Many people find relaxation and soothing environment in the bathroom from the days stress. A good bathroom floor should be attractive, water resistant, durable, easy to clean, allergy free and safe to walk making it critical to choose the right floor. Bathroom tiles are very critical. Tiles give bathroom some great appearance and are also very critical for the floors and walls of the bathroom.Bathroom tiles come in different patterns, textures, designs and themes to choose from according to your tastes and preferences.
When choosing tiles for a small bathroom it would be a good idea to buy bright coloured tiles because they reflect light which makes the bathroom appear spacious rather than the dark coloured once because the make the bathroom appear smaller.The layout designs of the tiles basically affects their pricing.
Installing tiles on you own can be easy as long as you have the right tools which includes a tile cutter, a tape measure, a pencil, grout, spreader, spacers and tiles, level, sponge, goggles and some gloves. Below are step by step tiles installation tips.
make sure that you remove all the tiles and all papers that were there previously and check the surface to make sure that it is dry to prevent the tiles from coming off.
To have an idea of how the bathroom will look after the installation lay out the tiles on the cleaned surface. you can then take and record your measurements
Cut the tiles according to your measurements. It is very important that you double check the measurements for accuracy.
With the tiles laid down same as in step 2, lift every tile and put some adhesive under it and lay it back and don’t forget to wipe off the excess adhesive before it dries. Ensure the adhesive is well set before you proceed by leaving it overnight.
Add the grout as your final step. The grout is added to places where you have removed the spacers but don’t forget to wipe off the excess with the sponge.
With the very best characteristics such as good quality, durability and ease to clean and maintain, porcelain is the most suitable tile for the bathroom. They are hard, scratch free, dense, and less porous, have the exact same colour and texture as the surface and come in different shapes, sizes and design gives one a wide range to choose from.
To make the right decision, you should have a budget for your project.