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    How to install a tiled vanity feature

    Published on 31 May 2014, Saturday, 1:10 AM

    Want to give your bathroom a little pizazz with some straightforward and simple bathroom DIY?

    Giving the room a lift with some bright and cheerful tiles in the vanity might be the way to go as these can provide a pop that lightens up the space.

    Here are some tips to help get that project underway.


    Before you get started, make sure you measure the area, including power points, switches and all other light fittings.

    This way you can get the size of your tiles correct. Remember, most tiles are sold in European sizing, which can have an effect on your sizing.

    Purchase a sample of tiles first so you can lay them out and see what will work.

    Work from the ceiling down

    If you have laid out your tile pattern before you got started, this should not end in disaster, or cut tiles.

    In fact, starting from the ceiling and working down can help you to get it right and it allows you to work with the grout joints for a more flowing look.

    Don't forget about the drain

    Make sure you don't just drop the drain somewhere in the middle but instead plan around this feature.

    Choose the right tiles

    Since bathrooms are prone to moisture, make sure you choose slip-resistant tiles and tiles that are water proof.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.