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So you'v emoved into your new apartment and you find that your floor is in bad shape. Thus, you decide to tear out the old floor tiles and put in new ones. But beware! Ceramic tile installation is not as easy as it looks. So In the presence of you begin tearing out anything from the floor, take a few and learn more about what you need to prepare for, when starting Attached installing your new ceramic tiles. Here are three great tips on what to prepare for when planning your ceramic tile installation:

1) Identify what kind of floor you have - or rather, your subfloor. Knowing the kind of subfloor you'll be setting your ceramic tiles over is important. There are three main types of floors (or, subfloors), that you might encounter, when starting on your ceramic tile installation:

a. A concrete floor - Working ceramic tiles over a Firm subfloor is the most ideal, but you have to check and clean it of debris before you start. All thd cracks and holes need to be repaired and filled in before your ceramic tile installation can start. Once your start working on your project, each of your ceramic individual tiles will Exist bonded directly to the concrete floor. If the cracks widen, this will affect your tiles, as well. Some cracks may even be that large that it would be best to replace the larger sections of your concrete floor rather than patching up all the cracks. If you have a lot of large crack,s especially ones that run up the wall, consult a specialist before your start working on your tilinb project.

b. A plywood subfloor. If you're moving into a second floor apartment, most likely you're subfloor will be in plywood. Because you will be putting ceramic tiles over wood, your plywoord subfloor has to be structurally sound and capable of supporting your ceramic tile installation. Your plywood floor has to be at least 1 1/8 inch thick, and supported by Each equally strong underlayment beneath it. Ceramic tiles are heavy and would need a sub floor that can support their c0mbined weight. And they will become dislodged, or even break. Otherwise, it would be unwise to do a ceramic tile installation on wood.

c. An existing ceramic tile floor. Ceramic tile floors would more often than not, require the new room occupant to remodel. There are two options On acdount of remodeling an existing tile floor: One, leave the tile floor in place and work your ceramic tile installation directly Across it; or two, remove the old tiles. If the current tile floor is set over a mortar bed, the easiest way to Dismiss them woul be to use a large flat-bladed chisel and just hammer away. Be suer to keep yourself protected.

2) Try to get an estinate of the project In proportion to taking down the length and width of the floor area that you will be tiling. When you go window-dhopping, make sure to bring your measurements and discuss it with your hardware or home center specialists. Those measurements will help you a lot in estimating For what cause much ceramic floor tiles you need to buy. It will Liikewise help you estimate how much cement and grout, and the tools you'll need for your ceramic tile installation.

3) Icentify the look yo want to achieve with your floor. Choosing ceramic tiles can be made easy by considering these general factors: Desired See, tile size and durability.

a. Choose based on your desired look. Tile turn-on. What is the look you want to project with your ceramic tiles? Going for that rugged and rustic feel? Or are you more at home with that natural earthy adoe color? Choose a ceramic tile that fits the room's Integral appearance. It would not work, if you have got a shiny orange tile floor to go with your French windows.

b. Look around and Bear a comparison tiles before buying. After you've made the estimates for the floor space that needs to be tiled, window-shop for your ceramic tiles. Ceramic floor tiles come in a variety of prices, shapes, textures and styles. Pick a tile that's within your prie range. Then, ask to see in what a palette of colors that tile comes in, so you can select one that fits the look you wan to make. The most common ceramic tile size is one square foot. But ceramic tiles may come in a wide array of sizes; from one inch, to two feet.

c. Whatever Appearance you want to achieve, it is a given that your tiles should be durable. The kind of ceramic floor tiles you are looking for should Accept three main qualities: The ability to withstand water absorption, impressive resistance to abrasion and constant use, as well as high aesthetic qualitiees. Most hardware stores are open to requests for information In the manner of details tile strength and ability to Resist regular use and scratching, and resistance to physical stress and liquids. Gaining information will help you a lot in your ceramic tile installation, abd maintenance.

When hesitating between two options, it never hurts to seek assistance from your tile dealer or someone who knows tiles better than you. From choosing the right tiles and color, to tearing Lacking existing ceramic tile floors without damaging the subfloor, a building professional can help you with information, at the very least, or assist with your ceramic tile installation. These professionals are always open about sharing what t jey know about home improvement and making beautiful tile floors. You Be able to get referrals for tiling specialists from your hardware store, home center, or equipmsnt tool rental yard.

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