Ceramic tiles are a great addition to any home. They really transform the room into something spacious and modern. If you are considering buying tiles for your home, then you might also think about doing the installation yourself. Ideally, you should use a professional tiling service in Perth to do it for you, the same company that you bought the tiles from, usually can recommend someone if they do not carry out the service itself.
However you may be on a budget or DIY enthusiast and want to install the tiles yourself, so take a look at a step by step guide to the installation of floor tiles.
Step 1 – Ceramic tile flooring installation.
Make sure your surface is clean and free of moisture. You must belay directly to the concrete tile, do not lay new tiles on wood or other tiles. To test the humidity of the floor, lay a sheet of plastic and tape the bottom side. Leave it there for three days, if there is condensation under the plastic then you need to find a source of water and eliminate it. If plastic is dry then you can begin to start working.
Step 2 – Ceramic tile flooring installation.
Decide how you are going to lay the tiles. Ideally, the full tiles should start at the door, as there may be an area around the edges of the room that will need half a tile. If so, the half tiles will not easily be seen by the naked eye. Lay some thin-set on the floor ( obtained from any good ceramic tile manufacturer), spread the thin-set out to cover four tile spaces.
Step 3 – Ceramic tile flooring installation.
When the floor is dry, remove all the spacers between the tiles. You are now ready to grout. Mix the grout according to the instructions by the manufacturer. Once again working on a space of around four tiles, place the grout into the spaces that are now between each tile. Use a scraper at a 45% angle to push the grout down. Take a damp cloth and give a gentle wipe. Continue with this method until you have completed the room. Allow the grout to dry for 24 hours.