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Alright, so now that we kinda went over the brick pattern, we, uh, we’ve Herman on the last episode that you want to figure out which way the, uh, the brick the brick is going to go and which I’m all set you’re going to do and that’s gonna determine how you lay out your floor and if you’re, if you’re using a square tile like, um, uh, 12 by 12 or something like that, and you want to do a, um, a brick brick lay, the uh, best thing to do is in our opinion, this is just a, just, that’s just an opinion. Um, Milwaukee Home Builder
so that’s a, you know, if you walked in the door or the primary direction, you’re going to be seeing this wreck from make it so that you can’t look down one long grout. Joints is if you look at a brick pattern, like, like even on a house, the horizontal brake twice, just go straight through, um, but the vertical ones stagger back and forth. So if you’re looking at your tile, whichever direction you’re going to get the most from, um, that’s the way that we recommend doing the brick joint. Otherwise, the brick joins not nearly as noticeable as what it could be if you, uh, if you did the stagger going with the way you look at it the most, and if it’s, if it’s not making sense to you, just do what we said in the last episode and do the dry lay ’em and just lay it out and know you’re 10 miles or 15 miles or however much you need to to get the idea of, of what you’re, uh, what you’re going for. And if you don’t like it one way, try the other way. And if you don’t like either ways, try turning on diagonal. You know, there’s multiple different ways of going about laying tile. You’re not. That’s one of the things that’s great about it is you’re not really tied into one set way. You can kind of experiment and see what you like best Milwaukee Home Builder. And that being said, do you want to,
you want us to do just whatever fits you the best. Whatever fits your room the best. Don’t, uh, don’t feel like you have to do one way or another because we told you that. Are Your friend posted that or anything of that nature? There’s definitely ways that will make it easier for you for cutting and lay, but that does not mean that you cannot do it certain way provided you have the right amount of tiles and the right amount of space, right? Essentially you’re going to be the limiting factor in what you can do with tile. The tile will do whatever you tell us more or less within reason. Yeah. I’m going to be able to curb a 12 by 24 tile. Not going to happen. But that being said, there’s a lot of cool things that you can do with tile. I’ll walk you home builders. So now that you’ve kind of got an idea of the best way that we recommend for laying out these tiles,
um, the next thing that we recommend is, is finding more or less the center of the room and a square bathroom. This is pretty easy. It’s square kitchens for any Roman. This is easy, but once you start getting into these really cut up bathrooms that kind of bounced in and out and all over the place, that gets a little bit more difficult, Milwaukee Home Builder but you want to, uh,
the me thing. You want to find the centers that way you don’t end up with a one inch tile on, on one side that bumps into the wall and a 22 and sound the other side. Sometimes there’s not a whole lot that you can do about that if you’re going with and it, it’s in and out all over the place. But if you’ve got a square room, chances are you can avoid that one inch tile or do everything in your power to avoid that you can set up for. It’s not going to be just liver instead of who are, it’s going to be an actual decent. Uh, um, and the reason for this is just purely aesthetic and you know, it’s not really that big of a pain in the butt. If you do have a lifestyle that they got to put in, if not the most fun thing in the world, but it’s not gonna ruin your day, let’s say.
So we recommend this for aesthetics and also along the same lines, you don’t want to end up with a sliver of a piece that land right near the doorway leading into the room because that, uh, that can be a real pain in the butt and it can also be a lot more prone to tipping, you know, in terms of actually cracking the whole piece off. So that’s, that’s one reason why we, why we would recommend laying out ahead of time just so you don’t end up with one of those scenarios. Um, so the best way to do this is if you, if you’ve never done it before, Milwaukee Home Builder the best thing you can do is just kind of dry. Lay your floor a little bit and get a good idea of what the actual distance for Kyle is going to be. Once they’re spaced out. Typically a spacer does anywhere from 16 to a quarter inch. I’m the most popular being about an eighth inch and that’s your cross joint, so that’s what we find that people liked the most is the eighth inch product lines,
so yes mate, remember to add that onto the width of the tile and you decided to get the most accurate portrayal of the actual width of each tile is measuring. Yeah, or I should say that’s where he gets the most accurate portrayal is dry laying like like five to 10 times in a row with spaces and everything. Making sure they’re nice and tight, measuring the overall length and make sure if you’re measuring, you go, you finish. If you’re. If you’re hooking directly on the first time, you want to make sure you add that last space or that way you get more accurate for frail. So
either way, I’m however many whatever you like to do is divide that our many tile that you measured and then that’ll give you your actual finished a dimension for your tile that’s going to be getting late and I know this is really dry and boring and Blah and by not making a whole lot of sense, but it’s going to save you time. Milwaukee Home Builder And if you don’t understand what I’m saying, you can always just lay the tiles directly where they’re going to go and you can see how they’re going to lay out when they’re finished. A little more work. But as long as you get the exact end result, you’re going for it. It’ll be worth it. Walk home builders.
So that being said, we’re gonna. Find the center of the room roughly each way and get a good idea of how the. It’s everything’s gonna, finish layout. That’ll essentially give us a starting point. And I don’t mean the center of the room is starting point. I can give us a point to measure off of to get close to a wall and then basically measure out that wall to keep it square. And everything I recommend, um, you know, snapping a line for your, um, your starting point. And usually when we do this, if it’s a, obviously measure about 16 inches out, so sometimes that’s one rows, two rows, but you don’t really want to go much tighter than that because then sometimes you can’t get the trial and they’re easy to call it out. And that’s basically the only reason you can start narrower. Milwaukee Home Builder It’s just my personal preference. So let’s say we have 12 inch tiles and it laid out where there’s a half a tile that goes up to the wall that would be 18 inches. If I up the second role, that’s what I’ll do is I’ll measure out the 18 inches, snap a line across, and then that’s where I’ll start, start tiling. And nothing I like to do is, um, you know, actually lay out the perimeter of the room to start with.
Um, and what I mean is basically, if you’re know, if you’ve done it a few times and you’re competent with laying out, you can lay out the whole room and just set up where you can cut all the pieces. I think that’s gonna be a full tile. Milwaukee Home Builder You can do that ahead of time so you can cut everything and just start playing and not have to worry about stopping while you’d like to be able to cut, walk people millers.