DO IT YOURSELF
the pattern of laying the flooring
material, and is especially impor-
tant with ceramic or stone tile.
For instance, you might start lay-
ing tile against a long wall, only
to find the row going off at the
adjoining wall. Simply place the
Bosch laser in one corner of the
measuring surface. Switch on the
tool and align it so the zero-
degree laser line runs along the
long side and the 90-degree
laser line runs along the short
side of the measuring surface.
You can quickly determine the
squareness of the room. The
single center line can be used
to lay out the first tile line.
Incidentally, the unit comes
with a detachable magnetic
base that can be fastened to
vertical surfaces for wall tile.
When I first started laying tile
a number of years ago, they
were cut with an old scoring
tool. The tile is laid in place,
scored with the cutter, and then
Tile can be set immediately over
the DITRA. Here, a hallway was
prepared with the DITRA, and
then the tile was laid around the
corner and into the kitchen.
Tile is set in the same manner as
for other underlayments, except
the thinset mortar is mixed a little