Brick Shaped Floor Tiles - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is extremely durable as well as a great investment in your house. Tiles will last forever when they have been taken care of, and practically never wear out. When you are getting ready to install the tile flooring you will 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, a lot of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Remove any existing floor coverings, carpet, or wooden floors. Clean the subfloor it's free of debris and dust. Make sure that the floor is tough and stable. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized floor and the backer board in with 2 inches, at each floor joist screw galvanized screws. The old flooring will need to be disposed of, and most trash services don't pick up items that are such.
Utilize a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect in the centre of the area. Make certain the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Set spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room. Look at how the tiles are ordered; you need as many entire tiles in the middle as possible. Until you are happy with the way they may be positioned, fiddle with all the tile.
Use set to hold your tiles in place. Utilize a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Disperse the thin-set only to as far as you are able to comfortably reach and put a tile. Install your tiles into the inset using a firm downward pressure. Don't forget to place spacers between the tiles. You're able to harness on the tile gradually to ensure that it's in place. Start in the centre and work out to the walls. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed.