Laying Marmoleum Floor Tiles

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Laying Marmoleum Floor Tiles


Laying Marmoleum Floor Tiles - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable and also an excellent investment at home. Tiles will last forever when they can be taken care of, and almost 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, lots of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.

Eliminate any existing floor coverings, carpet, or wooden floorings. Clean the subfloor it's free of dust and debris. Make sure the floor is sturdy and stable. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized floor and the backer board in with 2 inches, at every floor joist screw galvanized screws. The old flooring will need to be disposed of, and such items are not picked up by most garbage services.


Work with a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect in the centre of the region. Ensure the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Put spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room for the grout. Look at the way the tiles are ordered; you want as many whole tiles in the centre as you possibly can. Before you're happy with the way they may be positioned fiddle with all the tile.

Use thin set to hold your tiles in place. Make use of a notched trowel. Disperse the thin-place simply to as far as it is possible to comfortably reach and lay a tile. Install your tiles to the inset having a firm downward pressure. Don't forget to place spacers between the tiles. You're able to tap on the tile on the corners gradually to make certain that it's in place. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed.