How to install ceramic tiles in your home

Installing tiles is easy with modern fast-setting mastic, sealants and grout. No matter the style or size you choose to install, the principles are always the same. There are different types of tiles from which you can choose. They can be ceramic, glazed, quarry, porcelain, and natural stone products like limestone. When you have chosen the type of tiles you want, then you can start planning the installation process.





Before you begin installing your tiles, make sure you have the needed materials and tools such as a hammer, chalk line, level, gloves, tile sealer, tiles and two outside corner edge caps for ceramic tiles. The first thing you need to do is lay the foundation. Replace the particle board up to where the tiles will stop. Then, you need to evaluate the space which you are planning to tile. The number of tiles you will need depends on the size of the tile you wish to lay. This can be done easily by using a tape measure or digital laser tape. Prepare your space well and be sure that the entire surface is as smooth as possible.

When setting up your tiles, you need to find the center point of the room, after already determining the size of the room.   That will determine where your first tile will be set up.  Rehearse laying out tiles first, before you begin the main process.  You will also want todrill some tiles, so they can fit over items such as radiator pipes, bath pipes and so on. Spread the tiles and lay the mastic. After that is done, you can start grouting. Wait for the entire floor to cure for about a week, before cleaning or mopping to remove remaining grout haze.



When you have performed all the above procedures right, we can say that you have successfully installed you tiles or your tile flooring. Not as daunting as people think it to be right? All you need is the right tools and the right materials.