If you want to provide a classy and durable floor for your humble abode, you definitely should consider installing limestone floor tiles – which incidentally look great alongside stone cladding on walls or outside around landscaped pools. Doing this may be done with the aid of experts. However, if you want to try it out yourself, there are basics that have to be learned so that the floor may be installed successfully. What are these?
Measure the Area
This is the first step. The area intended to be covered with tiles has to be measured. This is a way to assess the space that has to be taken care of. This can be done by taking a tape measure. Afterwards, get a tape measure so that the width and the length of the room may be taken into account. The dimensions will have to be multiplied so that the exact square footage may be obtained. The product here would need to be added 10 percent. This is a way to ensure that making cuts will not be a mistake in the procedure.
Prepare the Area
Prior to the installation, the room has to be prepared first. The furniture may have to be removed here. The same is also true for other personal belongings there are. The flooring may also have to be taken into consideration. For those who own a concrete subfloor, installing the tiles directly will not be a problem at all. However, if your room uses a wood subfloor, the installation of a concrete board is going to be ideal.
Install the Concrete Board
For those who do not have a concrete board, this would not be a problem. However, for those who do, applying a thinset will be required. This is a way to press the concrete board down. Every hole found in the concrete board will have to be screwed. The entire floor will have to be covered in this manner.
Start the tile installation
When the subfloor is already prepared, the installation of the limestone may then be prepared. It is ideal to determine the room’s center though. This is a chance to start the installation at some point. Using a chalk line should be the answer here. Snapping in the center point for both directions will also work. The installation will be started in the corner. This is where the chalk line is found. The thinset will then be spread. This can be done with a trowel. This has to be completed firmly though. The tile spacer will have to be placed on the corner too. The other would be pressed against it. This is a way to make sure that the tiles have proper space in them. The installation will have to be continued in this kind of manner.
The tiles may have to be cut when it touches a cabinet or wall. This should be carried out by taking the measurement size into account.
When the tiles are finally installed, the application of grout would follow. Use a trowel for this to succeed. The joints would have to be put grouts too. A sponge needs to be present as well so that the tile may be wiped down accordingly. The same may also be done with the grout lines. This is a way to have the excess grout removed.