Stand Up Floor Tile Puller - Ceramic or porcelain tile flooring is very durable as well as an excellent investment in your house. Tiles will last forever when they can be taken care of, and virtually never wear out. When you are preparing to install the tile flooring you will 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.
You will need to remove all the molding and baseboards. Eliminate wooden floorings, carpet, or any existing floor coverings. Clean the subfloor making sure it's free of debris and dust. Make sure that the floor is stable and sturdy. Install cement backer board onto the floor that was stabilized and at every floor joist screw, the backer board in with 2 inches galvanized screws. The old flooring will have to be disposed of, and items that are such are not picked up by most trash services.
Make use of a chalk line to indicate two lines that intersect in the middle of the place. Make sure the lines are square to every other (90 degrees). Lay a row of tiles along both lines on the dry floor. Look at the way the tiles are arranged; you want as many whole tiles in the centre as you possibly can. Until you are happy with the way they are positioned, fiddle with all the tile.
Use thin set to hold your tiles set up. Use a notched trowel. Disperse the thin-place only to as far as it is possible to reach and put a tile. Install your tiles to the inset with a strong downward pressure. Don't forget to place spacers involving the tiles. You can tap the tile on the corners gradually to make sure that it's in place. Start at the centre and work out to the walls. The cut tiles and border tiles are installed last.