## Tiling by own hands: choose the scheme

Cladding with ceramics is not necessarily equal parallel rows of square tiles, there can be many options. Even if you have only square elements of decoration, with their help you can get a lot of unusual decor options. Of course, the simplest one is chess, when tiling is performed by hand with the alternation of two contrasting colors or conversely, close in the tonal range, colors. The drawing can be made larger by placing 4 pieces of the same shade at once. This option is suitable for both floor and wall cladding.

There is another way how to lay tiles, more elegant - when square elements are formed inscribed one into another rhombus. In fact, this laying the tiles on the diagonal, and the technique is very similar to the "carpet".** It is very important to take into account that with this method the consumption of facing elements is slightly higher, therefore you need to purchase 10% more than the estimated number of **.This method visually expands the space of the room, if such a pattern is laid out on the floor, and if on the walls, then the room seems higher. Other types of laying tiles require a different form of facing elements.

## Technology of laying rectangular shaped tiles

For rectangular elements, the methods of laying tiles are much more diverse than for boring squares. It's easiest to put it under a parquet floor. For this, it is necessary that the three ceramic strips stacked side by side make up an even square. Then it will be possible to have them alternating: three longitudinal, next to a square of three transverse, then again longitudinal. This technology of laying tiles always gives a very effective result for a room with any floor space. If you want to improve the room, you will need other options for laying tiles, for example - herringbone. The pattern can be oriented diagonally with respect to the walls and longitudinally.

The first row is best laid without glue, and only after making sure that nowhere is not wrong, you can carry out the installation.

The first option is easier, we put the cladding element along the wall, the second one we put it to the end next to the first tile so that the letter G turns out. Of course, the ceramics will have to saw from time to time, for example, the next part will be a quarter shorter, the next one will be half, then a quarter will be laid to the wall. To get such a tiling diagonally, video training is not required, but for the longitudinal tree, you need an accurate calculation, because the corners of the tiles will go under the plinth, and between them you will need to insert triangular trimming.

## How to lay tiles in a modular way

If you combine the elements of the cladding of three different sizes, and sometimes forms, such laying of tiles, a video about which is highly desirable, is called modular. * This is the most complicated technique, which requires not only preliminary calculations, but also the drawing up of an exact scheme of the future * cladding. The simplest variant is when rectangular tiles equal to the length of these sides are laid along the contiguous sides of the large square, and a small square is inserted into the corner formed by the ends of the rectangles.

To get a more complicated laying of tiles, video tutorials will not be needed alone, as it is rather difficult to imagine the whole future picture of the facing vividly. For example, a modular grid, when rectangular details are put in steps, alternating with small square, peculiar zigzags around large squares, is almost a work of art, especially if you use ceramics with a pattern. Modular technology can be considered a carpet or a path made of tiles of different sizes, something similar can be folded if you find a suitable master class for laying tiles.