setting out

  1. M83T

    Setting out above bathtub.

    Hi everyone, apologies if this has already been covered before. I'm going to start doing my cousins bathroom at the weekend, (I'm not a professional but I'd like to be in the future, I just enjoy tiling) got everything covered so far so just thinking about setting out. What are the general rules...
  2. K

    Help ... 2 different tiles joint don’t line up (assumed both 30x60 but not)

    Hi, I bough two types of tiles, one of them being 300x600 rectified split face for a future wall, and the rest 300x600 marble. Only after laying few raws of the split face and one of the marble on one wall, I found out a day after that the joints don’t line up at an internal corner - I know...
  3. A

    What/How would you do it

    Ive bought these beveled edged tiles and setting out leaves me with a problem. As pictured ive set the tiles out this way to minimise the cuts, I have 1 full tile at the base of the picture then i was going to 2 halves then 1 full ect ect but its left me with a long cut ( in yellow ) and if i...
  4. acaciaguy

    Kitchen Splash back with metros - setting out for trim

    Hello all, I have a job this week doing a kitchen splash back and window reveal. The wall behind hob has a boxed in section which means extra cutting. I had originally planned and customer agreed that they wanted mitred externals. They have now changed their mind and want to use white round...
  5. Stevev

    Setting out a floor..........

    Setting my floor out, is it worth dry laying g and doing all my cuts then doing the adhesive or do cuts for half the room and then adhesive. It's a 4m squared porch. What do u prefer
  6. C

    Setting out for window

    Evening, hope all is well. Im Looking for a bit of advice regarding setting out on the window wall. Which ever way I play around with it I seem to have a sliver either at the window or both ends. I've attached a photo of the wall and a diagram with the measurements. It would be nice to know...
  7. E

    Setting out hand holding

    I’m going to start my bathroom refit this weekend and just want to check my plan is sensible. I’m using 300x500mm ceramic tiles, floor to ceiling, no border. The wall tiles are mainly pale, the floor tiles are dark and I was planning on creating a 100mm dark tile upstand all around. The room...
  8. L

    Setting out advice please!

    Hi guys, I finally have some walls and levels to work off for setting out. Here's the wall I am finding a bit tricky: Sorry for the squiffy angle, it's a small room. Here's a plan with dimensions: Tiles are 500 x 200, laid stacked, long side horizontal. 2 mm grout joints. I'm fairly...
  9. R

    Setting out bathroom

    Hi, I'm struggling to decide between these floor layouts. I've gone for staggered patterns so I can avoid intersecting with the grout lines on the walls. The floor tiles are 900mm x 450mm with 3mm grout line. The floor is 2460 wide by 2270mm long , the bath is 800mm wide by 1800mm long...
  10. J

    Setting out to tile a splashback

    As the title. I have my daughters kitchen splashback to tile. In the examples Ive seen the worktops seem to be taken as level and full tiles (metro) form the bottom layer. My question is how do you address if the worktop is not level? Do you mark a line about half a metro up and cut the bottom...
  11. J

    Setting Out URGENT! need advice TODAY, horizontal staring point (see drawing)

    I need opinions on where to start tiling. I'm doing a standard running bond with 300X600 tiles, so like oversized subway tiling. *Green tiles - cut tiles White tiles - full (uncut) tiles I want the tiles centered on the window and a full tile where the wall meets the ceiling. This doesn't...
  12. C

    Setting out French pattern

    Hi, I have been asked to tile a friends floor in a French pattern. They have a small shower room that leads through to a larger utility room by way of a door they would like the floor to flow through. How would the pattern Change the way you set out ? Would you start with the larger room ...
  13. P

    My 1st Job Bathroom setting out

    Hello everyone this is my first post I'll try not to waffle. Im in the middle of a house renovation and I'm just about to tile my bathroom. However I have a setting out problem with regard to the height. I'm using 300x 600 tiles and 3mm grout lines. If I set the tiles so they're almost...
  14. andy8758

    Tilers decision - easy and fast or difficult and slow?

    I have enjoyed a vast difference in tiling work this year. I am just finishing a wet room - couple of days fixing simple Topps Marfil ceramics 500x200 in brickbond (plus glass mosaic border). Room completed in 2 days plus grouting and finishing tomorrow. Its been nice to find something that...
  15. Cabnero

    Set out

    Been setting out my mum's bathroom and having a bit of a mare with the focal point which is the window. If I centre the window no matter of I start with a full tile or half tile (or even a quarter tile) im left with a small cut somewhere. The best compromise is a small cut sound the window...
  16. Cabnero

    Preparation Tiling around doorways

    Hi guys. I was just winding what you do when tiling around a doorway. Do you tile up to the architrave leaving a 2mm grout line, (or whatever, 3mm 5mm). Or do you tile then get a chippy to rebate the architrave if that's possible. Has anyone done any funky jobs where architrave wasn't...
  17. james hailwood

    What's Your Favourite Tool And Why?

    Which Is your favourite most prized tool in your kit and why?? Could be anything....laser, multi-tool, massive wet cutter etc etc. After coming back from oz I've gathered a few more bits n bats but I'd have to say my little DeWalt dw088k laser Is my best gadget at the minute. Great for a...
  18. J

    Setting Out Initial Tiling Lay Out Downstairs Opinion

    As some of you may have seen, from a previous thread, at the moment I am in the process of tiling my downstairs. I have been using some CAD software to look at potential setting out ideas. Coming up with an idea that satisfies a few criteria, however I may be going about it all wrong. At the...
  19. M

    Setting Out Wooden Plank Effect Floor Tile

    Been asked to lay some wood effect plank floor tiles, I've previously laid these in a brick bond layout in a very small kitchen, however in the pictures on the suppliers website they appear to be laid randomly and this will be a much larger area. Any thoughts on the best layout for a kitchen...
  20. P

    Preparation Help

    hi there ive seen a hallway floor this morning that the customer needs tiling she wants a boarder around the skriting board and full tiles in the middle,its a L shaped hallway,this is my first floor with a boarder,do i set out full tiles first then boarder tiles later or put the boarder in first...
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