Tiles, as set base level

How to set the base level to place tiles this job requires that we take some time to do it right.

In fact it depends on the tiles and or ceramics are right and have a neat job.

You need:

Wood, level, nails, tape, carpenter’s hammer, pencil and tiles.


1. Before you start, make a rule for tiles.

The rule of tiles serve you to calculate how many rows of complete pieces can be placed.

To make it, I placed next to a wooden board a row of tiles, also respecting the expansion joints, using spacers, and mark the boundaries of each piece.

2. Based on a tile, place the baseline level.

Supports a tile against the bottom of the wall and place the bar above it, taking care to leave the space for the material.

To ensure that it is perfectly horizontal, set the level above the table.

Then attach the wood with nails.

3. Make sure the wood is at the correct distance.

Once the wood nailed guide, slide a tile below this to check if the distance to the ground is correct.

If so, mark with a pencil corresponding to the lower edge of the crossbar point and then you can now remove and clear the wall.

4. With the level vertical calculate the total rows.

On the horizontal mark previously made, you should place the tiles rule and count the number rows covering the wall.

If the last row fails to take middle tile, reduce the space in the front row!

5. Nail brand based on the horizontal level.

The horizontal mark is the starting point for the first row of tiles.

Using it as a reference, key again the bar and level to ensure its perfect horizontality.

6. Select the key vertically the bar.

Arrange bar below a row of tiles while respecting the together-, center and mark in the bar the first tile.

Then point pencil vertically on the wall and other key reference bar using that line.

Now you have the right angle that provides support for the tiles.

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