Take a file and an old towel.
Here are the calculations:. Then follow this tutorial on how to use a tile wet saw to make your cuts. If for whatever reason you need to take a break, simply wipe away any exposed thinset with your putty knife.
Slide the cutter's adjustable fence against the edge of the tile so that you can cut the remaining tiles without marking each one.
Tiling around obstacles such as tub or shower fixtures, shelves, or windows, will require a bit more time and patience and, most likely, tile cuts. Sign up for weekly project ideas and advice from experts. At this point in my staircase method, I needed to cut an L-shaped tile to continue the staircase. Prep the Shower Area for Tile Layout To start tiling, prepare by running a bead of silicone caulk around the perimeter of the area you are tiling to seal it Image 1.
I personally prefer this method because of the wall corner to help guide the vertical line of tiles. How To Rooms and Spaces Bathroom. Required Tools Shopping List. Removing Efflorescence from Walls.
But for a tub or shower, you need to begin with a cement backer board base, because the tile will be constantly wet. This Old House has partnered with HomeAdvisor to connect you with trusted home improvement pros!
Make any adjustments necessary to get the tile completely level — both from the front and from the side. Finish setting the tiles in the other quadrants of the back wall. All rights reserved. Be sure to check out our tutorial for grouting and sealing the grout to complete your project.
It also increases the likelihood of an uneven tiled face across your wall. Sign Up for More No Thanks. Then use the fiber mesh tape with thin set to tape the joints. Tiny House, Big Living 5pm 4c. Since the backerboard is already installed around the tub, the tile is ready to be installed.
Our grout on the shower seat started disintegrating, then the bullnose tiles started loosening.