When it comes to DIY tiling jobs, many people enjoy the challenge. However, not everyone manages to make their tiling look professional or effective. In fact, it does take a certain level of skill, accuracy, and precision to tile an area. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s favourite tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to how to avoid tiling disasters.
Tip 1: Take precise measurements
When it comes to preparing for tiling, you need to be precise in your measurements. This is because the tiling area needs to be measured, before you consider purchasing the tiles.
A precise measurement of the area to be tiled will help you work out how many tiles you will need, and how many tiles you will need to cut to fit.
As a result, you should always purchase more tiles than might be necessary, so that you have some spare for mistakes.
Tip 2: Prepare your equipment beforehand
Avoiding tiling disasters means being prepared. Prepare the area for tiling before you begin and make sure you have all the equipment you will need. This is because your tiling can be ruined, if you need to break part way through for a tool you are missing.
Tip 3: Space all of the tiles evenly
One of the most common reasons for DIY tiling to end up looking shoddy, is the lack of accurate spacing. It might look easy to space your tiles equally across the room, but unless you use tile spacers, your lines will not be accurate.
As a result, if you want to create a tiling feature that looks professional and stylish, always consider accurate tile spacing.
Tip 4: Give the tiles time to set
Another sure fire way to ruin all your hard work is to not let the grouting or adhesive dry before you use the tiled area. If the area isn’t dry, and you walk across it for example, you risk moving the tiles themselves and destroying your tiling effect.