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Steps to Laying-Ceramic-Tile
When Laying-ceramic-tile, tile subfloor makes the job quicker and easier while saving you money now and later. Installing tile subfloor before laying ceramic tile reduces the number of steps involved in laying ceramic tile and also helps eliminate:
Loose ceramic tile
Weeping ceramic tile
Cracked ceramic tile
Laying Ceramic Tile Preperation
Laying-ceramic-tile is not difficult if you are prepared and once you have your underlay in place. tile subfloor makes laying ceramic tile even quicker and easier.
Installing A Underlay Before Laying Ceramic Tile
Ensure your substrate is clean and level before starting any process involved with laying-ceramic-tile. Spread out an adhesive, either an epoxy of thin coat of mortar and roll out the tile subfloor membrane. Once rolled out and cut to fit you can snap your chalk lines directly to the tile subfloor membrane. Making the chalk lines helps ensure that when you are laying ceramic tile, your working off a straight line.
Laying Ceramic Tile
When laying ceramic tile use a notched trowel. Using the trowel spread the bonding agent out being careful not to obscure you work lines. You should only spread out enough of the bonding agent, approximately enough for 2-3 tiles, before it sets. When laying ceramic tile never slide of drop into place the ceramic tile. The proper method for laying ceramic tile is to gently twist them into place and to work one small section or row at a time.
Laying Ceramic Tile Cutting Tips
When laying ceramic tile, quite often you will have to cut the tile. If your making basic cuts you can use simple tile cutter. If your laying ceramic tile and the cuts are difficult, it might be wise to invest in a diamond cut off wheel.
In addition you should calculate about 10-15% extra when laying ceramic tile to allow for breakage, cutting and scrap.