The most popular room you will find cement tiles in is the bathroom. This is probably because tiles are water resistant and hygienic, characteristics not seen in carpet, paints and wallpapers. Not only that, tile offers unique finishes which simply cannot be duplicated by other materials.
Your bathroom is certainly a place where hygiene is key. Tiles offer more than just a fresh appearance, they offer an easy clean surface. Spills and stains are easily wiped up with little effort. You really cannot do that with wallpaper.
If you have a smallish bathroom, you want to avoid using larger tiles as this tends to make small bathrooms look even smaller. But beware, using tiles that are too small might give your bathroom a look that is unappealing. Your best bet is settling on tiles that are of medium size. Light color tiles make your bathroom look bigger as they reflect more light than darker tiles. If you use the same color tiles on your floors as you do on your walls, it will help give your bathroom a spacious feel.
There are those who think tiles will make the floor feel cold. Actually, tiles do a good job retaining heat, so they don’t feel cold on your feet. But if this is a concern, under-tile heating is a modern solution.
Now all you need to do is discover the style of tile you would like for your bathroom. The outcome will be fantastic, so much so that you will have a difficult time leaving your bathroom.
You just purchased from our Minis tile collection and cannot wait to install that much needed backsplash in your kitchen. It isn’t the biggest of projects, so you decide you shall tackle this all on your own. We are glad to hear that, but we will offer a few tips to make this project as smooth as possible.
The most common mistakes in installing tile can be avoided by simply taking just a few minutes to plan things out before you jump right into it. Measure the area you want to have tiled and then lay out the design on paper with a pencil. This allows you to work out the small details. If there is a focal point within your design, start there and work your way out.
Mark the coordinating measurements on your paper to the tile. Cut the tiles to size with a wet saw, remember to use extreme caution as to avoid mistakes. Don’t forget to turn off the circuit breaker for the kitchen. Remove any faceplates within the tile area and line up the tiles so they are flush.
It is important you clean the surface of the wall. If there is wallpaper, you can tile over it, just make sure to remove any peeling or otherwise loose sections. Apply the adhesive to the wall with a notched trowel, make sure the adhesive is smooth and uniform and free from lumps. Position the tiles closely together, the tile ridges will create a natural separation. Try to avoid pushing the tiles into place as this leads to glue build up.
You will want to wait at least 24 hours before applying the grout. When it is complete, you can sit back, smile and enjoy the beauty of your new backsplash.