i like dtile – what’s next?
Working with DTILE is not difficult if you are an interior professional or competent Do-It-Yourselfer. However, if you are neither – or if you are but would just like to discuss things – feel free to contact us at any stage of this process. We are passionate about our tiles and we are always happy to work with clients and customers and help them on their journey. We have plenty of experience using DTILE and we love to share it!
step 1 – getting inspiration
The possibilities with DTILE are endless – this website shows a small selection of what we’ve done, but you can see many more of our projects and ideas for DTILE on our Pinterest or Flickr pages. Please have a look to get some broad ideas of what you like.
step 2 – designing
Once you have decided what space (or object, or surface) that you want to tile and you have an idea of colour, it is time to design. Sketchup is a free-to-download design tool used by interior professionals. We have developed a DTILE Sketchup Template which incorporates all DTILE products for you to drag and drop into your mock-up. If you are already a Sketchup user then you can download the template here. Instructions are here.
If you are not a Sketchup user and don’t want to be – no problem. Just contact us and we can make a draft design for you. We will need the dimensions of the space you want tiled and some idea of your preferred colours and inspirations (either from this website or from our Pinterest page). Of course we can also come up with some ideas for you.
step 3 – dimensions
Now the design is complete, the precise dimensions of the space to be tiled and the number of tiles required need to be calculated.
If you are using Sketchup, then the software will calculate this from your measurements. If you are not using Sketchup, then feel free to contact us and we shall gladly help you.
step 4 – ordering tiles
If you are doing this on your own, then now is the time to order your tiles and materials.
step 5 – tiling
The surfaces can now be prepared for tiling. This can often involve the use of reinforced foam as an intermediate layer between the wall and the tile. The foam is waterproof and shrink-proof and provides a perfect fixing surface for our tiles. Any objects (e.g. for a stand-alone kitchen block ) may also need to be built – either on-site or partially prefabricated off- site. The space can now be covered with the DTILE blanket of tiles!
We have an enormous amount of experience preparing spaces and tiling them using DTILE and are always happy to share our knowledge with you so feel free to contact us. We are also experienced in working with 3rd party contractors and are happy to do so.