Laying the tiles over the floor seems to be the job of only a professional, but if you do try out how to tile a bathroom floor yourself then stick with us.
Knowing the floor type, things you need for the preparation, and the right tiles to lay over the floor just like a professional.
Whether it is the first time laying the tiles on the bathroom floor or renovating the bathroom by installing newer ones, the method would differ a lot.
How to Tile a Bathroom Floor
It is not easy but needs you to be precise enough to take on this task.
We have sketched it is the first time the bathroom is having tiles.
So, let’s move on with the given perception.
- Adhesive for tiles
- Sealant gun
And the following tools for professional-level tile flooring;
- Adhesive trowel
- Tile spacers
- Notched trowel
- Spirit level
- Cutter for tiles
- Protective gloves and goggles
- Grout spreader
- Rubber mallet
- Tile nipper
Write them down on the paper and hit the nearby tooling store to purchase anything from one roof.
Apply Tiles on the Wall than Floor
The best way to go with tiling the bathroom is to place the tiles up on the walls first. With that, the tiles on the floor are kept safe from receiving damages if anything bad happens with the tiles placed.
How Many Tiles Required
It is simple; get the measuring tape to seamlessly measure the floor space’s width while marking the center point using a pencil.
And then it leads the tiles to position towards the walls by applying the tile spacers between each one of them to estimate how many tiles you would really need (not more or less.)
Applying the Adhesive
Spread the adhesive using the adhesive trowel, and then spread it well around the surface area through a notched trowel to gain a balanced level.
Time to Place the Tiles
When the adhesive is equally spreading around the surface, now comes the turn of laying the tiles over the adhesive by twisting motion as you press it to go firmed into the position.
Now, place the tile spacers between all the tiles in upstanding or flat form.
Check the Levels
Most importantly, the levels need to be firmed and balanced once all the tiles are laid over.
Get the spirit level to ensure the tiles are all flat. If the tiles are not even, use the rubber mallet to press them inward for the precise level.
Once all done, remove off the adhesive from the surface using the damp cloth before the adhesive turns dry.
Cutting the Tiles to Fit them Around the Bathroom Appliances
Flat installing the tiles is an easy task but getting them to lay down around the bathroom appliances could be tricky.
But not anymore as you should get the tile scribe and the tile nipper
Cut from the pencil marks showing exactly the precise cuts would never worsen the situation to precisely cut through the marked lines not to waste the piece of tile.
Grouting the Tiles
And the final step is once all the floor tiles are installed, by applying the grout on the surface to fill up the gaps.
It is advised to apply the grouting over the tiles after 48 hours from installing the floor tiles.
Seal the Tiles
Now, apply the sealant to the tiles where they go meeting with the floor and wall, and around the bathroom appliances to protect the tiles from coming off.