How to Install Ceramic and Porcelain Floor Tile

Specifics of Tile Installation

When selecting tiles, it is very important to opt for the ones suitable for your floor. Also, the mortar, grout, and sealer that you choose should be suitable for the tiles.

Regardless of the kind of tiles you have chosen, the layout procedures will all be the same. First of all, you need to prepare the service. Once it is ready, lay out all the tiles on the floor before installing them. In order to successfully install your tiles, the main thing you should do is be careful with the guide or layout lines. They clearly show where to start laying the tiles and how to arrange them so they are evenly centered in the room. To avoid ending up with weird-shaped tiles at the walls, you should keep to square layout lines.

Ensuring square layout lines can be achieved by making an extremely accurate floor plan on a sheet of grid paper. The floor plan must include a drawing of the walls as well as doorways and floor obstructions such as fixtures or cabinets. The floor plan should be drawn as large as possible on the page. Don’t forget to mark the dimensions of your scale. For example, an inch of gridline corresponds to a foot of floor space.

When it comes to grout lines, you can decide how wide you like them to be by opting for a particular tile spacer. Spacers come in a range of widths, so you can make your pick. Just have in mind that a wider tile space will create a wider grout line; therefore, you will need more grout to complete your tile installation project.

If you are looking for a contractor based in Austin, TX and providing high quality tile installation, turn to Tommy Birdno Two Tone Tile for a fantastic service at an affordable price. Call (512) 796-6270 today to book an appointment.

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