The bathroom tile installation is basically a work to cover the entire bathroom surface in order to prevent it from moisture or any possible damage. Also, it enhances the value of a bathroom design and interior quality look. It is not necessarily expensive and difficult, but only required some basic preparation as well as the right tools. In other words, bathroom tile installation now is not necessarily a project for professionals only since even beginners can also possibly do it by themselves.
At the first place, prepare several things, such as the tiles, tile saw, chalk, cement or mortar, sand, and other appropriate materials and tools. As for the first flooring application of bathroom tile installation, solidify the subfloor by smoothing a thin layer of mortar on the floor. Then, cover it with boards until it sets and hardens because solid surface can provide solid secure for tiles as well. To begin the installation, lay the first tiles in the center of the room, not from the corners, because running parallel from the center to the walls will balance exact flooring lines. Besides, it eases you to manage the tiles design without worrying much about uneven tile adjustment. Another way to manage it is that to run the chalk within perpendicular lines.
The next way is then to spread an approximately ¼ inch thick layer of set mortar by following the chalk lines starting from the center point. Place the tile and push it on top of the mortar. Add more tiles and keep them balance as the existing or the previously installed tiles. Continue it until you reach the edges of the wall. If it is necessary, you can cut the tiles with the tile saw in order to fit the remaining space on the edges. After installing the whole tiles, let it dry and tightly glued for about 24 hours.
The last step after the tiles are solidly attached to the floor, you need to grout the space between the tiles. Mix sanded grout or possibly also non-sanded grout based on its package directions. Spread it between the tiles. Let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes then wipe off any excess with damp cloth. For a final touch of bathroom tile installation, apply a grout sealer after the grout is completely dry.
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