Checkered Vinyl Floor Tiles - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is extremely durable and a great investment in your house. Tiles will last forever if they can be taken care of, and almost never wear out. When you're getting ready to set up 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 great deal of water, eye protection, thin set, buckets, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Remove, carpet, or wooden floors. Clean the subfloor it is free of debris and dust. 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 do not pick up such things.
Use a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect in the middle of the area. Ensure that the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Place spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room for the grout. Look at how the tiles are arranged; you need as many entire tiles in the centre as you possibly can. Until you are content with the way they can be positioned fiddle with all the tile.
Use thin set to hold your tiles set up. Make use of a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Distribute the thin-set just to as far as you are able to reach and put a tile. Install your tiles into the inset using a strong downward pressure. Don't forget to put spacers between the tiles. You can harness the tile gently to be certain that it is in place. Start in the centre and work out to the walls. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed.