Your house is your pride, and it is where you and your family will spend most of your time. Houses are usually properly decorated and arranged, but people neglect their floor tiles. Why is that? It is most likely because floors are only being stepped on. Their purpose is in our perspective, less important than the tables which we use to eat or write on every day, but on the contrary it should be realized that these tiles are actually very important. They are versatile tools that help us live a happier and more comfortable life. Tiles are not only used to decorate floors, and this is arguable their most important use towards us, but how do we tile properly and neatly? This is not an easy job, but with the right knowledge and understanding of the concepts, this will be an easy job. Learning How to tile may be tedious, but these simple steps can help you easily understand how easy it is to tile.
The first step on how to tile is to create a plan. This is very important, and in this phase, you should understand and know the type of tiles you are going to use, the number of tiles needed, the size of corner tiles and of course the days in which you will conduct your tiling. Creating a plan will help reduce the overall stress that the whole procedure will give.
After creating your plan, you then need to create a dry layout.  This step involves using real tiles, and in this step you will be able to see the actual fit of the tiles. The first thing you need to do when conducting a dry layout is to locate the middle portion of the room. You can do this by using a chalk to draw lines along the floor, just remember to erase it afterwards. Once you pinpointed the middle of the room, you should begin placing tiles across the room. The use of tile spacers can help provide a more ideal and accurate space between tiles. Once you’ve accomplished that, you should then put a tile in the middle and measure the distance between walls, and adjust the tile until the distances are equal. You should then measure along the rows to determine the width of the tile. You can adjust door casings using a flush cut saw if necessary.
The next step is to prepare and apply thinset mortar by blending it with latex additive until its consistency is somewhat similar to the consistency of mayonnaise. You should then allow it to rest for about ten minutes before applying it. Applying a second coat of the mixture with the trowel before the first coat dries is also important.
The next thing you need to do is to place the tiles on top of the thinset. You can use tile spacers to give the tiles a more even space.  You also need to apply pressure with the use of your fingers to avoid slippage or the unevenness in height of the tile.
Once the tiles set and are firmer, grout is the next thing you need to add. Grouts are used to seal the joints in between tiles. Spread the mixture onto the joints and be sure to start from the edge and move down towards the centre of the room. After the grout dries, which takes about 20-30 minutes, you need to use a wet sponge to wipe out the excess grout. Lastly, you need to use a new and clean sponge to clean out your tiles.
Experts in placing tiles are not always around, so learning How to tile can help you and your family. Tiles are important parts of our home, and they should be treated with care.     

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katherine Ricks
05/08/2012 6:30am

A great selection of tiles and nice services. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to renovate a space.


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