This short note does not wish to presume that you will be tackling this home decorating or home remodeling project on your own any day soon. In fact, let it be said that if you are to be the consummate DIY (do it yourself?) practitioner at home, you will be calling upon others with certified and particular skills that would take you years to master anyhow. One thing you will not have the resources to carry out with aplomb in your home workshop is contained in these next few lines.
You will not be the one to bake that very first decorative ceramic tile. That is a job best left to the craftsman who has developed quite a close relationship with his kiln over the years. You will not have the yard space or domestic convenience of this enterprise in any event. Prior to your first batch of decorative ceramic tiles being baked you will have engaged yourself in a full and richly rewarding consultation process.
Well, by the time your very last decorative ceramic tile (for now, at least) is laid, it will be richly rewarding. In any case, the consultation process allows you to clear the air in terms of what you have in mind to do at home. Seeing as though you have been in DIY for a fair amount of time, you would think that this stage of the consultation would be fairly easy. Well, in spite of new kilning and laying technologies being used, it is.
Your specialist tiling technician will fill you in in full on all the principles and practices of laying down the first batch of tiles. And you will be reminded on why these tiles need to be spaced just so far apart, depending on surrounding and exterior circumstances.