Peel And Stick Floor Tiles Home Hardware - Porcelain tile flooring or ceramic is very durable and also a great investment in your home. Tiles never wear out, and virtually will continue forever if they have been cared for. When you're preparing to install the tile flooring you'll need to get the ceramic or porcelain tiles, cement backer board, tile nippers, sponges, tape measure, knee pads, tile cutter or tile saw, grout, square, rubber float, chalk line, plenty of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
You'll need to remove all the molding and baseboards. Eliminate any existing floor coverings, carpet, or wooden floors. Clean the subfloor it's free of dust and debris. Make sure the flooring is sturdy and secure. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized flooring and at every floor joist screw, the backer board in with 2 inches galvanized screws. The old flooring should be disposed of, and such things are not picked up by most rubbish services.
Use a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect in the centre of the area. Be sure the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Lay a row of tiles along both lines on the floor that was dry. Look at how the tiles are arranged; you want as many whole tiles in the center as you can. Until you're happy with the way they are positioned fiddle with all the tile.
Use set to hold your tiles in position. Make use of a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Disperse the thin-set only to as far as you are able to reach and place a tile. Install your tiles into the inset using a strong downward pressure. Don't forget to place spacers involving the tiles. It's possible for you to exploit on the tile gently to make sure that it's in place. Begin at the center and work out to the walls. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed.