Tiling your bathroom will not only increase the visual appeal of your space, but also provide an additional layer which helps protect against potential moisture damage, moist growth and also makes the bathroom a lot easier to clean up. So if you’re are looking to tile your bathroom, it’s recommended to get in touch with a skilled professional to ensure you get the best results. However, this guide will provide you with a good insight on how to get through the process smoothly and avoid costly errors. Let’s take a look!
- Get The Appropriate Substrate
- Clean the surface on which the tiles will be placed
- Make use of levelling spacers to ensure the tiles are even.
- Get a cement-made backer board to install the tiles
- You may require a large format wall adhesive for the installation, if the tiles are different
- Set The Layout
- You may need a dry layout for the tiles installation (installation without mortar or other bonding agents).
- Start with the first wall opposite the bathroom’s entrance
- Once completed, you can continue with the remaining parts of the bathroom wall.
- Place the first tile at the centre.
- Place the subsequent tiles on each side of the previous ones to have a more balanced installation.
There are three varying materials that can be utilized in installing wall tiles. These includes thin set mortar, epoxy and mastic. However, you should always make use of epoxy for large format tile layout. To do this, simply place the tiles at your desired angle and gently twist them to hold firmly in place. Continue with this process till you have successfully covered the entire bathroom wall with the tiles. Once done, leave the bathroom wall to dry.
It is advised that you hire the professional services of a tile installation company in order to get the best outcome especially if you lack the necessary experience, tools and knowledge to carry out the project. This will save you some time, effort and money.