DIY Tiling

Ever looked at your tile floor so long that it’s made you feel sick? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. If you’re there right now, it’s time to invest in some floor renovation! Though it’s easier to just pay someone to tile your floors, those of us who enjoy DIY projects (and have the right amount of skill) doing a DIY tiling project is the perfect thing for you to work on!

Pick your tiles!

Doing a DIY project is never easy, and no matter how frugal you are tiling your floors is going to be costly. So, you might as well do it right! Tiles come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and material so don’t be afraid to jump right on in and pick the perfect new tile for your kitchen. Make sure you measure your room beforehand just so you know how many bundles to buy. Once you’ve found the perfect tile and have calculated the cost, it’s time to go home and start tiling!

Pre-Tiling to Do’s:

Now that you’re home, it’s time to start your project. Please note that normally this isn’t going to be an easy or quick job, so please be patient! Tiling takes time, especially if you want it to be done right the first time! The first thing you need to do id prepare your adhesive. Most professionals use mortar, but if you don’t have the experience or the time to mix it, there are many pre-made adhesives that you can buy. Many of them can easily stick to most surfaces, and come in ready-to-use cans. Next, you need to lay the tile pattern. This is all up to you; how would you want your new floors to look? Lay your pattern in the area (do NOT use the adhesive yet) to see if it’s how you want it to look. Make sure everything fits within the area and make necessary adjustments to clean it up or make it look neater.

Time for the Hard Part!

Once you’ve made the necessary adjustments it’s time to start cutting your tiles! Be aware that you will be using a saw to do this, so be careful as tiles may break or crack under the stress. Next, carefully apply your adhesive and lay the tiles as you did with the dry run. Work from the center of the room towards the walls. Once this is done the final step for your DIY tiling project is almost done! Make sure you let the adhesive sit a full twenty-four hours before starting the grouting phase. After you finish the grout; sit back, relax, and enjoy your brand-new tile!

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