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How to Tile a Bathroom

If you’re looking to give your bathroom a makeover, chances are you’ve decided to install bathroom wall tiles as part of your bathroom décor. Once you’ve decided which tiles you want to be fitted, you need to work out how to tile the bathroom.

How to Tile a Bathroom

Most people don’t know how to tile a bathroom. You may know the basics, that you need tiles and a type of glue, but the method involved with how to tile a bathroom involves some work that may seem more complex. Before starting to actually fit the tiles in your bathroom, you need to make sure the area you are working is easy to work with. For example, you want to make sure that any fittings that can be removed from the wall are removed, because otherwise they will get in the way of tiles when you start tiling.

You also want to make sure that you have a dust sheet down on the floor. A dust sheet minimises that amount of debris that collects on the floor, and if you’re working with heavy tools that you may drop, a dust sheet can sometimes protect it.

When you start on the wall, make sure the tiling fits on the wall. You need to make sure that the last tile fits with over half a tile’s space left. Once this is done, you can start to add the adhesive glue to the wall, using a notch trowel. This leaves spaces in the adhesive, which allows the glue to bond better to the tiles. When you add the tiles, make sure you work horizontally first, starting a new row each time. This makes it easier to fit the tiles without any anomalous spaces or overlaps.

Once all the tiles are on the wall, you need to grout them. The gaps between each tile need to be filled with tile grout; a putty which stops water from entering behind the tile. If water gets behind a tile, the tiles may fall off the wall. Remove any excess grout from the tiles with a damp sponge, so as not to damage the tiles. If need be, you can polish each tile with a cloth.

Once this is all done, you can add bathroom sealant to any of the remaining gaps between tiles, especially at the top edges of the tiles, where they meet the wall. This helps waterproof the tiles.

You can find more how to do tips at Crown Tiles - one of the UK's largest tile providers - simply go to www.crowntiles.co.uk/how-to-tips

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