Tiling the Bathroom
Upgrading a bathroom adds instant value to a house. A bathroom floor with tiles is typically an easy and economical way of getting started. This type of project can be finished within a short period.
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Utilize a measuring tape to estimate how much backing board, grout, mortar, and tile is required. Buying the correct quantity of tiles before starting the task minimizes mismatches in color or texture.
Using an underlayment of cement board to sub-flooring will give you a sturdy and level area where tiles meant for bathroom can be attached easily. Then, use a circular saw to slice panels that fit the bathroom measurement. Additionally, cut holes with the help of a jigsaw to accommodate a separate bathroom and toilet fixtures.
Make use of a driver bit drill to stick backerboard screws to underlayment to the sub-floor. Use a six inches apart approximation to space screws and ensure they are secure and rest flat.
Determine the Layout of the Tiles
If you are utilizing contrasting trim, lay the edge tiles first. Consider laying tiles in a way which will utilize a majority of your tiles, and fits the space well. Make use of a tile spacer to ensure all tiles have even spacing and are square. Arrange tile to lower the view of slabs that should be sliced to complete coverage.
Utilize a tile saw to cut the tiles.
Place Cut Tiles
Place the tiles that have been cut. Make sure the tiles are evenly spaced and are appealing to the eye.
Application of Thin-set Mortar
This stage entails the application of thin-set mortar on the floor in small areas by the use of notched trowel. Replace fewer tiles at a time with the help of a spacer.
Allow Mortar to Dry
When all the tiles are in position, give time for the mortar to dry for twenty four hours.
Application of Grout
At the point when the mortar has dried up, mix grout, remove spacers, and utilize a grout float to fill the spaces between the tiles.
Wipe Clean Excess Grout
After completely applying grout, use a wet sponge to clean the remaining grout, ensuring the tiles are left clean and the grout is smooth. Be thorough. The excess grout left behind can quickly bring about grout haze that can be hard to clean when the grout has set. After twenty four hours, you should be able to walk on your tiles, though it might take a couple of weeks to cure completely.
Application of Grout Sealer
When grout dries, complete the tiling task through the use of grout sealer to protect the grout and reduce any staining effect. Tiling is a worthwhile investment to add instant value and beauty to the house.