Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are tiling experts. Tiling remains a popular DIY job, but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. Accuracy, precision, and skill are all required to ensure that the tiling will be effective and visually appealing. We understand that DIY tiling can be a difficult or daunting prospect. As a result, we have produced this guide to the ultimate tiling tips.

Measuring

Make sure you measure out your tiling area before you begin tiling. In fact, you will need to measure out your tiling before you even purchase your tiles. This will help you estimate how many tiles you will need before you begin, so you will be able to complete your tiling with the correct amount of tiles. To be on the safe side, you should even purchase some additional tiles, to make sure that if you need to cut tiles, you will have some spare. Preparation is the key to successful bathroom tiling projects.

Equipment

Before you begin tiling, make sure you have an equipment checklist. This can help prevent problems from occurring during the tiling process. For example, if you need to stop tiling to purchase or collect a piece of equipment, the adhesive may set and ruin your project.

Practicalities

Before you begin tiling, you should make sure that you consider the practicalities of the space you are tiling. Bathroom tiling projects may need to make use of waterproof grout and this will need a separate waterproof additive. In addition, non slip tiles for floors would be a good practical consideration, while glossy tiles might be needed to add to the light in rooms where natural light is limited.

Spacing

ultimate tiling tips

When you begin tiling, make sure you use tile spacers. This is essential because it will help keep all of your tiles in straight lines and will make sure that they are equally spaced. As a result, you can create a tiling space that looks professionally finished and effective.

Patience

When laying tiles it is important to stick to the timings given by the manufacturers of the different products. For example, the adhesive will take a set amount of time to dry, before you can walk over the tiles. In addition, the grout will need to be left to set, otherwise you risk ruining the effect of your tiling.

In summary

Our ultimate tiling tips include measuring, spacing, equipment checking, patience and practicalities. As a result, your tiling can look professional. If you are ready to begin tiling, why not take a look at our range of tiles today, online or in our Preston based store. Tiles 2 Go have everything you need for professional tiling!