Ceramic Tile Shower Floor Ideas


Ceramic Tile Shower Floor Ideas

Ceramic Tile Shower Floor Ideas - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is extremely durable as well as a great investment in your home. Tiles never wear out, and almost will continue forever if they're taken good care of. 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, a lot of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.

Remove any existing floor coverings, carpeting, or wooden floors. Clean the subfloor it's free of debris and dust. Make sure that the flooring is secure and sturdy. The old flooring will need to be disposed of, and such items are not picked up by most rubbish services.

Work with a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect at the center of the place. Ensure the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Place a row of tiles along both lines on the dry floor. Place spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room. Look at the way the tiles are arranged; you want as many entire tiles in the center as possible. Fiddle with all the tile before you're happy with the way they're placed.

Use set to hold your tiles in place. Use a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Disperse the thin-set simply to as far as you can comfortably reach and lay a tile. Install your tiles to the inset using a firm downward pressure. Remember to place spacers between the tiles. It's possible for you to tap on the tile gradually to ensure that it's in place. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed last.