Caring For Ceramic Tile Floors - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable and an excellent investment in your home. Tiles never wear out, and virtually will last forever if they're taken good care of. When you're preparing to set up 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, pails, hammer, notched trowel, and nails.
Eliminate wooden floorings, carpeting, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor it is free of dust and debris. Make sure the flooring is secure 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 will need to be disposed of, and things that are such are not picked up by most garbage services.
Utilize a chalk line to mark two lines that intersect in the centre of the place. Be sure that the lines are square to each other (90 degrees). Set a row of tiles along both lines on the floor that was dry. Look at the way the tiles are arranged; you want as many entire tiles in the middle as possible. Before you are content with the way they can be positioned, fiddle with the tile.
Use set to hold your tiles in position. Use a notched trowel. Distribute the thin-place just to as far as you can comfortably reach and put a tile. Install your tiles to the inset using a strong downward pressure. Don't forget to place spacers between the tiles. It's possible for you to tap on the tile gently to make sure that it's in place. Start at the centre and work out to the walls. Border tiles and the cut tiles are installed last.