Help with non-geometic tile layout please

deedlesJune 5, 2012

It's getting to be close to MBR finishing time and I have a floor tile question:

We're using pebble tile from Stratastone for the floor. My design idea is to have white unglazed pebbles

with a 'meandering river' of green/blue glazed pebbles through the center of the floor.

Trying to figure out the best way to layout a non-geometric type of pattern like this? And then, how do I transfer that to the underlayment so it can be seen by the tile installer as there will be a mesh heat mat on top of the underlayment. Can I use a black sharpee marker or is there something else? Thanks

Also, does one need to seal the unglazed pebbles as with regular tile?

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Did the tile setter bid on a complicated pattern? this is not something to spring on them when they walk in the door.

Instead of marking it on the floor, mark out the dimensions of the floor onto cardboard (old boxes), create the stream pattern on that with the whole and partial sheets, and have the tiler move the tile sheets to the bathroom to lay them.

Do it close to the bathroom, of course.

You can use bits of hot glue to hold stray pebbles into place on the sheets.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 9:19AM
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That sounds like a good idea. I did tell the estimator guy about the pattern and showed him the tile, so that shouldn't be a surprise to them.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 12:23PM
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