diy: how to tile a bathroom floor
17 months ago, in a building 2-
Add to the story, remove the old roof and replace it with a new one ---
In addition to raising the chimney-
I can comfortably say that the laying of new floor tiles is within the scope of some DIYers.
There are several prerequisites for successful tile work.
As with any home improvement project, preparation work and some skills are the key to achieving good or good results.
Attention to detail is necessary and requires an understanding of each step.
You also need tools, time and patience.
Start with small tile jobs like bathrooms, buy tiles and supplies, buy cheap tile saws or rent one, set aside a weekend and do a dry finish first.
For my 6x6 room bathroom floor, I chose the classic and timeless 2 \"hexagonal black and white mosaic tiles of Daltile.
Mosaic tiles are ideal for exterior, interior, swimming pool, flooring, walls and countertops.
Steps from project start to finish: Measure the floor, prepare the ground floor, connect the ground floor, cut the tiles for dry fit, apply thin
Set up the mortar, put the tiles down and use the tile spacer, let the mortar dry overnight, apply the mortar, wipe the excess mortar, and finally, apply the mortar sealant if needed.
Connect the back plate screws to the sub using a bit with a square drive drill-
Application thin floor-set.
Once fixed, the screws must be placed flat. (
We used the 1/4 hardiboard. )
Before sticking to the ground floor, lay mosaic tiles for the dry ground
Suitable for pattern determination.
The tile can be cut with a tool knife.
After setting the pattern, center the design with a tape measure.
Necessary cutting with wet saw.
To make a small cut, use a porcelain tile clamp.
By gradually adding water, mix the thin material into a creamy consistency.
Apply a thin sleeve with a square cut spatula of 1/4.
Place cutting mosaic tiles to complete the floor layout.
Make sure the tiles are placed evenly and keep the position using the spacers.
When the tiles are all in place, allow the mortar to dry for 24 hours before applying the mortar.
After the mortar is dried, remove the spacer and apply the grouting with the grouting float.
Fully fill the space between tiles. To see my 15-
Second video of charcoal
Color grout on the mosaic tile floor, click here.
Last step: after applying grouting, wipe the excess grouting with a wet sponge.
The tile floor will be ready to continue walking within 24 hours, but it may take longer to fully solidify.
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