To many people a bathroom provides a relaxing and soothing environment from everyday life.The floor of the bathroom should be attractive, water resistant, durable, easy to clean, allergy free and safe to walk on hence finding the right tile material design is important. Bathroom tiles are very critical.They are not only crucial for the floors and walls but also important for the general appearance of the entire bathroom.Bathroom tiles come in different patterns, textures, designs and themes to choose from according to your tastes and preferences.
Having bright coloured tiles for a small bathroom would be a great idea because they are able to reflect light making the bathroom to appear more spacious unlike the dark coloured tiles which make it look smaller. The cost of the tiles can be affected by its layout designs.
With tools such as tile cutter, tape measure, pencil, grout, spreader, spacers and tiles, level, sponge, goggles and gloves one can be able to install tiles by themselves with ease without hiring a tile installer. For self-installation, the steps below will offer the needed guidance.
Making sure that the surface is dry will allow new installation of tiles without coming off and ensure that you remove all the tiles and wall papers that were there before.
Lay out the tiles on the cleaned surface so that you can have an idea of how they will look when you are done with the installation. you can then take and record your measurements
use the tile cutter to cut the tiles according to your measurements. It is very important that you double check the measurements for accuracy.
Put some adhesive under every time and ensure that you wipe the excess before it dries up. For the adhesive to set properly, leave the surface 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.
Porcelain tiles are easy to choose in terms of quality, durability and ease in cleaning and maintenance because they have very superior characteristics which makes it the best 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.