How To Install Bathroom Tiles
Learning how to install bathroom tiles is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Though it may seem daunting at first, you simply need to follow the instructions, and you will have perfectly installed the tiles.
To install bathroom tiles, you will need:
- Tile Adhesive
- Notched Trowel
- Waterproof Grout
- Tile Cutter
- Rubber Float
- Before starting, give the floor of the bathroom a good wash, to ensure that it is clean. Remove any loose items lying on the floors, and remove any existing tiles.
- Now, start by setting the tiles on the bathroom floor. This is to count how many tiles will fit and to see how many need to be cut at the sides to fit properly against the walls. This will also help you see where the patterns on the tiles ends (if you are using patterned tiles)
- Using a pencil, make straight lines on the bathroom tiles where they touch the wall. Use the tile cutter to cut the excess area of the tiles on the edge, so that they fit properly against the walls. If the edges of the cut tiles are too sharp, you should sand them down using sandpaper.
- To proceed, pick up a tile from the middle of the floor, and apply tile adhesive under it, using the notched trowel. Place spacers between the tile, and add more tiles using the same method. Push each tile firmly on the adhesive underneath, to ensure that it sticks firmly.
- Now allow the tiles to dry overnight (at least twelve hours) before proceeding.
- Remove the tile spacers between each one of the tiles. You will need to add grout between the tiles, which can be bought pre-mixed, or can be mixed at home using the manufacturers instructions.
- Using the rubber float, add the grout in the spaces between the tiles. Use the sponge to remove any excess grout off the surface of the tiles.
- Once the tiles dry, seal the edges using the caulk. If you followed the instructions, you will have successfully installed bathroom tiles.