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.
Floors__To make your finished ceramic tile surface appear symmetrical (even if it isn't), you need to find the center of the surface first. Then measure in from the sides. Pay special attention to this step if you're tiling a small area, where wide tiles at one edge and narrow ones at the other will make the whole job look out of balance.
by Tangela D. Padilla on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile