MAK Studio - Upper TerraceContemporary Bathroom, San Francisco
What Houzz contributors are saying:
What a great tile layout — it looks like no drilling was needed. I love how the tub filler comes out of the center of four tiles. Often the trim for plumbing fixtures covers a large area. For an installation like this, it may be easier (and safer for the tile) for an installer to clip each tile corner at a 45-degree angle rather than drill one-quarter of a hole into each tile corner. Tip: You'll want your installer to take note of any seal gaskets (the washer that prevents water from getting behind the trim) and plan your cut so the gasket is properly supported by the tile.
Determine how much space you have to work with. Is there enough room to place it a few inches away from the wall? Will it fit through your doors and stairways? Measure and then measure again.
2. Double-check tile sizes. The single biggest mistake I see people make in tile layout is assuming a 12-inch by 24-inch tile is in fact 12 inches by 24 inches. Most tile is sold in European sizing, and the tile size is 30 centimeters by 60 centimeters. This size could also have a grout joint factored in, so your tile could be closer to 11 3/8 inches. By purchasing a good sample of tiles you can lay them out, check your tiles for warping and soak-test them for quality control.