A Guide to Bathroom Tiling

Bathroom Tiling

If you are planning some DIY improvements that include retiling the bathroom, there are a few things to consider prior to starting the work. Take a leaf out of the professional’s book and make sure you have the following covered.

  • The Right Tools and Equipment – Tiling does require specific tools that include a tile cutter, which cuts the tiles squarely, and the T-shaped frame has a sliding cutter arm, which is pulled across and allows for precision cutting. There are affordable bathroom installations in Plymouthfrom experts who would happily undertake a retiling job, along with any other improvements you might want to make. A rubber mallet and a spirit level are also required, along with an adhesive trowel and a few buckets for mixing both grout and adhesive.
  • Tile Spacers – In case you ever wondered how the tiler manages to place the tiles at uniform spaces from each other, they use tile spacers, which you can buy at any hardware store. Use them and your lines with be straight, and even the best tiler can’t be without these small plastic spacers.
  • Work Slowly – Never apply more adhesive to a wall of floor that a single square metre, and by working methodically, you will eventually lay the last tile, and hopefully, have a few tiles left over, which should be stored for possible repairs at a later date.
  • Grouting – Once the adhesive is set, you can set about the grouting, and with the tile spacers removed, mix a small amount of grout using a special grouting trowel, wiping away residue with a damp cloth.

If you are the slightest bit hesitant about taking on a tiling job, call in your local bathroom renovation specialist, who would make short work of the project.