18x18 Ceramic Porcelain Tile Floors Walls - Porcelain tile flooring or ceramic is very durable as well as a great investment in your home. Tiles never wear out, and practically will last forever when they are cared for.
Eliminate wooden floorings, carpet, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor making sure it is free of debris and dust. Make sure that the flooring is stable and sturdy. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized flooring and the backer board in with 2 inches, at each floor joist screw galvanized screws. The old flooring will need to be disposed of, and items that are such are not picked up by most garbage services.
Utilize a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect in the middle of the place. Be sure that the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Set spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room for the grout. Look at the way the tiles are arranged; you need as many whole tiles in the center as you possibly can. Before you are content with the way they are positioned fiddle with all the tile.
Use thin set to hold your tiles in place. Utilize a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Spread the thin-set just to as far as it is possible to comfortably reach and place a tile. Install your tiles to the inset with a strong downward pressure. Remember to place spacers involving the tiles. It's possible for you to harness the tile on the corners gradually to be certain that it is in place. Start in the centre and work out to the walls. Border tiles and the cut tiles are installed.