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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Installing Floor Tiles

by Lisa C. Marketing Writer

Floor tiles are an expensive investment. Tiles once installed can never be reused. So, to avoid wastage and the shock caused that, it is advisable to avoid these common mistakes tile placers make during installation –

1. Working with a Wrong Size Trowel

Trowel is used for spreading mortar or adhesive on the subfloor. If you choose a wrong size trowel, the mortar applied will not be same depth throughout the area – which will risk the quality of installation.

Technically, the size of trowel should be the size of the floor tile you are installing. In addition to that, the depth of the teeth of your trowel will depend on the size of tiles.

2. Not Using the Right Cutting Tool

You should not make any attempt to cut tiles manually, without tile saw. When you do that, you increase the chances of tile damage which take the cost of your project further.

Specifically, for cutting tiles, you will need to work with a diamond wet saw that makes tile cutting simple and less time taking.

3. Following a Complex Layout Plan

When you are DIY installing floor tiles, you should go for simple tile placement, because it is simple and easy to understand and complete.

On the other hand, complex layouts take more time and make it difficult for unprofessional DIYers to leave the project midway.

4. Using Wrong Grout Color

Remember, grout and thin set are two different materials. So, do not use adhesive in place of grout and grout in place of adhesive.

Now, let’s come to the color of grout. The color of grout for your floor project will depend on the color of tile. Use colorants to match the color of grout with that of your tiles.

5. Substandard Subfloor and Underlayment

To achieve a pro-like installation, you will need to work on the basics. And the basics of floor tile installation say that the subfloor should be completely level and free from bulges and craters. Additionally, you should use the right underlayment depending on the area or room where you are installing floor tiles.

This article has been brought to by MosaicsAndTile.com, one of the leading tile suppliers in US.


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