Calculate Floor Tiles Area - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is extremely durable as well as an excellent investment in your home. Tiles never wear out, and almost will last forever when they have been taken good care of. When you're preparing to install the tile flooring that 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, plenty of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Remove wooden floorings, carpet, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor making sure it's free of dust and debris. Make sure that the flooring is sturdy 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 will have to be disposed of, and most garbage services don't pick up things that are such.
Work with a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect in the centre of the area. Make sure the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Set 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 arranged; you need as many entire tiles in the center as you can. Until you are happy with the way they are positioned, fiddle with the tile.
Use set to hold your tiles in place. Use a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Disperse the thin-set only to as far as you can comfortably reach and place a tile. Install your tiles to the inset with a firm downward pressure. Remember to place spacers involving the tiles. You can exploit on the tile on the corners gradually to be sure that it's in place. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed last.