All posts for the month April, 2019

House owners have many projects that they plan to have done, but don’t always know how to go about them. Most people don’t feel comfortable that they can do these little projects but at the same time, they don’t want to pay someone to do it. One example of these projects that really should not be that scary is to tile the kitchen floor.

Even though you might worry about botching things, tiling is not very difficult to do. You should be able to save a lot of money by doing this yourself. When you understand what to do and what not to do then it should be not any problem. If you choose to go for doing this, the first thing you need to consider is selecting the tile. Chances are you’ll even be amazed at the options you will be confronted with. You will find many different styles of tile, along with different sizes, colors, textures, materials and finishes. There are some tiles that have odd shapes or sizes which causes you to stay with one company.

Any time you pick a tile, it’s always based on your own personal aesthetics. Once you have it set, it might be a bit difficult to make variations later. You must make accurate measurements to determine how the tiles will be laid and how to minimize waste. The size of the tile might have more or less waste, for example, a 6×6 inch tile may be a better fit than 4×4 tile. So you are not going to spend big money, make sure that you figure out how to minimize tile waste. As you must tile around kitchen cabinets, you want to make sure you do it to scale so that you know exactly how many tiles you need. The area below the refrigerator must also be tiled to provide consistency.

With a little simple math computation it is possible to lay out your floor so you know what you are doing, and where you want to start. You’ll want to get started right, because if you get going crooked, your floor is not going to look too good. If you can draw two lines that are perpendicular and parallel to the walls, then you should be good. You must also have a point in the center to make sure that measurement for the cut parts on the outside wall will be the same. It is best to have the walls using the same sized tile so it will look more even. After you have all of this figured out, you can get started applying the tiles. Check out for more tips.

The type of adhesive you need to use depends on a wooden sub floor, or concrete. A flexible adhesive is best for installing tile above wood. As soon as it is all down and has experienced enough time to dry out, you then apply the grout, wipe it down to get rid of the excess, wait for it to dry, and you have a new floor.