How to Tile a Bathroom Floor

It is not an easy responsibility to tile a bathroom floor. It can look really terrible if installation is completed incorrectly. Due to covering the floor in a bathroom with new tiles this part of your home will get new life again. It will be refreshed immediately and you won't need to bring any other changes into design of even an old bathroom. The greater part of homeowners prefers to install ceramic tile in their bathrooms. It is a great idea to hire a team of professionals to do the job for you, but this service can cost you much money. Tiling a bathroom on one's own is able to save a significant amount of your finances. But how to tile a bathroom floor on one's own you may ask? Well, you're recommended to thoroughly follow the next steps to succeed in this task.

Instructions on tiling a bathroom floor:

1 Take off the commode at first. You should ensure that you remove the water valve. Also flush the toilet to empty it. The nuts should be loosened and removed. These are the components that hold the toilet tight to the floor.

2 Further the molding around the base has to be pried off of the wall and the flooring being currently used.

3 Now it's high time for the tile to be laid out in the way, you wish. This tile may have any pattern to your taste. A cardboard can be used to set the desired design first for you to have the center square.

4 This step involves mixing of the mortar with a definite amount of water. This will give you a chance to install some tiles. To cover the bathroom floor with tiles you are recommended to do it with the help of the flat edge of a trowel. After that you will need to make even ridges. It can be done with trowel's notched edge.

5 It is up to you to decide how the tiles will be placed on the bathroom floor. You have to press each tile a little when laying it on the mortar for it to stick well. To create the same space between the tiles you can use a vinyl spacer.

6 The grout should be thoroughly applied with some water and a rubber grout float. The latter has to be used to push the grout into the holes between the tiles you have installed. The excess grout can be scraped off. It's better to do it while holding the float at an angle of 45 degrees. When the grout has almost dried, you can wash off its excess with a wet sponge.

7 Finally, it has to be mentioned that applying a sealer is important after a few days after he installation. This will make the mortar and grout set completely.

Now when you know how to tile a bathroom floor you should familiarize yourself with a few tips and warnings.

If a small amount of adhesive is left on the sub-floor after the removal of the old flooring, you'll have to scrape it off. It's better to do with a putty knife.

The mortar should dry completely before you apply the grout.

The installation job can be done faster with quick-setting mortar. The latter will dry well in about two hours which means that you should work quickly.

Any odd-shaped tiles have to be measured correctly and cut. These are usually located around the wall, the commode or any other furniture in your bathroom. For this you're advised to use a wet saw or a water-cooled tile saw.

Ensure that you put a damp rag into the place where the toilet goes for no sewer gas escape and worsen your health state.

Maximum six feet of new tile has to be laid at a time for the mortar not to set too fast.

Dealing with the grout, ensure that you don't use the grout float flat, otherwise the just applied grout can be scraped out.