Tiling A Basement Bathroom Floor

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Tiling A Basement Bathroom Floor


Tiling A Basement Bathroom Floor - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable and also an excellent investment in your home. Tiles will continue forever when they can be taken good care of, and virtually never wear out. When you are preparing to install the tile flooring 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, lots of water, eye protection, thin set, buckets, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.

You'll need to remove all of the molding and baseboards. Eliminate wooden floorings, carpeting, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor it is free of debris and dust. Make sure that the flooring is tough and stable. Install cement backer board onto the flooring that was stabilized and at each floor joist screw, the backer board in with 2 inches galvanized screws. The old flooring should be disposed of, and items that are such are not picked up by most rubbish services.


Make use of a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect in the middle of the place. Make sure that the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Set spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room. Look at the way the tiles are ordered; you need as many whole tiles in the middle as you possibly can. Fiddle with the tile until you're content with the way they may be placed.

Use set to hold your tiles set up. Use a notched trowel. Spread the thin-set merely to as far as it is possible to comfortably reach and put a tile. Install your tiles to the inset with a strong downward pressure. Don't forget to place spacers involving the tiles. You can harness the tile gradually to ensure that it is in place. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed.