If you are looking for free advise, you came to the right
place. We love tile, its what we do.
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love and you'll never work a day in
life." - Confucius
It still feels like work at the end of the
day, But we love it.
If you have any questions on your project just call or
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I use a web site called "Tile your world" for
researching its a good place to get different views from around the country for
everything to do with tile. Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic
The best place to get free advise is where you buy
tile. They will have all the info about what setting material to use what
sealer is the best for that tile or stone.
This is where
you get the free
advise. Ask all the questions you need to, don't be afraid of wasting their time
or asking a stupid question. There are no stupid questions just stupid answers,
and if that all you getting ask for someone else or go some where else.
been around long enough to know there are 4 basic steps.
is the most time consuming step. Don't rush it! Go to as many tile places you
can. If you go to a home Improvement store you may find the tile you like but
its hard to find trim or an accent to match. Get the samples you are interested
in and go to other places, you don't have to buy all your tile in one place.
Don't worry about "Is this tile too big or small for my room" its your room get
what you like. One thing to remember about tile is that you will get tired of
looking at it before it wears out. Make sure its something you can live with for
a long time.
You should always use the proper
backer board and thinset or mastic for the project, and the sale person will
know what that is. Make sure the area is clean and there is no movement in the
walls or floor. If its squeaking today it will be cracking
Dry lay the tile out before you start to get the best
look. Remember that tile is like a big Jig Saw Puzzle only you get to make the
pieces, so the bigger the pieces the better it will look and faster it will
You should really take your time until
you get the hang of it. Only mix enough thinset to do a small area. If the
thinset get hard or dry up on the floor scrape it up and throw it away. Its not
worth the time or money to try and save it. Use every tool you can to get the
best results. Spacers are cheap and easy to use to keep all the joints the same
size. Use a level to keep it straight and flat. Keep it clean, it is easier to
clean the joint of thinset while it is still wet. If you wait until the next day
you will have to use a knife to cut it out. When you get frustrated or feed up
take a break. Remember this ain't no rocket surgery, but a little common sense
and patience can go a long way.
think this is the last step, but it is something you have been doing all alone.
Buy using the proper setting materials and backboard you know that it will be
around a long time. To keep it looking good use a good cleaner and sealer
recommended by the tile manufacture. Cover the floors until all work is done,
drywall dust is the hardest to get off some tile.
I don't know
everything , I just pretend to. I love to do research, so if you have a question
just ask and some one
will try to help you out. I would love to see your work so
send me an a-mail email@example.com .