DYI Tips For Bathroom Tiles Installation.
The bathroom is a sanctuary with a relaxing and soothing environment to many. Choosing the right tile for your bathroom installation will make sure that it has all the good qualities needed for a bathroom such as attractiveness, water resistance, durability ease to clean and safe to walk on.Bathroom tiles are important aspect of you bathroom. Having bathroom tiles is important for the entire appearance as it is for the floors and walls. You can choose bathroom tiles from the variety of patterns, textures, designs and themes that they come in depending on your tastes and preferences.
Having bright coloured tiles for a small bathroom would be a great idea because they are able to reflect light making the bathroom to appear more spacious unlike the dark coloured tiles which make it look smaller. The cost of the tiles can be affected by its layout designs.
Installation of tiles without any professional help from a tile installer is possible if one has the right tools that include a tile cutter, a tape measure, a pencil, grout, spreader, spacers and tiles, level, sponge, goggles and some pairs of glove. For self-installation, the steps below will offer the needed guidance.
make sure that you remove all the tiles and all papers that were there previously and check the surface to make sure that it is dry to prevent the tiles from coming off.
To have an idea of how the bathroom will look after the installation lay out the tiles on the cleaned surface. Take and record your measurements before you proceed to the next step.
According to your measurements, carefully cut the tiles. To maintain accuracy, make sure that you double check the measurements before cutting the tiles.
As you had laid the tiles down in step 2, lift every tile up and put some adhesive under it, lay it back to its position and use the sponge to wipe off the excess adhesive.Leave the surface overnight so that the adhesive can properly set.
Add the grout as your final step. The grout is added to places where you have removed the spacers but don’t forget to wipe off the excess with the sponge.
With the very best characteristics such as good quality, durability and ease to clean and maintain, porcelain is the most suitable tile for the bathroom. It also have some other desirable qualities such as hard, scratch free, dense, and less porous, have the exact same colour and texture as the surface and come in different shapes, sizes and design giving the buyer a great freedom of choice.
To make the right decision, you should have a budget for your project.