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Mistakes to Avoid While Installing Tiles in Bathroom

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Nowadays, bathrooms are not just a space or room where people freshen up and start their day. It is that area of a home that is pronounces your lifestyle. That's the reason why a large number of people want their bathroom to have beautiful views and a cozy environment, along with modern, high-end features and accessories.

Bathroom Tiles

Gone are the days when bathrooms used to have odor coming from toiletry and urinal. Moisture and clogged drains were also a reason for smell in the bathroom. Today, there are products and materials that help you create an odorless environment in your bathroom.

For example: Specialized bathroom tiles are waterproof, moisture resistant, stain resistant, scratch resistant, bacteria resistant, and above all, slip resistant.

But it does not mean that if you invest in specifically-designed bathroom tiles, there will no mess in your bathroom. You will need to combine them with other essential products and solutions designed for modern bathrooms, and apart from ensuring that they are installed correctly.

If you are planning a bathroom project whether new or redo, this blog will help you install tiles in bathroom the right way. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid while installing bathroom tiles -

1. Investing in Just Any Tile:

No matter if you want real natural stones, ceramic-porcelain tiles, metal tiles, or glass tiles for bathroom, you must ensure that the material you are investing in is suitable for bathroom. To be specific, it should be suitable for the amount of traffic your bathroom gets on a daily basis.

Moving further, there are various surfaces in a bathroom, and the theory of "one size or type fits" all does not apply here. Meaning, you must not use the same tile for every surface in your bathroom.

For instance: the tile that goes on shower wall might not a great choice for shower or bathroom flooring. Likewise, mosaic tiles that are ideal for backsplash can also not be used for counter or bathroom flooring.

Therefore, it is advisable to select tiles for each purpose carefully contemplating their actually purpose.

Here, you should pay attention to the size and color of tile as well. Wrong tiles can create a distasteful look in your space. It will be a blow to your efforts and investment.

You can discuss your project with the tile shop you are considering. They will be able to suggest you the right tile size, color, finish, and material for your unique requirements.

2. Overlooking the Quality of Adhesive:

Tiles are applied on a perfectly leveled, plastered surface, which is called a substrate or subfloor. The adhesive you choose should be suitable for the conditions in bathroom and the type of substrate you are applying the tiles on.

For bathroom and bathroom tiles, it would be smart to use waterproof tile adhesive. This is the best way to enhance the level of waterproofing in this wet area of your home.

3. Ordering Fewer Tiles:

In any tile project, you must order more tiles than you actually need. It is so, because tiles will get damage during shipment and installation.

If the tiles are in exact quantity as your space requires, your project will be halted because of the shortage of material. So, be on the safer side, get some extra tiles.

4. Not Using Carpenter's Bar:

If tiles are not placed in perfect level, then there will be areas holding water throughout your bathroom floor.

Thereby, to avoid such problems, it is advisable to use carpenter's bar, which is a perfectly straight thin wooden rod or bar. Carpenters use it to create straight and level furniture surfaces.

5. Avoiding Tile Spacers:

Tile spacers are small crosses that is placed between two tiles. It helps ensure equal space and straight tile joints throughout the tiled layout.

You have to use while placing tiles in your bathroom. Not using it can result in unattractive bathroom design.

6. Taking Shortcuts:

Some tiles can be applied on existing wall surface. However, you will need to remove paint off it, if it is a painted and plastered wall. If there is a wallpaper, then removing it would be right practice.

The adhesive might seem effective on these surfaces, but not removing paint or wallpaper can risk the durability of your entire project.

So, take no shortcuts, especially when you are expecting your bathroom to look classy and elegant and be durable.

7. Grouting Immediately after Tiling:

This is biggest mistake tilers and DIYers make. Ideally, you should wait for at least 24 hours before filling grout paste into tile joints.

There you have it. These are some of the most common mistakes you should avoid while tiling your bathroom.

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