Ceramic tiles are very durable materials and come out beautifully when used on walls. Ceramic tiles are indeed good on bathroom walls and you need consider installing them too. How to tile a wall does require technical expertise. For anyone just getting started with this maneuver should get some guide before doing it in real.
You only need to prepare well for the task of installing the same.
I advice you to consult a mason in order to get your steps right. The research work is needed before any manual task is executed. Ask him what crucial steps are and how they are to be done. What about of cement or base is necessary for the tile installation onto the walls and how long will it take to dry. There are too many things that need to be taken care of, starting from the buying procedure to the mixing to the installation of the tiles in place in the place.
The most important materials you need are a glass cutter, carpenter’s square, damp sponge, grout float, clean rags, pencil, tape measure, a small hammer, tiles, tile spacers, spackling compound, gout sealer, silicone caulk and trowel.
How to tile a wall starts with ensuring that the wall is dry and clean. Apart from dust and any other particles, the wall must be free of any wallpaper or paint. You need to patch up any holes in the wall too. You may need to consider tiling your wall in a pattern of which there are many patterns.
You may choose to start laying tiles from center of the wall toward the edges and corners or from one corner across the wall. You need to use a tape measure to determine center of the wall. Proceed to lay out tiles along the floor at the lower end of the wall giving room for grout lines. Doing so should make it possible for you to determine how many tiles will cover width of the wall. You may need to mark out locations on the wall where you plan to install a cabinet or any other accessory so that such locations are left bare.
Proceed to spread the adhesive using the trowel on the wall. Position a support strip across the wall. Start placing tiles with the support strip acting as a guide so that the tiles align along a straight line. You need to set tiles permanently in place using the hammer once you have completed a row or a section.
The last important step on how to tile wall is in trimming any tiles that appear to be non-aligned before setting them in place permanently. Proceed to remove the support strip before sealing all joints with silicone caulk. It may become necessary to cut holes into a tile or several tiles for one reason or another. This is where you need to use a pencil to mark out the shape to be removed before drilling. You will otherwise need to spread grout before leaving the tiles to set in and dry.