Tiling is really not as quick and easy as painting. Tedious, repetitive perfectionism is what tiling is for. While no one actually enjoys the tedious task of tiling, it is repetitive tedious perfectionism. But trust me, in the end you will love what you get from your tiling renovation efforts. Tiles transforms spaces and in a timeless way. It has to be clean white underground tile. Here, before you start the process of makeup of the thin set, you need to check the lessons out on how to get your bathroom tile renovated.
Your walls actually need to be ready for the tiling job, before you actually get started with it. Your walls also need to be leased and not left wavy. One has to start with leveling the walls thin patches first, followed by scraping off wallpaper and paint for a lightly sand glossy finished wall. Lastly remove all switches or outlet plates.
1. Planning the wall – the main motto to this would be avoiding all the small pieces and awkward slivers of tiles along the edge of the wall and the floor.
2. Now removing all the mortar, make a horizontal and vertical row to the tiles, in the wall determining the layout. The next step is to place the tiles in front of the wall where you are planning to use the tile. Make sure you use spacers, so you know exactly where the tiles are ending. The rows are to be repositioned until you find the best.
3. Mark the layout on the wall-the edge to the wall or the floor can be crooked, since one has to use the layout of the wall, but never as a guide.
4. Mixing the thinset – what we want with it is for it to have a peanut-butter like consistency. Any wetter the tiles might droop and any drier the tiles just will not stick. One should actually start with a little bit of water followed by adding the dry mixture powder to it.
5. Use the trowel-take the trowel and apply about 1 / 8th of this thinset to the wall. The flat edge is to be used at a 45 degree angle, smoothing it over so it's even and thin. The proportion should be such that it makes the drying process quicker.
6. Create long grooves by applying light pressure at 45 degrees to the trowel. The grooves actually help in removal of all excess thinset. It helps keep the tile in place.