You can make beautiful ceramic tiles even if you are a beginner

You can easily install ceramic and photo prints dubai with just a little bit of patience. It is possible to save a lot of money by carefully installing tile.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED: A paper pad, pencil, measuring tape and chalk line. You can also rent a tile cutter at most rental shops or purchase one for $25.

LAYOUT – Begin with a small project. You might want to make a backsplash or countertop in your kitchen, or a backsplash for the sink in your bathroom. With a pencil and a pad, sketch the surface where you want to place tile and measure each dimension. An area sketch will typically show the dimensions of any surface you plan to place tile. Be exact with your measurements. Limit your waste as tile is costly.

COUNTERTOP-The countertop should be extremely stable and solid. The minimum requirement is to have a double layer of 3/4 plywood, ceramic tile cement backerboard or 3/4″ plywood. Although cement backer board comes in many trade names, it is specifically made for ceramic tile. It should be securely fastened. You can cut with a carbide blade and a power saw, but this creates a lot of dust. To avoid this, wear safety glasses and a dust mask. It is recommended to use backer board in areas where there are sinks.

In this example, we will install tile on a kitchen countertop. We find that the countertop is either 2′-0′ (24″) deep, or 10′-0′ (120″) wide. We have 20 square feet (SF), of surface. (2’x10’=20′). We now choose our tile. You can use any size of tile for your kitchen countertops, but the most popular size is 4 1/4″x4 1/4″. You can choose from tiles in sizes 12″x12″, 1″x1″ (mosaic), 6”x6”, 8”x8” and larger. You can create your own unique design by using broken tiles pieces for countertops. We are off to the store. There are many sizes and colors available at large retail stores and tile shops. This can be the most difficult part of the job. You can get 20SF of the tile you want plus 2SF for special cuts. You can always return to a stock tile you’ve purchased and pick up a few more pieces. You should get more than 30 SF if you are buying a special-sale or close-out tile. Get all other supplies now. You can ask the salesperson for help in determining how much adhesive or grout you require. However, all packages include approximate coverage.

INSTALLATION: Dry lay the tiles on the countertop. Start by placing the full pieces along the front edge of the countertop and work your way to the back. You may find a small piece of tile at the back that is less than 1/2 inch in width. To make this space more usable, spread the tile out a bit to increase the grout joint width. These tiny pieces of tile should not be attempted to install. The same applies to the length of your top. It’s fine if you find that you have about a half tile or more at your back. This is the most overlooked part of the countertop. The back edge is almost invisible once you have placed your breadbox, blender, breadbox, and can opener on top of it. Use your 2′ level to mark a line from front and back. This will square the counter’s front edge. This is the time to use your 2′ framingsquare. Place one leg against the counter, and the other will be square. The trim at the front of the counter should be nailed securely and level with the top tile. If you prefer a wood front trim, there are counter edge tiles that can be used. You will need enough edge tile to cover the entire counter top. These will be the first pieces to be installed if you plan on using edge tile. These edge pieces are available in custom lengths, as well as 6″-8″ sizes. However, it is not recommended that you line them up with countertop tiles. Start with a half tile and work your way around to the edges. As a temporary support, a support ledger should also be placed under the tile’s bottom leg. Spread the adhesive on top of the pencil line you used to draw the square. You should only apply a small amount at first to get used to how long it takes to set the adhesive and how much time it takes to tile. It is not a good idea to remove the adhesive once it has dried. To ensure that the adhesive is in full contact, bend the tile as you place it.

Okay, now you have placed 6 tiles. Are the lines straightened? Are the tops level and even? Are the gaps between the tiles equal? You can purchase plastic spacers for different widths of grout spaces. However, your eyes are the best way to determine this. You can quickly move the tile to achieve the best spacing. You can now move the remainder of the tile, making sure that you don’t place adhesive in areas where the cut tiles will be. Any adhesive that has been accidentally spread in these areas can be easily removed with a small spackle knife. Only return the adhesive to the bucket if it’s clean. Dirt, dirt, or any other debris should not be mixed with your adhesive. It will cause a bump underneath your tile. It will get easier as you go. Install all your full tile first. Have another look at what you have done. Are your tile joints straight at the counter’s end? Now, adjust them. It is very easy to cut tiles, but you can try one piece first. Take measurements of the area you need to cut the tile, and subtract the width of the grout joints. Mark the tile carefully and place it in your cutter. Follow the instructions. It doesn’t take much pressure to score the tile. You can press the handle to snap the tile onto your score mark. Try it out. Remember the extra tile that you purchased? If the tile doesn’t snap on your mark or cracks a few, don’t be discouraged. Cast ceramic tiles can crack unevenly due to air bubbles and other imperfections. You can install the cut pieces by hand buttering (placing adhesive on the backs to the tile) and then placing them one at a time until they are all in place. Make sure to clean all your tools. It is nearly impossible to remove dry adhesive. You should carefully inspect your work to ensure that no adhesive remains in any joints or on the tile’s surface. Use a sponge dampened with a spackle knife to remove excess adhesive. Allow the tile to dry for 24 hours.

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