How To Tile A Bathroom Wall
Tiling a bathroom is almost inevitable because of the nature of its use. Materials that are used in building may not resist water seepage and the corrosive effect of detergents for a long time, therefore making tiling very necessary. On top of offering protection to bathroom walls, mosaic tiles and glass tiles also add to the aesthetic outlook of the bathroom. It is for this reason that tiles come in different sizes, shapes and colours. For a desired effect to be achieved, tiles should be laid in the correct manner.
The following are the steps to follow when tiling a bathroom.
1. Preparation of the surface
The wall/surface should be flat and be able to support the weight of the tiles. A wallboard of cement is then installed to hold the tiles. To install the cement wallboard, you will need carbide blade for cutting and then use galvanized screws and thinset for anchoring.
2. Cutting of the tiles
The dimensions of the bathrooms may not automatically fit in with the dimension of the tiles, therefore, cutting is inevitable. Tiles should be cut to fit along the edges of tubs and shower stalls. Double measuring is recommended to prevent mistakes, and it is always wise to have extra tiles in case of errors in cutting.
3. Layout of tiles
Most tiles are square-shaped, therefore when laying them, ensure that the square pattern is maintained. The colour of the tiles will determine the direction which you will start to work from. When using the tiles with solid colours, it is advisable to work from the inside to the outside. Tiles with patterns will require working from outside to the inside while following the intended designs and patterns that the joints will create. To avoid mistakes, you can first lay the tiles on a table to ascertain the shape of the patterns on the tiles.