Hex Floor Tile Patterns - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable and a great investment at home. Tiles will continue forever when they're looked after, and almost never wear out. If you are preparing to put in 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, plenty of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Eliminate, carpeting, or wooden floorings. Clean the subfloor making sure it is free of dust and debris. Make sure that the floor is stable and sturdy. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized floor and at every floor joist screw, the backer board in with 2 inches galvanized screws. The old flooring will need to be disposed of, and things that are such are not picked up by most rubbish services.
Use a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect at the center of the area. Be sure that the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Place a row of tiles along both lines on the floor that was dry. Place spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room for the grout. Look at how the tiles are ordered; you want as many whole tiles in the center as you possibly can. Until you are content with the way they may be positioned fiddle with all the tile.
Use set to hold your tiles in position. Use a notched trowel. Disperse the thin-set just to as far as you can reach and put a tile. Install your tiles to the inset using a firm downward pressure. Remember to put spacers involving the tiles. You can harness the tile gradually to make certain that it is in place. Start in the center and work out to the walls. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed last.