Ceramic Tile Flooring Ideas Color - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is extremely durable and also an excellent investment in your house. Tiles will continue forever if they can be taken good care of, and almost never wear out. When you are getting ready 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, lots of water, eye protection, thin set, buckets, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Eliminate wooden floors, carpet, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor making sure it's free of debris and dust. Make sure the floor is secure and sturdy. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized floor and the backer board in with 2 inches, at every floor joist screw galvanized screws. The old flooring will have to be disposed of, and such things are not picked up by most rubbish services.
Make use of a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect in the centre of the region. Make certain that the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Place a row of tiles along both lines on the floor that was dry. Put spacers between the tiles, leaving enough room for the grout. Look at how the tiles are arranged; you need as many whole tiles in the middle as you possibly can. Until you are content with the way they're placed, fiddle with all the tile.
Use set to hold your tiles set up. Make use of a notched trowel to spread the thin set. Disperse the thin-set only to as far as you are able to comfortably reach and lay a tile. Install your tiles into the inset having a strong downward pressure. Remember to place spacers involving the tiles. It's possible for you to tap the tile gently to make certain that it's in place. Border tiles and the cut tiles are installed last.