Mistakes to Avoid While Installing Wood Look Ceramic and Porcelain Tilesby Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist
Wood look porcelain-ceramic tiles have successfully replaced real wood planks. Traditionally, wood planks were used for creating beautiful, durable, and comfortable homes. Because of the environmental concerns, a large number of people now use wood effect tiles that give the same look and feel of authentic wood.
Wood look tiles have real-like prints of wood, and are typically installed on plywood substrate. This makes the tile flooring feel more like wood. But, there are many who invest in these tiles, but not satisfied with the look they get in their home. And that’s mainly because of installation mistakes.
In this blog, we talk about some of common wood look ceramic and porcelain tile installation mistakes that you need to avoid. Check out the following pointers –
- Get your tiles from a renowned seller. If you are buying it from a third-party seller or distributor, it would be smart to consider the reviews and feedback of their products and services on social media.
- Plan your layout well. This will require weeks of research and discussion with members of family and tile placer. If you are planning to install wood look porcelain flooring on your own, then you will need to do a lot of homework beforehand. Find a suitable tile placement plan and decide on the right adhesive and grout.
- If you are hiring a tile placer, check his experience and reviews. You can ask for recommendations from your near and dear ones.
- Wood look tiles are often thicker in the middle. To avoid lippage, you will need to leave the right gap (or space) between two tiles. Ideally, it is 1/8 inch grout space.
- Additionally, placing wood look porcelain planks at one-third or random offset will also help you avoid lippage.
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