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Ceramic floor tile installation can be a very difficult process, and require good planning and a lot of patience. If ceramic tile installation is done improperly, your bathroom or kitchen floors will have a difficult time keeping up with the constant foot traffic or occasional spill. Whether you plan to do your own kitchen or shower tile installation, or plan to hire a professional, here are some things you should do to prepare for ceramic tile installation.

Start by inspecting the area you want to install the ceramic tile. Make a floor plan with the measurements of your area, so you can know how much you need to place and can more accurately estimate the tile installation cost. It’s important to note what kind of surface will be underneath the tile, as a bendable floor can cause broken or loose tiles. Once you’ve measured the room out, pick out the tiles that you want to place, making sure they fit the dimensions of your room. You may have to rent a saw to cut the pieces smaller if they do not fit easily. Before you mix your adhesive, it’s advisable to lay your tiles out dry, to make sure they fit properly on your floor. Make sure that the space between the tiles is equal by using a spacer, or risk you may risk the failure of the adhesive.

If you are unsure what kind of tile would be best for your home or bathroom, or are unsure about the installation process, it’s best to consult a ceramic tile installation specialist. These specialists can carry out the installation process, making your floor look the best it can be. It can also lower the ceramic tile installation costs, by reducing the need for purchasing supplies, and making sure your ceramic tiles will be installed correctly and will last a lifetime.


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I've seen a lot of cooking, home improvement and crafting shows and, let me tell you, they make things look way easier than they are. Most people really can’t remodel their own kitchen, paint a wall mural or whip up a gourmet meal in an afternoon. I’m here to share my ideas and guidance about home and family--things I've learned through trial and error. I've already made the mistakes so you don’t have to! Just don’t ask about the kitchen cabinet refinishing project that went awry.
September 2023