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rmf 04-03-2016 02:10 PM

How do you line up wall grout line with ceiling tile?
 
I installed my ceiling tile first and I could use some advice on ways I can make sure my wall grout lines meet up with the ceiling. I used a stack bond pattern.

I really did not give this problem much thought before starting because I just figured I would run a chalk line, but with a lack of tile setting experience, I am now realizing this will not be as easy as I originally thought.

Any advice appreciated!

Tool Guy - Kg 04-03-2016 02:24 PM

Use a highly accurate level to transfer perfectly plumb lines from the ceiling down the wall. Then use a highly accurate level to make perfectly level lines on the walls so that your tiles are both level and plumb as you install.

It's been my experience that a majority of levels are not accurate. They get much better as you spend more money for these tools. But you can easily test any given level by reading where the bubble falls within the vial markers, then rotating the level end for end (with same surface of the level against the exact same spot on the wall) and compare where the bubble falls within the vial markers. If the bubble reads the exact same in both positions, it's accurate on that particular vial. Don't forget to check all the vials on the level before assuming that they are all accurate. I check every level I intend on purchasing, from cheap to expensive, before purchasing.

:)

Davy 04-03-2016 03:30 PM

What Bubba said.

I know it's too late now but many times we run the ceiling and floor on a 45 to purposely off set the joints.

Houston Remodeler 04-03-2016 06:26 PM

A vertical rotary laser will help.


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