Designing Clay Tiles: If you want to design the tiles, use a pointed but small object, like a paper clip. Using the sharp end of the clip, etch a design on the surface of the tile. If you want to decorate the tile, use small pebbles or beads. Since the clay is still soft at this stage, these things can be easily pressed upon its surface.
STEP 2: Measure __ Walls __ When tiling a wall, you'll want to establish a top line that is level. Few walls are truly plumb, so use a level to mark the top line. Establish its height so that you won't have to cut very thin tiles (or cut very thin shards from nearly full tiles) to come flush to the floor. Snap a top line on your walls, and then snap a center line, too. Be sure to lay out all the walls you plan to do before you begin tiling.
by Marina J. Ferrin on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile