Tiles carefully, it is also very important to get the correct type of tile to
ensure the water proof ability of the tile.
areas such as showers and wet rooms it is essential to tile onto an already
water resistant background. Sand/cement render, dense concrete or water
resistant tile backer board are ideal backgrounds. Plaster, plasterboard,
timber and timber-based products such as MDF or plywood are absorbent and
should be made waterproof by the use of a waterproofing or tanking system.
Failure to do this is currently the most common cause of tiling failures in
afraid to be bold. If, as in most homes, your bathroom is small then nothing
will make it look big. Make a statement; why not use the smallest room to
express yourself. You could go for opulent luxury, off the wall trendy,
something to make you smile or stark minimalism.
so long ago that tiling to suspended wooden floors was impractical as well as
inadvisable and as such this ruled out most bathrooms. With modern adhesive
technology the vast majority of wooden floors can be tiled.
trend is for very large tiles and they are particularly suitable for large
bathrooms or en-suites where you can carry the tiling through into the bedroom.
Large tiles are heavy so do check your walls are suitable.
add value to your home so be prepared to spend time and money. For a luxury
style with a modest price tag choose plain white wall tiles and add stunning
eye-catching borders or mosaics.
floor tiles are suitably slip resistant for bare feet in wet conditions.
heating will add luxury at a surprisingly small cost. It adds little to the
thickness of the floor tiling, thus it can be installed in most cases with the
added benefit of freeing up valuable wall space.
If you are
tiling yourself we advise to buy or hire the best equipment as it will save
time and money.
tip of all. Before you start; work out how long it will take you (about three
times as long as a professional), how much per hour you earn and how much your
house is worth then consider employing a professional.