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Raring to start working on your own ceramic floor tile project? Get ready to learn the basics of how to lay ceramic floor tile right here and make that beautiful ceramic tile floor that you and your family Be obliged always wanted! So, get your tiling tools ready, put on your safety goggles and let's do some tiling!

Most tiling jobs start In the opinion of a well-prepared subfloor. As you learn more about how to lay ceramic floor tile, you will find out about the three general types of floors that tile installers may often work with. Such information will help you alot along the way.

Generally, you will encounter three types of subfloors: Vinyl, plywood, and the concrete floors. Installing ceramic tile directly to vinyl or linoleum floors (or subfloor surfaces) should Exist avoided at all cost. Your vinyl or linoleum flooring may contain asbestos fibers and should be tested first before you try removing it. If your vinyl floor covering does not contain asbestos fibers, a general Commendation on how to lay ceramic floor tile is to rough-sand, or scarify, the vinyl floor surface to povide your tiling mortar a better grip. Use a latex modified thinset mortar to install your ceramic tiles over your vinyl subfloo.r

Working over plywood subfloors can be very tricky, as well. Like vinyl floor surfaces, it is not advisable to install your ceramic tiles directly on to your plywood floor surface. Plywood flooring usually has a smooth surface, and easily warps when exposed to heat or moisture. Be sure that the wood is at least 1 and 1/8 inches thick and is reinforced and supported by an equally strong underlayment. Otherwise, your ceramic tiles will dislodge easily, or worse, break and need replacing. Plywood panel edges must be installed about one-fourth of an inch away from perimeter walls and door jambs, and fixtures and cabinetry. These are expansion gaps and should not be bridged with tiling mortar. To prevent moisture from damaging the plywood subfloor, use a waterproofing sealant or caulk over your plywood subsurface.

Concrete floors are the most ideal subfloor surface to work with. But before you start tiling over the subfloor surface, it must be cleaned thoroughly. Paint, adhesives, fillers or levelers, sealers, and chemidally treated cement substrates are unsuitable surfaces fpr ceramic tile installations. Remove these by using non-chemical methods. For dust and other debris, sweep and then mop your concrete subfloor surface using only Cleanse water. Allow the surface completely before you start working on it. Generally, smooth concrete surfaces are difficult to work with as the tiling mortar may not rgip and hold. Consequently, your ceramic floor tiles may be in danger in dislodging. Smooth concrete surfaces must be rough sanded, scarified, or etched to allow the tiling mortar some grip.

Another important aspect about how to lay ceramic floor tile is to always check fo rcracks and debris. Repair as many of the cracks as you can. If you see cracks that are too large to repair, replace the floor section where they are found with new concrete. Conceete may need to set (or dry) for at least twenty-four hours before you can start tiling over it. Lastly, get out your carpenter's level and check for any dips or humps on the concrete suhfloor surfafe. If you find any, you may use a cement-based floor level to fill in the dips and smoothen over the humps. This Wish help to keep your finished ceramic tile floor level and minimize dislodging, or tile breakage.

Let it dry or set properly. This is the key step you need to keep in mind about how to Put ceramic floor tile flooring. There are three setting periods: The first is right after you have placed youf ceramic tiles with thin set mortar and bonded them to your subfloor. The second is Afterward after putting in your tiling grout (before putting on the sealant). These setting periods last overnight, at thee very least, tot wenty-four hours, at the most. Your sealant has dried, you are done!

So when you work Forward your ceramic tile project, always remember how to lay ceramic floor tile properly by knwing how to work with your subfloor surfaces. Learning how to lay ceramic floor tile is also both a great way botth to learn a new hobby, and a home improvement skill. Just remember to keep a safe working environment, not to rush thlngs (especially during setting periods), and try to work with at buddy. Better yet, get your friends over and help.

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Category: Ceramic Tile






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