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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
 

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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
What type of adhesive are you going to use?
I often will dry fit small floors of that size when I’m using a 2pf, just be sure to mark the floor so the tiles go back in the exact same position.
 

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Bag adhesive, standard, I'm told it has 2hrs on the buckets got time, but cuts are the thing taking the time, need a better way of making templates
 

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Awkward angles no right angles... Is there a better way than templates with paper

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33 x 33cm!!??
? I'd like some advice
 
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Either dry lay surrounding tiles and use another tile against surfaces to mark out cuts required or use a steel rule
 

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Awkward angles no right angles... Is there a better way than templates with paper
Simplest way for you to make a template is to cut thick cardboard in to inch strips, (tear up an old box or something) once you have thin strips, trace the outline of the space with your cardboard and either tape or use a glue gun to stick strips together.
You will then end up with the exact shape that the tile needs to be.
Something like this. As they’re small tiles, cardboard will be stiff enough, or anything you have to hand, just not paper.

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I only dry lay and cut what area my bucket mix will lay, I lift each row of tiles in the same sequence with the tile I place on on top the one I will lay First off on that row, if that makes sense, you can get a number of angle finders which save making templates but for normal externals and internals just do as Plan tec says.

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have a look at this, its canny.
 
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Wishi - is that an angle'izer? I guess you find it useful ? Are profile gauges helpful?
Thanks for the card strip tip.
 
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For me, I use a ruler and mark it out on the tile, its much simpler than messing with templates.
 

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For me, I use a ruler and mark it out on the tile, its much simpler than messing with templates.
I’ll get you to come mark out my next tile shall I Andy? :D:p:p
 

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Sal has a good way of doing it:
That’s how I was taught to lay Marley tiles, but obviously no grout joint, so you sit tile you’re marking directly on top.
He sounds more like a Chicago gangster than tiler :D
 

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But he's leaving no gap at the skirting.
 
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I just turn the tile upside down and mark it against the next tile using a spacer then take off the amount (10-15mm) for the movement joint under the skirting.
 

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