Laying Large Format Floor Tiles

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Laying Large Format Floor Tiles


Laying Large Format Floor Tiles - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is extremely durable as well as a great investment in your house. Tiles never wear out, and practically will continue forever if they can be taken care of. If you are 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 will need to remove all of the molding and baseboards. Eliminate any existing floor coverings, carpet, or wooden floors. Clean the subfloor making sure it's free of debris and dust. Make sure the flooring is secure and sturdy. Install cement backer board onto the stabilized flooring 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 such items are not picked up by most trash services.


Utilize 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 dry floor. Look at how the tiles are ordered; you want as many entire tiles in the centre as you can. Fiddle with the tile before you're satisfied with the way they've been placed.

Use thin set to hold your tiles in position. Make use of a notched trowel. Distribute the thin-set simply to as far as it is possible to reach and lay a tile. Install your tiles to the inset with a firm downward pressure. Don't forget to put spacers between the tiles. It's possible for you to exploit on the tile gradually to ensure that it's in place. Begin at the center and work out to the walls. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed last.