Handy Tiling Tips

February 22nd, 2017 - by Blueshark Design

For a DIYer, tiling a wall is a pretty straightforward job as long as you know what you’re doing. That’s not to say a novice couldn’t pick up the skills and freshen up their bathroom or kitchen with ease. In this guide, we’ll give you some helpful tiling tips to make that tiling transformation a success.

Before You Start

You’re not going to get the job done properly without the correct tools. Make sure you have everything you need before you start:

Screwdriver, screws, drill, spirit level, serrated adhesive trowel, tile adhesive, tile spacers, tile saw, dry and wet tile cutter, plumb line, wet cloth, battens, rubber grouting float, sandpaper, hammer and bolster chisel, goggles and gloves and, of course….tiles!

Ensure you have enough tiles for the job. It’s recommended you buy at least one box of tiles more than you actually need. The extra tiles won’t be wasted as they will come in handy if you need to replace broken tiles in the future. If the colour or shape of your tiles gets discontinued, you’ll always have that extra box to fall back on.

Tiling Your Wall

When it comes to putting your first row of tiles on your wall, screw a wooden batten along a centre line to ensure your tiles stay straight. During your project, you will inevitably end up breaking a few tiles. Don’t immediately discard these, as they may come in handy as cuts.

It’s best to clean grout from your tiles with a damp cloth regularly. Wipe the excess away with each small area you complete. The longer you leave grout on tiles, the harder it is to clean off.

Even though we’ve given you some handy tiling tips, why deal with all the stress and mess that comes with doing it yourself? Hire UK Commercial Group and the finished job will be of the highest standard.

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