Did you want to know how to tile a kitchen? This is one of the questions some of our passionate readers have been asking. This article is a step by step guide on how to tile a kitchen without spending a lot of money.
Planning stage, you need to determine the amount of resources you want to inject into the tiling project. You can know this by calculating the cost of buying the tiling materials, tools and equipment, and the total cost of manpower.
Determine the type and size of tiles you need to lay in your kitchen. The size and type of tile you choose for your kitchen will affect your overall design and most importantly how you work.
Floors, walls, countertops and backsplashes are common areas where people lay tiles. Consider whether to lay them on the whole area or on a specific area. Knowing the size of the area you want to lay tiles will help you calculate the number and cost of tiles to finish the entire project.
Proceed to purchase the tools and materials you will need to accomplish the project successfully. You will need materials like thin-set mortar, trowel, backer board, screws, grout, and tiles for the tools, you will need things such as a screwdriver, buckets, a notched trowel, a grout float and wet tile saw.
After you have chosen the size, number and color scheme for your kitchen, turn your attention to the design aspects of your project you need to factor in design aspects such as scale, texture, and pattern.
Determine the pattern in which you will set your tiles and the ultimate texture you want to achieve.
Scale your tiling project to the size of the kitchen surface for maximum balance.
All these three will not only alter the appearance of a room but also define the overall mood of your kitchen space as effectively as color.
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Here are some guide for installation stage.
Step 1: Turn off power to the kitchen
Turn off power to the kitchen. If it is the walls you want to tile, remove switchplates and outlet covers in the area you want to tile.
Step 2: Mix the Thinset
In this project, we recommend you use thinset. First, mix up the gallons of thinset to properly cover the area you want to lay the tiles. Mix only a little thinset as can be utilized in one hour. If a large amount of thinset is mixed at a go, it will dry out and become less effective.
Step 3: Apply the Thinset
Apply a good amount of thinset into the surface you want to lay the tiles. Use a notched trowel to smoothen the paste over the tiling area holding the trowel at a 45-degree angle.
Step 4: Install the tiles
When the entire area of the floor has been covered with the thinset mortar, set the tiles slowly arranging them in the desired pattern. Make any slight adjustments and corrections while the thinset is wet.
The actual process of laying the tiles depends on the area of the kitchen you want to tile. If it is the floors you want to tile, lay one row of tiles all the way across the flooring space and another row perpendicular to the first row using spacers as a guide.
Laying out the tiles before setting them provides a good estimate of how many tiles you will need for the entire space. This will also help you know where you might run into problems as you continue to floor.
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