Diy Bathroom Floor Tiles
DIY bathroom floor tiles are convenient, and to make them successful for DIY, they really should be easy to lay. Genuine DIY bathroom floor tiles range from good-looking ceramic to low-maintenance vinyl tiles, and you will choose the type for your needs depending on your own particular do-it-yourself skills. But before you begin any project that involves DIY bathroom floor tiles, make sure that you know exactly what you want, and be sure to cost your project. Then make certain you have everything you need to successfully tackle you project.
Before you start buying tools for your bathroom tile project decide on the materials that are going to work for you. For instance, if this is a new floor and the concrete hasn't been screeded yet, then you'll need both the materials and tools to do this. The materials for screeding come in the form of cement, building sand and potable water that you need to mix the mortar screed. Then you'll need a shovel to mix the raw materials and a wooden or rubber float to smooth the surface. You will also need a spirit level to make certain that the surface you are working is level - and it's a good idea to have a straight-edged length of metal or wood to level it if it isn't.
Choosing your DIY Bathroom Floor Tiles
The style of your house, and your bathroom in particular, will help you to decide what sort of tiles to choose - as will your budget. The most inexpensive of course are those that are made of vinyl. These come in a box, usually with a peel-off backing so that you can stick them straight onto the screeded floor. In reality it's best to also use a suitable adhesive as well as what comes on the tiles, just to make sure that they really do stick to the floor screed. For these you will need a minimal tool kit. The most important item is a utility knife to cut tiles to fit around sanitary ware or for the edges. They should all be laid flush up against one another - so no form of grout will be needed.
The alternative is to choose more popular ceramic tiles. Or you could opt for marble or granite tiles, although these are a lot more expensive. You could also look at those made from clay.
One very important thing to remember is that floor tiles are a lot harder wearing than wall tiles. So don't ever be tempted to use wall tiles on the floor. These may be less expensive, but they are not manufactured for use on the floor and they are likely to crack VERY quickly.
Tools required include an adhesive spreader and a tool to apply grout. You will also need a tool cutter for your DIY bathroom floor tiles.