Although it may seem difficult to change or put tiles in a bathroom, it is possible if you follow the steps and are organized well. These tips will help you choose the right tiles for your bathroom.
WHERE DO YOU BEGIN TO PLACE TILES?
The tiles form an important part of any decor. The look of a bathroom is affected by its design. This makes it an important decision that should be carefully considered and planned. There are many options for formats and finishes including imitation wood, cement, stone, and so on. The first step to Renovate Your Bathroom is choosing the right tiles. We can start to work once we have chosen the tiles.
HOW TO TILE A BATHROOM: STEP BY STEP
1. Take measurements in the bathroom
Before you start laying tiles in your bathroom, you need to decide on the model you love the most. It is important to measure the bathroom to determine the number of tiles you will require. Measure the height and width of the bathroom walls, then add it. Next, divide the height by the width of the door or window. Divide the result by one of the chosen tiles and you will get the number of pieces that you require. To compensate for tiles you need to cut or if any pieces break during installation, add +10% tiles. Keep in mind that every manufacturer has a different tone and caliber, so the extra tiles will be useful for you if you need to do repairs in the future. This step will help you solve the mystery of how many tiles are needed to tile your bathroom.
2. Take off the old tiles
If you have tiles on your bathroom walls previously, remove them using a hacksaw and a hammer. Tap on the ends to get rid of them. To smoothen the wall’s surface, remove them. You are now ready to tile your bathroom.
3. Before you start tiling, prepare the surface!
After the wall has been sanded clean it well. Remove any dirt that may remain to ensure the ceramic pieces stick better. Make sure the wall is free of cracks and moldy areas before you start tiling. It is recommended to moisten walls before installing, especially during the summer heat.
4. Select the best placement method
You must decide how you will place the tiles in your bathroom before you start to create different effects. If you want to create an air of spaciousness in your bathroom, you can lay the tiles diagonally or horizontally. These effects can also be created by the size of your chosen tile. The more spacious the tile is, the better it will feel.
5. Prepare the glue cement
Mix the cement and water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Mix the cement with the water until the mixture is at the desired consistency. There are many types and styles of cement, including fast-drying, flexible, and fast-drying. Make sure you choose the right one for your needs. Do not forget to place the tiles.
6. It’s time to glue the tiles
Use a spatula to spread the cement from the bottom to the top, and a rubber smoothing towel to go from the left to the right. Apply the cement mixture to the backs of the tiles you plan to lay. To prevent cement from drying out, apply the cement row-by-row. The tiles should be placed on the wall by pressing down and gently hitting the rubber mallet. Verify that the row is level with the spirit level.
7. Cut the tiles
You will need to trim the tiles that are left over to cover the edges or corners of your bathroom or any other areas such as the back or sides of the toilet. With safety glasses and gloves, mark the tile’s back with a pencil. Next, use a tile-cutting saw to cut the piece. As in previous steps, place the cut pieces in the appropriate places.
8. Place the spreaders
Place cross braces between tiles to ensure they stay straight and that their installation is correct. This will allow for the expansion joint size to always be the same. The size of your joint will determine the size you choose for the crosshead.
9. We are now grinding paste!
After you have laid all of the tiles in the bathroom, wait until the recommended drying time has passed. This is typically around 20 minutes. Start preparing the grouting glue according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the smoothing trowel to spread the paste, moving in large circles until the joints are filled. Next, use the smoothing trowel to remove any excess product.
10. Clean the surface
After the grouting paste has dried, wipe the surface clean with a damp sponge. This will ensure that no trace of the product remains. To attach the pieces, press lightly. Your tiles are now in place and the bathroom has been tiled.