How To Install Tile Properly

15 April 2022
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Tile can add beauty to a number of different areas of your home, from your backsplash in your kitchen to the shower in your bathroom, and even to any floor of your home. Tile is a versatile option that can be used on walls and floors. There are a number of different types of tile you can use that will appease any style and decorative taste you have. If want to add some dimension to a room, tile is the way to go. If you are going to be installing tile, it has to be done properly to ensure it has the right flow and will be long-lasting. Read on for instructions on how to install tile properly.

Instructions For Tile Installation

  1. To start, you need to figure out where to begin. Usually, you should begin in the center of the room so you don't have half pieces in the middle. Begin in the center and then work your way out from there. 
  2. You should have a clean and clear workspace to begin on, so all previous remnants of tile or other floorings should be removed before beginning.
  3. Once your area is clean and clear and you know where you want to begin, you should mix your mortar according to the manufacturer's instructions. It should be the right consistency, and not too runny or too thick.
  4. Use the trowel to apply the mortar to the back of the tile and to the area itself, then set the first tile in place. Adjust as needed to ensure it is straight, then lay the second piece in the same way. Use the tile spacers to ensure they are properly spaced.
  5. Continue to apply the mortar and the tile in this manner until finished. Cut the tile pieces when necessary to make them fit properly.
  6. Once finished, allow the mortar to set according to the manufacturer's instructions. 
  7. After the mortar is dry, you can add the grout in between the tile pieces. Remove the tile spacers before moving forward. Mix the grout according to the manufacturer's instructions and use the grout float to apply the grout. Fill in the gaps evenly and smooth them out with your finger.
  8. Allow the grout to dry completely and set before you attempt to wipe it clean or remove extra grout from the tiles themselves. Use a wet sponge to remove excess grout from the tile after it has dried.
  9. Apply a tile sealer to help prevent stains on your grout.

If you are looking to add dimension to a room, consider adding tile to the floors or walls. Hire a professional tile installation company to do this work for you.