can start choosing the right tile options for your needs. Check closely the sizes, the types and the styles. Pick the ones that you like and make a note for them before purchasing.
Before any project is started, you need to do a lot of prep work and calculations to make sure that your job will go smoothly and just the way you want. This step is also going to help you prevent running out of materials that can ruin your plans and ideas.
The ceramic tile installation patterns
To make an overall idea of the project, make a pattern with the tile sizes that you have already chosen on a graph paper. Here you can make all the adjustments that you want and try any possibility of tiles, taking into consideration the floor and wall layout. From this whole thing, you can find out the time that you’ll need, the material required and the cutting that you’ll have to do.
The final calculation
Once you’ve agreed on the tiles and ceramic tile pattern, take a segment of this pattern and measure the entire area that will be covered with those tiles. Make a final calculation for the area that you are going to work on. After the calculation has been done, divide it for each individual tile to see how much you will need from each one and finally add some extra to be sure you won’t run off of material.