Looking at a professional tile a bathroom floor makes tiling appear a very easy process. Tiling a floor requires that you apply techniques that lead to well laid out tiles, tiles that remain in place for a long time.
To be honest with you, it’s not easy to maneuver this task alone without any experience, knowledge and research because there are some crucial steps that should be taken in order to get started. If you haven’t had been in this task ever before, maybe this is the time to get a first hand experience by doing it on your own- mind that there are always some risks. A little fault can turn out to be very costly in the end as there is no going back when the cement is in place and the tile is fixed onto it. You will not only need to erase the cement that has got the marking of the fixed tile but in doing so you will also lose a piece of tile, it may be broken during the procedure. Learn what the proper procedure is and how to execute it perfectly without making a mistake. However, this does not mean that you cannot undertake tiling on your own if you are DIY kind of person.The most important materials and tools you need to have are the tiles, mortar, vacuum cleaner, damp sponge, trowel, spacers, grout and rubber float.
How to tile a floor starts with cleaning up the floor of dust, grit and dirt. You need to use a vacuum cleaner after removing larger debris to remove the remaining dirt. You need to start laying the tiles by placing a full-size tile at the most visible corner first. This is the tile that you will build on as you lay the remaining tiles across the floor. Any pattern you choose should end up on walls and the other corners perfectly well.
The seasoned masons usually start from the walls because they are easy to do. It’s just that you take a start from a point and don’t touch it for many days. The best way is to start from the last or the deepest corner of the place. Once you are done with the walls, you can start with the floor and when a section is done, try not to walk over it so that the tile can fix into place firmly without any barrier or mistake.
The most important step is mixing the mortar, which is commonly referred to as thin set. You have the alternative of buying ready-made mortar. Use a trowel to spread the mortar evenly on backer board. Set each tile on the mortar ensuring that you apply reasonable amount of pressure on a tile so that it sets in fully in the mortar. Do this with all tiles across the floor. You need to make use of spacers to ensure that the tiles remain aligned as you lay them in the mortar. You may also need to make use of a scoring tool or a snap cutter to cut or trim some tiles to fit.
You will need to leave the mortar to cure for about two hours. It is only after this that you can spread grout using a rubber float into grout lines before using a damp sponge to clean tile surfaces. You will have tiled your bathroom.