Tile Installation – An Overview

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Here is a crash course for bathroom tile installation. Well, I want to warn you that it will not be easy, so get ready for some blood, sweat, and tears. Having the right tools and materials is the key to every professional tile installation, if you do not have these things, then do not do the job. You can rather consider hiring companies like https://guntiling.com.au/ to ensure quality and precision. However, if you have decided to do this job on your own, continue reading this article: 

Tools

- Saw Wet

- Angle Grinder

- Tile Cutter

- Door Jamb Saw

- Nips Tile

- Grout Removal Tool

- Diamond Sand Paper

- Measuring tape

- Free Courses

- Bevel Gauge

Ingredients:

- Tile

- Durack

- Tile spacers

- Thin Set

- Grout

Step 1: Tear out the old flooring

Different types of flooring require different types of tear out applications, but let's just say you have vinyl flooring. If the vinyl is glued to the bottom you will need a floor scraper. Remove every bit of vinyl and debris, make sure the floor is clean.

Step 2: Sub Floor Preparation

Once the vinyl is gone ahead, the sub-flooring for any loose/squeaky areas. Secure down these areas, or just turn the whole floor to be 100% sure. Check the floor for any place that is not flush with the level, if any humps/dips need to be leveled/float with a liquid floor leveler. Sweep the floor again, keeping your work area clean is important.

Step 3: InstallTiles

First, mark the center of the room, this will help you keep it straight and even. Cut the door jambs so that the tiles can be slid under the door jambs. Cut and fit your tile pieces where needed. Be sure to use a spacer, as this will help stop you from moving tiles.

Step 4: Install Grout

Mix the grout to the right consistency and install it with grout trowel. Work the grout back and forth to make sure the spaces between the tile are filled. Work your grout in sections and clean with a sponge.

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