Installing Tile Floor

Hardwood Dining Room Floor


Tile flooring can create a great surface for many of the rooms in your home but in order for any tile floor to look good it must be installed correctly. For anyone interested in taking advantage of the great qualities of tiling, here is some information about installing tile floor.

For any tiling to look good it must be laid out properly, in a straight line, and squared up against any walls. In order for this to happen with more ease, some advanced planning and layout is required. Although, your walls may look absolutely straight and square, this may not actually be the case. Before you lay down any tiles you will have to investigate this. Each household will need to be evaluated individually in order to find the best layout for the tile floor. Look for a prominent and visible wall in order to establish some reference lines. From here you should draw out a line perpendicular to this wall at its centre-line all the way across to the opposite wall. In the center of this line draw another straight line at 90 degrees adjoining the other 2 walls. The reference lines you create will be more than useful in a good tile floor layout.


After your reference lines are created you should perform a test layout along these lines ensuring they are square. You can then create new reference lines from here to complete the entire layout. After the layout is complete you will then install the tile floor. This involves spreading the tile adhesive evenly on the clean floor surface, setting the tiles in place according to your layout ensuring the proper spacing and then setting perimeter tiling. This will mean custom cutting tiles to fit in any locations where full tiles will not fit.

Tile floor installation really begins with proper planning. There is a lot of information regarding the installation of tile to help you with your project. After you have completed the job you will be able to enjoy the look and durability of tile floors.

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