Laying Out Your Tiles
Once you have decided on your tile laying pattern, it's a great idea to learn about movement joints and dry laying before you start laying.
In this section, we run through everything you need to know about laying out your tiles before you start tiling.
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|When to dry lay||Once you have your centre guidelines ready, it's time to "dry lay" your tiles to make sure you have your layout and tile quantity correct.|
|Movement joints; what they are||Movement joints act as a stress reliever to allow fine movement between adjacent building components.|
|Movement joint placement details||Our experts run through where and when to place movement joints.|
|Setting out wall tiles||Now you’ve decided on your layout, let’s get to it and start setting them out.|
|Setting out floor tiles||Our experts dish out how to set out your floor tiles so you're set up for success.|
|Setting out external areas||Our expert advice for setting out external areas and important information regarding movement joints.|
|Setting out mosaics||A good mosaic tile project requires a well-planned layout to ensure that grout seams run perfectly square.|
|Tiling around windows & doors||When tiling around windows and doors, keep your tile joints level on either side.|
|When Tiles Meet The Ceiling||When tiling to the ceiling, allow a gap for a flexible silicone joint.|
|When Tiles Meet A Carpet Area||When tiles meet a carpeted area make sure the edge isn't a tripping hazard - Beaumont Tiles has a wide range of trims to suit!|
|Grout spaces||Grout adds both a functional and decorative element to any tiling job.|
Grout Spaces With Tile Spacers
Grout adds both a functional and decorative element to any tiling job. In a nutshell, it fills the slim lines between tiles, helps hold your tiles in place and prevents water penetration.
Tile spacers are a fantastic way to ensure your grout lines remain straight and even and are available in different sizes from all Beaumonts stores. They are available in various sizes, for 1.5mm, 2mm and 3mm width joints. They are not embedded in the grouting but are placed with one arm placed in the gap between the tiles during installation to consistently space each tile and ensure gaps remain constant until the adhesive sets. All the spacers must be removed once the tile adhesive has dried and prior to grouting.
Our Hot Tip: We supply all the grout spacers you'll ever need! See our range here or pop into your local Beaumonts store.