Tiling Your Floor To Suit You

´╗┐Tiles are the brick of floors. Most homes use them. Offices invest in them, and the creative indulge in them. They come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and gradients to choose from. Tiles are multi-functional. Their purposes cover areas such as thatches, gutters and walls. Their most common function is flooring. As people inhabit houses, their floor is used for walking on. Therefore the practical idea is to cover the cement to develop what the house communicates, as well as what it looks like.  

Tiles can be made from an array of materials. Stone, glass and ceramic are a reliable manufacturing source for floor tiles.  Marble, granite and slate are also properties that can be used both indoors and outdoors in a home environment. Once the choice is made about the texture, look and feel of a certain tile, the next step is arranging the pattern. When the pattern has been decided, a grout in between each tile is used to keep the tile in place. Traditionally a mixture of sand, cement and a latex chemical for an adhesive property was used in setting tiles. In modern times, a simple sand base grout is used to keep the pattern and material stable.  
One must prepare the floor for tiling. The floor has to be clean.

This entails no dust, grease, oil or hardened paint. Once the area is clean, the tiles need to be moulded with grout and water. This sets the surface for a tougher future. One must check the surface for compatibility with the tiles. The adhesive needs to work with the texture of the tile so that it shall last. Adhesives come in a powder and need to be thoroughly mixed with clean and organic water, free from clay and soluble salts. The grout should meet the requirements of around 3-4cm, a regular thickness that will work well. Each section needs an appropriate time to dry. The edges are usually set first. That way it is easier to work around them creating the pattern. Once the job is done, it is wise to wait a week before the tiles are put to use.

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