Rolling and Cutting Kneaded Clay: To make the basic frame of the ceramic tile, you need to create equal_sized pieces from the kneaded clay. Roll_out small pieces of clay, using the pin. Ensure that the rolled_out clay is at least 0ሑ_inches thick. Using a knife, cut the rolled_out clay in the required shape. The square shape is the easiest to carve and the most common shape for ceramic tiles. If you aren't sure about the uniformity of the squared clay pieces, use a ruler to measure each end.
The space between the tiles should be uniform. Use spacers if your tiles don't come on mesh sheets. The larger the tile the larger the space should be between them. Some do_it_yourselfers will make the mistake of pushing tiles too close together to reduce grout lines. Without enough surface area, grout won't bond well and can fail prematurely, leaving room for leaks and water damage. It's also very important to let the adhesive cure fully.
by Shirley C. Howard on Aug 01, 2018 Ceramic Tile