Laying Ceramic Floor Tile

Laying roughly 170 square feet of porcelain tile in the new kitchen. The layout is diagonal to follow the junction between the living room / hall and the kitchen area, and I thought it would look more interesting. It’s more work doing it on an angle like this, since my tile cutter isn’t big enough to handle these cuts, so I had to do them all on the tub saw.
The first part of the floor was sloping down and I had to build that up so that the tiles would look flat. But the rest of the floor was new and perfectly flat already, and it went a lot quicker there.

This is part of my complete kitchen build and I’m making regular posts on the progress as it happens the website forum:
http://www.ibuildit.ca/ibuildit-forum/viewtopic.php?id=351

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Comments

Roy Wrenn says:

Kitchen is coming along nicely John! I’m looking forward to seeing it when you are finished with the remodeling.
Keep up the great work
Roy

craigleemehan says:

Wow you have a great eye for design. Really like your tile choices and layout for your counter tops and floor.

April Harmon says:

do you have any ideas on how I would lay out floor tile in a living room and diningroom and kitchen in a dome house. The angles are not squared.

The ShavingWood Workshop says:

The floor looks great john, love the pattern too !

D Day says:

It’s looking good John.

kmonnier says:

thank you for the slick trick with the stick

DAVID 24 says:

great tip john thanks

Avinash Arora says:

Just wanted to say I love this channel, I subscribed to your “main” channel some time back, and somehow stumbled on this one. As a home owner that loves to renovate and DIY stuff, this channel is pure gold to me. Thanks for doing all this work John!

hrxy1 says:

nice to see vids of the house interior work ty

Colby Saigeon says:

great video thanks for the tips

Trent Wainwright says:

Thanks for the vid, but it did make me cringe! I absolutely hate laying floor because I have to listen to my knees bitch at me the whole time!

MariaWoods99 says:

Yikes! Get some knee pads.

john smith says:

YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THE FLOOR AND THE COUNTERTOP YOU DID….KEEP PUTTING UP VIDEOS LIKE THIS IT REALLY ELPED ME OUT THANK YOU…

Don Doyle says:

Knee pads are great once the back of your knees toughen up. They will get sore but over time they will get used to wearing them.

co sakti says:

nice video, thanks

Helena and Mario - says:

Because you go around the cabinets, do you keep some extra tiles around
if you decide to rearrange the cabinets in the future or make the new
ones – or in that case you will get this tiles out and put some new ones
also? Anyway, great work! I really enjoy your channels.

Colin Herbert says:

I use the same method for marking tiles to cut an an angle. However, worth stating that the measuring ‘pole’ MUST be parallel to the edge of the tile. A slight angle off and the measurements change dramatically. precision is everything here. Nice video and nice tiles. Thanks for the time.

mmanut says:

Looks like a very porous tile. Before grouting you might want to apply a sealer to the entire floor so the clean up will be much easier!!! Looks great, my knees are talking to me as well, know how you feel!! Your videos are always interesting and fun to watch, Thank You, Vinny

I Build It Home says:

Laying roughly 170 square feet of porcelain tile in the new kitchen. The layout is diagonal to follow the junction between the living room / hall and the kitchen area, and I thought it would look more interesting. It’s more work doing it on an angle like this, since my tile cutter isn’t big enough to handle these cuts, so I had to do them all on the tub saw.
The first part of the floor was sloping down and I had to build that up so that the tiles would look flat. But the rest of the floor was new and perfectly flat already, and it went a lot quicker there.

This is part of my complete kitchen build and I’m making regular posts on the progress as it happens the website forum:
http://www.ibuildit.ca/ibuildit-forum/viewtopic.php?id=351

Ways YOU can help support the work I do in making these videos:

Plans for sale: http://www.ibuildit.ca/plans.html

Making these videos is expensive and time consuming, and you can help by becoming a supporter of this channel on Patreon. For as little as $1 per month, you’ll get early access to regular videos and also exclusive videos made just for my Patreon supporters!
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=865843&ty=h

Anthony Marzella says:

I hear ya on the knees bud. I fell off a roof, broke my ankle tore my ACL and broke the “knuckle” of my knee. Years of kneeling to lay out walls made them bad before that.

baconsoda says:

Your home is going to be a real masterpiece when you get it finished. It is lovely to watch a man who does not subscribe to the ”it’ll do rightly” brigade.

zimsjeep says:

Looks great man! Nice work as always.

Matt Lane says:

floor looks friggin awesome! what a kickass marking trick too

Kyle Merl says:

looks great! good idea tiling the toe kicks.

Rise Against says:

Thank you friend for the interesting video

muh1h1 says:

Spread it like peanut butter jelly… 😀

Olympic99 says:

what are those white lines on your subfloor ?

Dans Mcbrain says:

wow, I´m impressed with the stick trick !! awesome videos

Steffen Bach says:

I’m curious about the Wonderboard lite you’ve installed before laying tiles. What is it made from and why are you installing it before laying tiles?

Francis Barnett says:

Great looking floor, tiling is all about the details.

muh1h1 says:

Is it actually normal in North America to model your floor around the kitchen furniture? I have never seen this done, just whole floors and kitchens ontop!

The WoodWorking Junkie says:

Dude, I struggled trying to measure out an acward tile once and thats all I had to do lol dam.. thanks for the tip

Andrew Klein says:

Looking good, really clever marking trick.

Bobbysmitreshop says:

Ok! Looks good!

Ken Hyde says:

How come you did not tape the joints of the cement board with mesh tape?

Jp's Custom Woodworking says:

The Floor is looking great John, nice job! . >:)…JP

Bathtub Renew says:

“knee-pads”, brother!!!
thats a good word.

Peter Compton says:

Slowly but surely you are getting there. Yes getting old is a bummer 🙁 Great tip with the measure stick.

Driver says:

This looks great.
Would you ever do the plywood flooring again? Did it hold up well?

wayne creech says:

The Kitchen is looking great..

NobbyBinks says:

About to face some tiling in the next month or so and these videos are gold. Love all the tricks of the trade like the simple way you mark up the angled cuts. Thanks for producing these.

Peter Pawlak says:

How come you didn’t just tile under the cabinets?

deezynar says:

Very attractive, and nice method for marking your cut lines.

jason coleman says:

I’m a little late to your channel but wow you are awesome! I have learned so much just from the few videos I’ve watched. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the world. I look forward to watching more!

Brian Binns says:

Why didn’t you do the whole floor first then do your base cabinets. It would have been faster and easier? Probably not that more expensive.

Craig Pereira says:

looking nice. I like your method for measuring the tiles you need to cut.

Troy's Woodshop says:

I like the stick thing for doing the edge tiles. Great idea. Kitchen looks great too.

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