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Tile School: Being there for your tile installation

By Kali |

When it comes to the tile buying process, we really like to help you every step of the way. While we cannot physically be there for the installation phase, we want to set you up for success. We've talked about questions you should ask your tile installer and the importance of a dry lay, but we also recommend that yourself or someone you trust is on site when your tile is being installed. 

Tile Shown: 6" Triangles in Calcite

We'll use triangle tiles as an example for this blog. Even if you're just using a single color, triangles can be set in an number of ways, either randomized or in a more structured pattern. While you can communiate your vision to your tile installer, we have found that the people are the most happy with the result of an install when they are present. 

We recently re-tiled our entry wall at our San Francisco showroom and it was important to us to have a very randomized pattern. By having someone present and working with the installer, we were able to get exactly the look we had imagined. 

Tile Shown: 6" Triangles Frost, Iron Ore, Salton Sea, Sea Glass

Being present (for at least the beginning of the install) is a great check point to make sure you and your installer are on the same page on how you want your tile oriented within your space, the pattern, as well as the grout joint size that will work best for the project.

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