The layout of your tile is crucial to any bathroom design. If you are planning or upgrading your bathroom with brand new tiles, then it is essential to nail the job the first time around. In fact, did you know that the perfect tile layout can aid in the framing of everything from niches, fixtures, and lighting locations? To help make sure you get your tile installed correctly during your DIY project, here are some rules you should follow so that your bathroom tiling project is completed the right way:
Like with any other project, you will need to plan your tiling project before you begin it. Will the area require special tiling for custom niches such as a shower niche for each person’s bathing products? Downlights, ceiling fans, and recessed medicine cabinets should also be planned out from the beginning since you will most likely need to seek the help of other tradesmen to take care of electrical, heating wires, and ducts.
Get the Correct Tile Size
If this is a do-it-yourself project, one thing you should do at the beginning is to check to make sure you purchase the correct tile size and amounts. Depending on the product, the tile size can vary. For example, an American and European 12-by 24-inch tile measurements are different. Most tile products that are sold are manufactured according to European measurements. To get the correct tile size, you will need to measure correctly. Ordering the right amount of tiles is imperative so that you will have enough to finish the project.
Tile Around Doors and Windows
When installing tiles around doors and windows, you should pay attention to waterproofing. This is important to prevent water from getting trapped behind framing and tile.
Allow Time for Curing
If you are working with natural stone tile products, you should provide an adequate amount of time to pass between the sealing and grouting process.
As flooring experts, we want to make sure your project is done right. If you ever feel uncertain, feel free to leave us any questions in the comment section, and remember that one of our expert installers is always able to complete your project quickly, efficiently, accurately, and cost-effectively. For more information on Levi’s 4 Floors’ installs, please call or visit us.
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