When it comes to a DIY tile project, there’s a whole list of dos and don’ts. Want to avoid those scary mishaps? We’ve rounded up three common mistakes that you can be sure to avoid on your next tile project.
Whether you’re cutting around an outlet or cutting a curve like this, double check your measurements on any project. Measure twice, cut once and you won’t have to worry about wasted tile. (Photo via DIY Network)
Not using spacers while you’re laying tile results in an uneven, messy finish. Add a couple on each side of the tile to keep things level and looking professional in the end. (Photo via Erin Spain)
Once you’ve laid your tile, you’re in the home stretch, but a common mistake that happens at this point is using too much grout. Create a crisp, clean finish by smearing the grout on in a diagonal pattern, squeegee off the excess, and then use a damp sponge to remove any leftovers. (Photo via Love Grows Wild)
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Adding creative tile patterns to your space in equal parts is decorative and durable. If you’re looking for a way to bring art into your home with tile, we’ve highlighted four options below.
A few shades of subway tile and a little bit of patience is all it takes to achieve this showstopping backsplash. The V-shaped pattern makes your backsplash the focal point of the kitchen, while the subway tile keeps it looking classic and timeless. (Photo via Design Milk)
Not ready to give up on the chevron pattern? Neither are we. Stack rectangular tiles in this pattern to create height and dimension, and also bring a little fun to your kitchen or bathroom. (Photo via Design Milk)
If uniform isn’t your style, try incorporating scattered colored tiles throughout a white diamond pattern to add a geometric modern look to your space. (Photo via Amara)
When the right shades hit the right shapes you’ll create an eye-catching 3-D effect that brings depth to your space. Stick with neutral colors like gray hues to keep it clean and modern. (Photo via Domino)
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