How to Lay Out Shower Tile in a Design

What You'll Need
Tile Cutter
Measuring Tape
Paper and Pen

You can make a lot of fun designs with shower tile. As long as you are willing to put some time and effort into the tile, you will be able to make a really neat pattern or design for your shower. Anybody who knows how to lay tile can do it. Even if you do not know how to lay tile, it is something that you can learn to do; however, it is a good idea to begin with a regular tile design before you attempt to do anything difficult.

Step 1 - Prepare

First choose a practical design style. Select the colors and measurements your shower. Draw the design and plan the cuts. You do not want to be halfway done only to realize that you cannot make a certain cut because it is too difficult.

Step 2 - Measure

Next measure the shower so that you will know exactly how much tile you need before you go shopping.

Step 3 - Purchase Tile

It is always a good idea to get a little bit more than is necessary so that you can be prepared for breaks. When you are working with a design and need to make intricate cuts, breakage is something that you should be well prepared for.

Step 4 - Make Cuts

Lay the tile out in the design that you want before you actually lay it. Take your time and figure out the cuts as you go. Do one cut at a time carefully and slowly. It may take a lot of time, but it will ensure that your cuts are perfect.