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Great Subway Tile Sizes Ideas

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okay so that’s done now i’m gonna move on to over here herringbone so I set up my tile and so I can make take some measurements because this backsplash backlash section I’m doing over there is small I can layout the whole length of the backsplash in the herringbone if it was much longer I wouldn’t do that I would just lay out a section and then I could take measurements off the section that I have laid out to get reference lines you know multiple times on a longer wall so because it’s small I can I can do the whole thing and if you were doing a Oh like a feature above a stove or something like that this is what you would do also do you would lay out the whole thing so that way you could cut it and then just pick it up and put it in place so what I’m doing here this is approximately the center of my entire pattern for that wall and I’m measuring the center of a tile on the short side because that’s where my center line is gonna be for my entire entire pattern so this is the center not this or this but this is the center so for this blog I’m just focusing on this small area of the backsplash which is the herringbone section the backflash actually is much larger over by the window in the stove it’s all running bond and inside the two little cabinets on the far end there next to the herringbone is also running bond so this is the bottom 17 it’s 17 and 3/4 from the counter to the bottom of the cabinets so this is the be top top and this is gonna be bottom that’s gonna be the top over here in the bottom it’s gonna be that this is my my centerline let’s see what 26 is so i think it’s 26 and a half if I start like this all my bottom cuts will be like this then this is my piece up here right so that’s good this is my centerline this way it’s actually 26 and a half let’s do like this twenty six and a half this is what I’m gonna get at that wall this is what I got going to get imagine that’s a wall that’s what I get at that wall this is what I’m gonna get on the bottom this what i’m gonna get the top and this is what I’m gonna get on that wall so walks out really nice so I’m gonna start cutting these and then stop putting them up there i’m gonna use Ardex X77 as my thinset like this up okay since this is a dry area it’s never gonna see any water drywall is perfectly fine and also because these are small tiles three by six the recommendation pretty much always is when you spread your thinset to go I have the trowel lines go in a straight line now this is very important for larger tiles for small tiles like a three by six or mosaic tiles it’s still a good idea just to do it so that you just get in the habit but it’s not and not at all really critical because you can actually get some pretty good pressure on the tiles and collapse those lines just by pushing them in and there’s not a lot of room for air to be be trapped so when you got smaller tiles it’s not as important but it’s a good idea to you know just do it so that you’re in the habit of doing it so what I’m talking about here you know just to be perfectly clear is is that directional roweling all the lines of the thinset should all go in one direction okay so these tiles are 3/8 of an inch thick three by six and they’re all pretty well gauged it’s there’s really not much difference in the thickness of the tile sometimes you can get subway tiles that aren’t gaged very well these have rounded edges sometimes you can get subway tiles that have square edges the rounded edges are easier to do because you really if you’ve got a rounded edge when you put two tiles together it’s harder to feel if the tiles are not perfectly flat or in-plane if they’ve got rounded edges it’s a lot easier to hide that so these tiles as I was saying that three-eighths inch stick and I’m using the quarter inch square notch trowel I don’t like to use anything smaller than that unless it’s a mosaic tile these time the backs of these tiles are flat so when you push it into the things that you get really good coverage that combines the fact with the fact that the very small tiles again 3 by 6 so collapsing the ridges and getting good coverage is pretty easy with 1/4 a square notch trowel and a flat back of the tile also I’m using an 1/8 inch space just as no no tile should ever be put butted tight to each other and the minimum grout line is 1/16 of an inch no no installation of any kind of tile should ever be done with a grout line smaller than 1/16 of an inch and just again here I’m actually using an eighth of an inch okay so that’s done now i’m gonna move on to over here so i’m gonna use power grout these are eight an inch this is for any size grout line let’s see where it says it says somewhere on here anyway very stain resistant power grout and that’s the matching caulk and it’s standard white and this is also standard white so you know this is a a marble tile it’s a real natural stone so it has to be sealed before you groutt now the homeowner supplied a decent sealer not the brand that I usually use I just didn’t want to show it on here and besides that I forgot to turn my camera on when I was sealing it but this entire backsplash was sealed before I grout now that’s not a step you wanna skip want to skip before you grout your marbles you should seal it not after you grout it you can seal it again after you grout it but before you grout pretty much every natural stone should be sealed before it’s grouted I can’t emphasize that enough okay so it looks like I grouted it and I went right ahead and washed it but that’s not actually what happened I I grouted this area and then I went to grouted another area and then I came back and touched the grout line and saw that there was no transfer to my finger son I knew that it was ready to wash so you don’t want to just especially with the power grout you don’t want to just fill the grout lines and then wash it right away you have to wait for the grout to set up a little bit you don’t wanna wait too long so every when you periodically go back and you put your finger on a ground line and if there’s no transfer of grout to your finger and that means it’s ready to wash then you want to use always use clean cool water to grout I mean to wash and to mix you grout okay so caulking is another important step you just you don’t want to just fill all your corners with grout you want to make sure that you put a flexible caulk in all the transitions from the tile to the cabinets and from the tile to the countertop you want to make sure you caulk those don’t just fill them with grout okay so I hope you enjoyed the blog and as always don’t forget to share leave your comments in the comment section below and also check me out on patreon I’ll leave links to relevant sites in the description below and also check out my PDF I have one for now it’s a paid for PDF it’s for sale it’s for the general guidelines for the installation of a floor tile I think it’s got some really good stuff in there and if you buy it you support 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