Lets Learn How to install ceramic tiles on a floor
today we want to share some of our expertise, moreover information that helps homeowners do it themselves tile installation, porcelain tile installation, porcelain tile renovation and of course tile demolition done correctly so you don’t do damage to the existing floors and create more problems when you start your new installation of tile.
Usually tile is installed in kitchens and baths, moreover reasons for that is precisely water damage, water spills, and water accident such as sink overflow, washing dishes water dripping on the floor, and other accidents that could have been stemming from dishwashers and washers and dryers and those type of locations where water is constantly being used.
keep in mind it’s not just the demolition, it’s the part where homeowners get confused, knowing where to draw the lines to install the tile, knowing exactly how much they said to use without wasting concrete is thesis material that is used for laying and setting tile.
After your done organizing the floor kitchens and bathrooms, you need to make sure that all the cabinets our installed after,” in some cases homeowners choose to install their cabinets first then cut and trim in a new tile, which is in a bad idea at all,’ in fact we highly recommend installing first tile after.
if this is your first time, installing tile, you need to know which type of wonder board or cement board to use over your subfloor, usually you want to use wonder board to cover plywood floors that are usually 5/8 and thickness, or three-quarter inch plywood, it doesn’t matter you want to use at least half inch thickness cement board applied over the plywood.
Now that the demolition is complete, and you’ve done all the sub floor repairs and everything is smooth you need to make sure that you do self-leveling to ensure that everything is level you don’t want dips or offset tiles meaning one higher than the other,” worst-case scenario when you’re walking you could actually kick the tile or it could crack if the right cement board is not applied.
If you’re doing a demolition, and you find thick mortar on the floor, when you start busting the tiles and damages done you need to put three-quarter inch plywood as a new substrate subfloor before you install the cement or wonder board securing the wonder board down with inch and 5 8 cement board screws.
Now you have your cement board down, you need to make sure that you’ve purchase all your ceramic tile products, and then said, moreover the last final phase would be your grout.
For the best tile layout you need to measure midpoint center of tile in order to get the correct layout, starting at the center point where the lines in a sack, lying down your tiles and using spaces between the tiles, if you’re not sure what size of spacers to use as your hardware specialists, when you’re laying out your tile do a preliminary layout before you start setting up within said, moreover you if you’re in a hallway you never want to set a grout line in the middle of this forefoot walkway, you want a divided and set the center of your tile directly in the middle of that hallway.
If you’re doing a small job with a softer tile, you need to use a snap cutter or a tile wet saw which is preferred.
So after you’ve done your preliminary tile client line layout,” you’re ready to start mixing your thin set,” make sure you have the correct tile tools such as serrated edge tile trowel.
Starting at your layout line you want to apply a thin layer of thin set pressing your trial deeply into the concrete cement board.
It’s important to work fast whenever you layer thin said, moreover I would cover it lease 2 feet maximum and no more than that, make sure you have your pre-cut corners and joint applications especially wraparound tile installation, which can be very tricky if you don’t use the right measurements and corner setting cuts.
Make sure you have a rubber mallet, to compress the tiles down on the tense set firmly using a level to make sure everything tile is set leveled keeping your tile surface clean of all thin set so you don’t have imperfections.
another important factor would be when you’re installing Slate or dryer tile such as Slate or travertine,” you need to make absolutely certain that you apply a stone sealer to prevent staining, because stone tile absorbs thin said more than other types of grout.
Keep in mind keep a bucket of clean water and a sports nearby every careful not to get the grout to wet because it won’t drive correctly you don’t want to did the grout out that you’ve just installed,” wait at least 15 to 20 minutes before you start wiping out your grout lines,” after your grout is finally dried after 24 hours, you need to apply grout release agent, what it does is remove any haze from your grout, which is very important for your overall finish work.
Remember do the job correctly and you’ll save a ton of money,” thanks for watching our video and are reading our blog post please leave your comments below we welcome them.