EASY STEPS TO BUILD A TILED ARTWORK
Set the scene for your makeover with a signature piece that anchors the space and gives you a colour palette to work with.
Gather your supplies
•2440 x 1220 x 18mm marine ply
•Tile primer and adhesive
•200 x 200mm patterned tiles
You’ll also need Circular saw; paintbrush; notched trowel; drill; various screws
STEP 1 Use a circular saw to cut the marine ply into a rectangle 1500 x 900mm. STEP 2 Prime the ply and leave to dry. Layout your tile pattern to one side to make sure you’re happy with how it looks. Mix tile adhesive, then spread it over the board with a notched trowel. Press the tiles into the adhesive, making sure they are level with each other. Leave an even gap around the tiles for the border.
STEP 3 Cut rails from recycled hardwood for the frame around the tiles. Mitre the joins in the corners then sit the pieces on the ply and screw through the ply into the rails to hold them in place. STEP 4 Use an offcut of the ply to make a split batten to hold the tiled panel on the wall. Screw one half to the back of the panel and the other to the brick wall to suit the height you want the panel to be. Lift the tile panel on the wall so the split battens meet.