Tiling A Basement Floor Ideas

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Tiling A Basement Floor Ideas


Tiling A Basement Floor Ideas - Porcelain tile flooring or ceramic is extremely durable as well as a great investment in your house. Tiles will last forever if they can be cared for, and practically never wear out. If you are preparing to set up the tile flooring that 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, a great deal of water, eye protection, thin set, buckets, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.

You will need to remove all the molding and baseboards. Eliminate, carpeting, or wooden floorings. Clean the subfloor making sure it is free of dust and debris. Make sure that the flooring is stable and tough. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized flooring and the backer board in with 2 inches, at each floor joist screw galvanized screws. The old flooring will have to be disposed of, and most garbage services don't pick up such things.


Use a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect in the centre of the place. Make sure the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Place a row of tiles along both lines on the dry floor. Look at just how the tiles are arranged; you want as many whole tiles in the centre as you can. Until you're content with the way they can be positioned fiddle with all the tile.

Use thin set to hold your tiles in place. Use a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Spread the thin-set only to as far as you are able to comfortably reach and lay a tile. Install your tiles to the inset using a firm downward pressure. Don't forget to put spacers between the tiles. You can tap the tile on the corners gently to be certain that it is in place. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed last.