10 weekend updates for living rooms
Tile a chimney breast
Artisan tiles are too beautiful just for the bathroom - use them to add a neo-Moorish mood to the living room.
How to: Start tiling from above the mantel, or, if you don't have one, start from a baton levelled with a spirit level (not the skirting or floor as these can be uneven).
Apply a thick layer of tile adhesive to the wall using a tile float (a metal spatula with a serracted edge). Use tile spacers, or, if the tiles are uneven, judge the space by eye.
Grout tiles after placing them in position using a grouting float.
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Photograph by James Merrell