Waxing Ceramic Tile Floors - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable as well as a great investment at home. Tiles will continue forever when they're taken good care of, and almost never wear out. When you're getting ready to put in 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 great deal of water, eye protection, thin set, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
You'll need to remove all of the molding and baseboards. Remove wooden floors, carpet, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor making sure it is free of debris and dust. Make sure the flooring is stable and sturdy. 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 such items are not picked up by most garbage services.
Use a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect in the centre of the area. Be sure that the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Look at just how the tiles are arranged; you want as many entire tiles in the centre as possible. Fiddle with all the tile before you're pleased with the way they may be positioned.
Use set to hold your tiles in place. Use a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Spread the thin-place only to as far as you can comfortably reach and place a tile. Install your tiles to the inset using a strong downward pressure. Remember to place spacers between the tiles. You're able to harness on the tile on the corners gently to be certain that it is in place. Border tiles and the cut tiles are installed last.