There’s no getting around the fact that a tile floor looks gorgeous in almost any bathroom. They are durable, practical, attractive, and when done tastefully and carefully, they will survive numerous bathroom remodels. If you haven’t thought about putting one in because they’re cold on bare feet during the winter, you can solve that problem by putting heating elements down first before laying your tile. No matter how you choose to handle it, though, you’re going to add a lot of class to any bathroom by laying a tile bathroom floor.
You may have some problems deciding on the type of tile you want. After all, there are hundreds of different tiles made of many materials in a variety of sizes, colors, textures, and designs. It may seem like a difficult assignment to select the ones that are going to be just right in your own home. There are some resources you can use, though, in selecting your floor tiles. One is to go to a home improvement store and look at the displays that have been set up in the store. These will give you some ideas of different ways stock tiles can be laid and what they will look like when they are.
A second option is to browse through the racks of sample tiles, looking at the pictures of floors that others have laid using them. Most stores employ a decorator who will be able to help you make the right choices. Be sure to take samples of your paint color with you in order to match your tiles to the room. Choosing blue tiles to go in your blue bathroom may only result in a clash of two totally different shades.
It’s also important to spend some time looking at photos of tile floors online because you will get a lot of ideas there. There may well be one picture of a floor that will catch both your eye and your imagination.
If you want to install the floor yourself, tile is a great way to go. The tiles made with glaze chalk make a beautiful addition to any bathroom decor. How to tile bathroom floor is rather simple when broken down into steps. Once you have picked out your favorite set of tiles painted, the next thing you need to do is to clean the floor, or what ever surface you will be applying the tiles to. Any amount of dust, grit or dirt will hamper the adhesion of the tile to the subfloor.The next step is to simply lay out the tiles on the floor to get a good feel for how the end result will look. Make sure that you play with the layout so it looks pleasing to the eye. Once you have determined the location of one key tile to begin your permanent placement you can start mixing up the mortar.The powder of the thin-set can create plenty of dust while the mortar is mixing. Once you have a good consistency, it is time to spread the mortar.
After the mortar is in place, it is now time to press the first tile into place. Carefully set the tiles on the mortar and apply as much pressure as possible without breaking the tiles and their beautifully painted liquid glazes pattern. If you find you need to cut some of the tiles into smaller pieces, renting a wet saw is a great option. After you have the entire floor laid, you will then need to lay the grout.