Laying Out Tile


Everyone notices a beautiful tile job in a luxurious master bathroom, but not many people understand the time it takes to lay out and execute the tile job.  In fact, setting the tile is the easy part!  Most of the time involved in a intricate tile job is consumed by laying out the patterns.  On top of this, you need a precise layout in order to get an accurate quantity take-off on all of the different pieces of tile.

Next time you have some time to kill in a bathroom… consider how difficult it would have been to layout the tile pattern.  Notice the grout lines and how they meet intersections of other tile, the placement of bullnose tile,  and how shower doors and walls meet tile lines, and you’ll appreciate a good tile layer!