Diy Bathroom Tiling

Your DIY Bathroom Tiling Project is all about laying the Tiles!

DIY bathroom tiling may be done on either walls or floors. So if you are planning a DIY bathroom tiling project you will need to decide which surface or surfaces you are going to tile. This is very important, because you can't use exactly the same tiles for bathroom walls and for bathroom floors. So before you start your DIY bathroom tiling project, identify exactly what this particular DIY project will entail.

All floor tiles are manufactured so that they are strong enough for us to walk on them once they have been laid. Since we don't walk on walls, wall tiles don't have to be quite so strong. This might sound like a crazy thing to say, but if you try laying wall tiles on the floor, they really will be very likely to break. For this reason manufacturers give us some guidance in terms of where we should use different tile products. Don't ignore their specifications.

Having said that, regardless of where you are laying them, there are many things that floor tiles and wall tiles do have in common. The most important factor relates to the techniques that we use to lay them. For example, we lay tiles out in such a way that the gaps between them are regular. The gaps or spaces between the tiles shouldn't be too fat either. But this doesn't mean that we have to lay tiles jack-on-jack; we can also lay them to make a variety of different patterns. Decide what you want and how you can achieve your needs. Don't experiment when you are laying the tiles.

Before you start a bathroom tiling project, be sure to decide exactly which tiles you are going to use and how you are going to lay them. Then make sure you have all the tools you need to do the job. If you haven't tiled walls or floors before, then go and do a course or do a quick bit of reading. Look at photographs in books, magazines and on the Internet to get ideas. It really isn't that difficult and a confident DIY enthusiast will succeed most of the time.

You won't need much to tackle this type of project, but you will need to check that you have all the right tools and materials before you get started. Your checklist will include tiles (of course), tile adhesive, tile grout and a few necessary items including a notched tiling trowel and a grout spreader, and tools that you can use to cut tiles if necessary. With these in hand you will be able to succeed when you try some DIY bathroom tiling.


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