Tiles are essential in providing the perfect finish for most homes and also boosting aesthetic value. There are multiple online and mainstream stores selling wall and floor tiles. Polybuilding has the best floor tiles Singapore, and you will get different types and styles.
Tile installation is usually carried out when completing a new home or during home improvements. It is a practice you can carry out by yourself or hire experts. There are common mistakes most people make when laying tiles. Here are some of them and how you can improve.
Not Enough Tiles
Before purchasing, after calculating the required number of tiles, add 10% -15% to the resulting figure. This reserve will be spent on battle and possible marriage. By the way, when buying, open all packages with tiles and inspect them for integrity. You also need to check the tiles for defects and take them in reserve because different parties may differ slightly in color or size. On the eye, this may not be noticeable, but when comparing two tiles, the difference will be obvious.
Tiles Differ in Size
Go through all the tiles one at a time before installing. Examine it carefully so that each plate is the same shade and size. Otherwise, it will be revealed after installation and it will be difficult to change something.
Starting in the Wrong Place
Often because of this, the result is not very smooth, the drawing gets lost or you have to mercilessly cut the tiles. To prevent this from happening, tiles are laid in the rooms according to the “top-down” principle. But in the case of the bathroom, you need to be more careful. First of all, you need to remove a flat floor because after applying mortar and tiles to it, the level of the floor and walls will change. After tiling the floor, move on to finishing the walls. Work is carried out from the bottom up. At the same time, to avoid edged elements in the visible areas, it is better to determine the position of the rows in advance and start work from the second strip.
Wrong Tile Adhesive Selected
This leads to soaking, poor adhesion, and cracking. It is easier and cheaper to prevent such an oversight than to correct it. Therefore, you should carefully read the instructions: choose moisture-resistant mixtures for the bathroom, moisture- and frost-resistant for facades. Do not forget to check the expiration date of the adhesive.
Tile Adhesive Is Only Applied to Corners
Usually hired craftsmen do this, but the owners themselves, in the absence of experience, can, for the sake of economy, drop the solution only on the corners of the tiles. In this case, it will still hold on, but it will crack as soon as the solidifying solution creates tension in it.