When it comes to tiling, it can be a potential DIY success story. But this takes time, patience and planning. Without which, your dream of a perfectly tiled kitchen, can turn into a nightmare! Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the kitchen tiling mistakes to avoid.
1. Lack of research
Before you begin any DIY project, you need to do your research. Tiling is no different. You don’t just need to find a tiling colour scheme to suit your kitchen, you also need to choose the correct style, and you need to know the best methods of installing your new tiles. Do the research first, and you are more likely to have a positive outcome.
2. Not using tile spacers
When you are laying your tiles, ts essential to get them evenly spaced so that the end result will look professional. However, it can be easy to want to rush ahead with your tiling, and not take the time to use tiling spacers. This can leave your tiling looking uneven.
3. Not trying out different grout
Grout can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your tiles so it’s worth trying out what works for you and what doesn’t. While some colour schemes and styles might benefit from contrasting grout, others do not. So make sure you test your grout, to see what will give the best impression and overall effect.
4. Forgetting about the aftercare
In the kitchen, the aftercare of your tiles can be very important. Especially as many types of tiles may need to be sealed to make sure they are waterproof and will withstand regular splashing. A common kitchen tiling mistake is to forget all about the aftercare. This will lead to ruined tiles, and the growth of mould and bacteria.
For more information or to begin your tiling research, take a look at what we can offer, here at Tiles 2 Go.