How to Tile a Bathroom Floor: Step-by-Step Guide
Tiling a bathroom floor is an intimidating task, but with the right tools and techniques, it’s something that you can do yourself. This step-by-step guide will show you how to lay bathroom tile in a bathroom. With some planning and patience, you’ll be able to create a beautiful tiled floor that will last for years.
Step 1: Preparing the Floor and Cleaning the Tiles
Before you start tiling, it’s important to make sure that the floor is level. Check for any uneven spots and use the self-levelling compound to fill in any gaps or low spots in order to make sure that your tiles will lay flat and even. Once the floor has been levelled, clean the tiles with warm water and detergent to remove any dirt and debris left behind by construction or renovation work.
Step 2: Laying Out the Tiles
Once your floor is level and your tiles are clean, it’s time to start laying them out. Start by marking out four lines on the floor using chalk one line down each wall and two lines running perpendicular between them to create a grid pattern. This will help you ensure that your tile layout is even and symmetrical when you begin placing them on the floor. Try starting from one corner of the room, working your way outward towards each wall until you have completed a row of tiles.
Step 3: Applying Adhesive and Grout
Once all of your tiles are in place, it’s time to apply adhesive and grout. Begin by spreading adhesive onto small sections at a time using a notched trowel, making sure to evenly spread it over each section so that all of your tiles have securely adhered to the base surface below. Once all of your adhesives have been applied, begin applying grout in small sections as well as working it into each tile joint with an old toothbrush or grout float until all joints are filled completely with grout. Allow everything to dry completely before moving on to step 4