Natural Stone Tiles Preparation and Installation

Natural stone is a wonderful material that has amazing properties which add to it being so durable and beautiful. Each natural tile is completely different from their artificial brothers and sisters. The design and texture of natural tiles are different to those of the artificial type. If you use tiles in the correct way, you…

Natural stone is a wonderful material that has amazing properties which add to it being so durable and beautiful. Each natural tile is completely different from their artificial brothers and sisters. The design and texture of natural tiles are different to those of the artificial type. If you use tiles in the correct way, you can produce some very unique looking flooring.

There are however a few steps you need to follow when installing natural tiles in your home.

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that the surface is even. There should not be any spots or dents on the surface at all. It is necessary that you use a backer board or plywood to create an even surface to lay the tiles on. This will make the installation process much easier.

You need to measure the width and length of the room you intend tiling before you purchase anything. Be clever and buy at least 20% extra tiles just in case you need to use them when one or more of the tiles get cracked or damaged while they are being installed.

It is also important that you figure out what style and pattern the floor layout needs to be before going ahead. You could use the tiles to create new and interesting patterns, play with different colors and textures to create your very own unique design.

Be sure that you use a strong adhesive that will last for a long time. If you use a good adhesive, you will not have to replace tiles as often as you would have if you used a bad quality adhesive.

Even though installing tiles is not that difficult, you do need to take care to place them correctly and fill in the gaps between the tiles with good quality grout.

If you do not feel comfortable with doing the installation by yourself, then it is advisable that you hire a professional to do the job for you.

Many architectural project managers make use of granite, marble, sandstone, travertine and limestone in their outdoor and indoor projects. Using these materials just somehow bring you a bit closer to the natural world. Taken from the earth, these materials naturally enhance your home or office.

A tiles texture plays a very important role in the installation process. There are some tiles that can be placed directly onto existing floors by using adhesive. Many tiles will need to be placed on a stable base to ensure that they do not get cracked after time. It is important that you make sure the surface is even and clean. In the event that you need to remove old tiles first, you need to get rid of all the debris in order to have a uniform surface.