- The main tiled floor compositions
- Arrangements and cut-outs of tiles for a rectangular room
- Arrangements and cut-outs of tiles for an irregular piece
- Layout tip
Whatever the type of laying, the laying plan is the preliminary step that determines the final success. Prepared on site or in situ, it will determine the location of your original tile.
The main tiled floor compositions
Right offset, diagonally offset installation, chevron installation, offset installation with cabochon, cabochon installation: find above the main compositions for tiled floors. Here's how to develop them:
- The installation starts along two perpendicular axes. The original tile is placed at their intersection.
- In a room with complex shapes, draw with the chalk line the two perpendiculars, from the entrance door and the window.
- For a diagonal pose, determine the center of the piece by drawing the diagonals.
- From the base tile thus defined and lay dry a row of tiles. According to the fall obtained at the edge, push back the starting line.
- Carry out the same operation in the other directions until you get more or less half a tile around the room for a straight installation, and a cut on the diagonal of the tile along the least visible wall, for the installation in diagonal.
Arrangements and cut-outs of tiles for a rectangular room
straight cutThe objective is to obtain on the periphery of the piece a cut corresponding to more or less a half-square.
Diagonal cutIn this case, it is arranged to have more or less a half-square periphery cut at 45° on the diagonal.
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Arrangements and cut-outs of tiles for an irregular piece
straight cutThe ideal is to get a half-square on the periphery. Irregular cuts are made on the less visible walls.
Diagonal cutThe best is to obtain a 45° cut along a wall, or two, on the most discrete part of the room.
The layout is the drawing made from the plane of the room to visualize and arrange the future elements; here the pattern and the number of tiles of the new tiles.
Use a layer sheet to make your layout. This simple method allows you to simulate the pose mode, the layout of the patterns and the precise location of the cuts. The goal: to provide aesthetic cuts of tiles on the edges and to ensure that the less regular ones are made on the less visible wall.
Make a plan of the room on a smaller scale (1 / 100th or 1 / 50th), not to mention the doors and windows.
With a gray pencil, draw your tiling on a sheet of tracing keeping the same scale.
Overlay the two drawings and move them together to determine the best layout.
Once you have made the choice, fix the layer with adhesive and refer to the plan of the piece to be tiled.