How do I start laying tiles in a narrow room?

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I've never laid tile before, but I wanted to try doing it in a very small room. The toilet is very narrow (80 cm wide and about 2,2 m long). There is marble in the hallway and it is directly adjacent to the old tile in the toilet. I would like to lay 60x30 tiles, although most of it would have to be cut anyway. The easiest way is from the back to the front, but then I don't know if it will end up being exactly the same height as the marble tiles.

Should I start with the marble and run just the side strip to the back and then from the back to the front, or what is the best way to do it?

I thought I might try one of these alignment systems, even if I have to work faster. What are your thoughts on that?

I was thinking of something similar as a stacking scheme:




If the width is 80cm, just use 80cm wide tiles. If you are working with a leveling system, this is not a problem.

But please use a tile elevator, at that size you can't just lay them by hand.


How even is the base? Is there any difference in height? Lay out the tiles ahead of time, I wouldn't like the pattern.

10 cm – 60 cm – 10 cm is extremely unusual.

Think (with a room depth of 2.00 m) on which side you want to make a long cut – the front or the back.

Don't forget about doors and walls when planning... no one wants to see 5 cm of leftover tile ;)


Recommendation: 40 x 40 and laid diagonally.

  • We have 30 x 30 tiles now, and I don't find it very attractive. I wouldn't like the diagonals either.
  • Diagonal doesn't appeal to me either. I find diagonals to be terrible at all.
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