Your bathroom is where you can relieve all the stress that the world gives you so it is only right to give it the proper treatment. But remodeling your bathroom by yourself can be quite a task if you do not know what you are doing. Of course, it has to start with choosing a proper bathroom decor and a bathroom tile is one of them.
Tiles are a very important aspect in bathrooms. Not only is it a basic part of the floors and walls, it is also an important part of the overall bathroom design. But it is not only the process of choosing a bathroom tile that takes time. Some people take quite a while to simply install a bathroom tile. Luckily, there is an easy way to do this and all you need to do is follow the simple steps outlined in this article.
Installing bathroom tiles is very easy. All you need to do is gather the following materials: a tile cutter, a tape measure, a pencil, grout, spreader, spacers and tiles, level, sponge, goggles and some gloves. When you are ready, here are some steps you can follow so you can properly install a bathroom tile.
Step 1: Check the Area You are Going to Tile
Before you start to install a bathroom tile, it is important that you check the area. Clean and dry all surfaces so that when you install the bathroom tiles, it will not come off. It will be advisable to remove previous tiles and wallpapers before starting.
Step 2: Test How the Tiles Will Fit
This step is here with the assumption that you have a correct number of tiles in your materials. Once you have cleaned the area, try to fit in the tiles and see how they lay out. This will give you an idea on how they will look when they are finished. Be sure to have a tape measure at hand so you record the inches on how you should cut your tiles at the edges. This is crucial for the next step.
Step 3: Accurately Cut the Tiles
In this step, you will cut the tiles according to your measurements. Try to double check your measurements. Accuracy is the key in here. After all, you do not want improperly cut tiles adorning your bathroom. If you think you do not have what it takes to cut bathroom tiles, ask other people for help. Better yet, ask someone else to install a bathroom tile for you.
Step 4: Start Installing the Bathroom Tiles and Wait
If you managed to get past the previous step, it is now time to install a bathroom tile. As you have laid down the tiles from step two, start putting in some spacers. Now lift the tile and spread some adhesive on the floor or wall. Lay the bathroom tile over the adhesive and use your sponge to remove the excess. Keep on doing this until you have covered the whole area you are supposed to tile. When you are done, leave the area overnight to let the adhesive set.
Step 5: Fill In the Gaps
Once it is set, it is now time to add the grout. Be sure to mix the grout according to the instructions given and use your gloves
To start, begin removing the spacers and spreading the grout in between. Be very careful so you will not make a mess. Again, wipe the excess with a sponge.