Laying ceramic tiles on the floor

Before buying a tile, you need to calculate how much material you need, taking into account the battle, in order to buy the entire quantity from one batch at once.

If you plan to install on a wooden floor, it is best to first lay 12mm plywood to level the surface. If the floor is concrete, then it is better to lay a layer of waterproofing between the tiles and concrete..

First you need to remove the skirting boards and door jambs. Next, mark the middle of the longest wall and draw with a laced cord. We do the same for a relatively short wall. Next, you need to lay out the tiles on the floor, taking into account the marked lines, in order to choose the most correct tile arrangement. If possible, do not trim tiles near walls, as it will break the whole aesthetics.

The next step is to apply glue per square meter in any of the corners outlined with a cord. For an even application of the glue, use a spatula.

We start laying the tiles on the floor. The tiles should be well pressed onto the adhesive. For work, you will need a guide to mark the lines. Laying should be continued along one line throughout the entire area that is treated with glue..

If the drawing on your tile requires a distance between the tiles themselves, then you should use special corners so that the distance is the same.

Further, the laying of the tiles is continued from the center of the room to the walls, and the direction of the lines drawn with a cord must be observed. We spread one half of the room. After that, you should start working with the second half. In the process, you need to check if the tiles are on the same level. If there is a difference in height, more adhesive should be applied under the tile. Then the glue should dry well. If you still have openings unfilled to the wall, then to fill them, the tiles are cut with a cutter.

Once the glue has dried, it is recommended to coat porous tiles with a tile primer. Next, a solution is applied with a rubber scraper in the gap between the tiles. Wipe off excess solution with a damp sponge after it dries. Polish the floor with a dry cloth.

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