Norma Oneil. Floor. August 11th , 2017.
For plywood subfloors, be sure that the wood is at least 1 and 1/8 inches thick and is supported by an equally strong underlayment. Otherwise, your ceramic tiles will dislodge easily, or worse, break and need replacing. Concrete floors are the most ideal subfloor surface to work with. But before you can start installing ceramic tile flooring over it, it must be cleaned thoroughly. For dust and other debris, sweep and then mop your concrete subfloor surface, and allow it to dry completely. Smooth concrete surfaces must be rough sanded just like vinyl floors to allow the tiling mortar some grip.
Installing ceramic tile flooring can be done by anyone with good sight (or glasses), who has the physical condition required to scrub, scrape, kneel, and bend. You’ll need to be careful enough to handle a wet tile saw or utility knife. and patient enough to smooth mortar evenly, yet with grooves. You’ll need several hours, depending on the size of the floor, and if the floor is a bathroom and you have children, a second bathroom that they can use might come in handy, as a couple of hours are required for the mortar to dry.
If you are looking to install new flooring, you want to make sure you choose a flooring material that is both durable and attractive. You have lots of choices for durable and attractive flooring materials, among them vinyl tiles. Many homeowners are choosing vinyl tiles flooring because they are long lasting, not to mention attractive. There are people who believe that if you go with this type of flooring, it will negatively affect the value of your home should you decide to sell your home and move. Chances are these people have never seen high quality vinyl tiles or if they have, the tiles were poorly installed. If it’s durable and attractive vinyl tiles you are after, it is important that they be installed the correct way.
Different Kinds of Tiling Material. Natural materials for kitchen tile flooring include porcelain, quarry, pebble and stone. These ties are textures, rough and durable - and also, relatively more expensive. They offer a great authentic look to your kitchen and give it that extra classiness that you might be looking for. Porcelain and ceramic is easily chipped and damaged - and one needs to replace the tiles often. A good idea would be to use glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles for your kitchen tile flooring - although you would have to be careful on the smooth surface.
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