- Make sure the start of your tape measure is flush with the edge of your flags

- Do not include your grout lines

- Make sure your tape measure is flat and straight

- If the edges of your flags are uneven, work with the smallest measurement. 

Use a stencil slightly smaller than your flags (2mm or 16th of an inch) for a neat clean finish.


Use a SINGLE TILE stencil to fit 3 square designs across 2 flags. We offer custom sizing at no extra cost
To create the illusion of straight laid flags, you can work AGAINST your grout lines. You can see how the grout line cuts across the middle of the design. Once the floor is complete this isn't obvious. 
Alternate between stenciling within your flags (Row 1) and then stenciling across the grout lines (Row 2). 


Use a custom sized stencil to fit each flag, but use a really SIMPLE design that is made up of 1 or 2 basic shapes
We have used the individual "diamond" shapes of the Zaros design to create a custom stencil, that WORKS WITH the staggered grout lines. 
 However this cannot be done with all of our designs. Here are the simplest designs that can be adjusted to fit ANY rectangular dimensions:
We will always send a preview of your amended design before shipment, to make sure you are happy with the end result. 



Click HERE to shop our rectangular patio stencils. 

Just add a note to your order if you need any amendments made. 
 We will automatically make your stencil 2 mm (16th of an inch) smaller for a neat clean fit, unless you say otherwise.