When fitting your tiles, be sure to lay them so the faces are level. If any are uneven, it could ruin the overall effect. Lift any that are too high or low by adding or removing the adhesive as you progress.
- Start in the corner formed by the two wall battens. Use a trowel to scoop up some adhesive and push it onto the wall. Spread the adhesive using horizontal strokes with a notched spreader. Hold the blade at a 45 degree angle, and work on only one square metre at a time, not giving the adhesive time to harden.
- Position the first tile in the corner between the two battens, pressing the edges against them and the entire tile firmly up against the wall. After this, place a tile above it and one next to it. To begin with, space them by eye and firmly push them into the adhesive.
- Place some tile spacers into the angles between the tiles, adjusting the tiles as and when required. You can either firmly push the tiles in and grout over them, or leave one leg of the spacer between two tiles and remove it once the adhesive has had time to set.
- Add more adhesive and tiles until you get to the point where you need to complete the work with cut tiles. Using a damp cloth, wipe off any splashes of adhesive as you go.
- Prise out the nails and remove the vertical batten. Remove any hardened adhesive using the edge of a scraper. Continue this process for the rest of the wall and complete the job with cut tiles.