This Re:Fine video shows you how to tile a bathroom floor and finish other projects.
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How to Tile a Bathroom Part 4/4
Floor tiling. Measure the width of the room in one end. Find the halfway mark and mark with a nail. Repeat this process at the other end of the room. String a chalk line between the two nails and mark the central line of the room. This will be your starting point. Dry lay the tiles from the central line, spacing is required. This is to make sure there aren’t any awkward cuts around the outside of the room.
Floor tiles are generally thicker than wall tiles and more difficult to cut. Therefore, you need to avoid cutting narrow slithers on the floor tiles.
Whereas wall tile adhesive is usually premixed, floor tiling adhesive generally comes in powder form and needs to be mixed with water. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Spread from the central line towards the outside walls. Only attempt to lay a small area at any one time, make sure the tiles are firmly embedded into the adhesive. Continue laying down along the central line, spacing is required. Always make sure you have a good quantity of tiles and spaces to hand.
Spread further adhesive and lay tiles from the central line to the outside walls as before. Cut the perimeter tiles with a tile cutting machine and lave them.
Here, there's enough room to ease the tiles underneath this cutting board. This makes the finished floor look much neater. As with the wall tiling, wipe over with a damp sponge to remove any excess adhesive. Once you’ve completed laying the tiles form the central line to one outside wall, lay the tiles from the central line to the other outside wall.
As perimeter tiles of the same size from a full tile, cut both sides if the section is to be used in less than half the width of a full tile. Remember, the cut edge should always be against the wall and not next to the full tile. Fix and space. Mix the grout as for per the manufacturer’s instructions. It's worth mentioning that the tile grout is available in different colors. Choose the color that matches your tiles. Apply the grout in small quantities. Make sure that all the joints are filled.
Wipe off any excess with a damp sponge and buff it up with a limp-free cloth. Over tiling, it's not necessary to strip old tiles off if you decide to revamp your kitchen or bathroom. Simply degrease the existing tile surfaces using a good quality cleanser.
Scrub with a small brush. Finally, wipe down. Apply a suitable tile adhesive and fix the tiles. Remember to space them as in ordinary wall tiling. Grout as before, sponge down and buff up.