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Top 10 Tiling Tips

1
Always buy more tiles than you’ve calculated you will need to allow for mistakes when cutting or any breakages that might occur. If you do have any spares left over then you can always use them at a later date for any reason.
2
Always plan the design and layout of the tiling job ahead on paper first taking into account fittings and fixtures in the room and then recheck all your measurements before starting.
3
Ensure the all the surfaces that are going to be tiled are clean, dry and suitably prepared before you start.
4
Avoid using less than quarter of a tile at the edges, as small parts are difficult to cut accurately.
5
Avoid placing any patterned tiles in corners. This is where cuts will occur and any design will be affected if the wall tiles have to be cut.
6
Always follow manufacturer’s instructions for using their adhesive, grout and cutting tools.
7
Work in small areas, up to one square metre at a time, when spreading adhesive so it doesn’t set before you have laid the tiles.
8
Ensure you always use spacers between all floor and wall tiles. This will ensure the distance between the tiles is the same and the grout lines will be the same thickness and consistent.
9
Use a spirit level when laying floor tiles in any room to regularly check the tiles are level. This is important for all flooring materials, including ceramic floor tiles and laminate flooring.
10
When cutting or trimming tiles make sure to wear safety goggles and use protective gloves.
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