Nautical Floor Tile Medallions - Porcelain tile flooring or ceramic is very durable and also a great investment in your home. Tiles never wear out, and practically will last forever when they are cared for. 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, buckets, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Eliminate wooden floorings, carpet, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor making sure it is free of dust and debris. Make sure that the flooring is secure and tough. The old flooring will have to be disposed of, and such items are not picked up by most trash services.
Use a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect at the center of the place. Make certain the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Lay a row of tiles along both lines on the floor that was dry. Look at the way the tiles are arranged; you want as many entire tiles in the center as you can. Fiddle with all the tile before you're happy with the way they've been placed.
Use thin set to hold your tiles in position. Make use of a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Spread the thin-place merely to as far as it is possible to reach and put a tile. Install your tiles into the inset using a firm downward pressure. Remember to place spacers between the tiles. You can tap the tile on the corners gradually to be certain that it is in place. Border tiles and the cut tiles are installed.