Ceramic tile : easy, elegant makeovers by Editors of CPi

By Editors of CPi

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Center the tile within the room and keep the final tiles at opposite sides equal in size. Minimize the number of cuts required and avoid cutting very narrow pieces of tile. Disguise disparities on walls that are not square. Plan effective placement of borders, liners, and trim. Laying Out Wall Designs ■ 35 ■ Drawing Layouts for Wall Designs It may not be necessary to draw layouts for small, simple projects, but it’s a good idea if you’re tiling more than one wall, creating designs or borders, or working with walls that aren’t plumb or a room that’s out of square by more than an inch.

15 Overhang the front edge of the curb with a straight 1× board, so it is flush with the outer wall material. Apply mortar to the mesh with a trowel, building to the edge of the board. Clear away excess mortar, then use a torpedo level to check for plumb, making adjustments as needed. Repeat for the inside face of the curb. Note: The top of the curb will be finished after tile is installed (step 19). Allow the mortar to cure overnight. 14 Install cementboard on the alcove walls, using 1⁄4" wood shims to lift the bottom edge off the CPE membrane.

15 Overhang the front edge of the curb with a straight 1× board, so it is flush with the outer wall material. Apply mortar to the mesh with a trowel, building to the edge of the board. Clear away excess mortar, then use a torpedo level to check for plumb, making adjustments as needed. Repeat for the inside face of the curb. Note: The top of the curb will be finished after tile is installed (step 19). Allow the mortar to cure overnight. 14 Install cementboard on the alcove walls, using 1⁄4" wood shims to lift the bottom edge off the CPE membrane.

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