Can you Tile a Wall or Floor yourself?
Of course, you can. However, there's a vast difference between "that'll do" and "that's a great looking job."
With patience, time, knowledge, and the right tools, you could probably do a good job but do you really want to practice in your own home?
Our trained wall tilers and floor tilers have different techniques that they have collated over the years. To assist you, we have detailed some of those techniques below and some information on the tools required to do a professional job.
Our wall tilers will come prepared with the correct tools for the project,
- whether it is the standard tiling tools (safety equipment, notched trowels, spacers, various spirit levels, numerous tile cutters, etc.) or
- that one specialised tool you'll only need once but will need halfway through the project (there is always one!)
Knowing what type of tiles to buy. Our experience has taught us:
- floor tiles can be used on the wall .. but not the other way around
- the best use for ceramic, porcelain, granite, etc.,
- the best adhesive to use for each
- the correct density, durability, and slip rating are used in the bath/shower area or wet room.
We can leverage our supplier relationships
- not only to get the best value for any products but also
- to keep up to date on any new releases and materials
Knowing how to perform tiling techniques such as:
- laying out various different patterns, you'd be surprised how many potential layouts there are
- levelling a floor, whether it be a base of a concrete or wooden floor.
- ensuring walls which "run-off" is catered for
- cutting and installing tiles for around windows, electric outlets, and even round/curved fixtures,
- joining tiles on both internal and external corners
- Purchase the correct amount and type of adhesive, grout, and sealant, so you don't buy too much (or too little), you'll be surprised how many people but too much or too little
- knowing which ones work best on walls and/or floors. This can result in tiles coming off the wall if incorrect adhesive used
- as well as the time it takes to cure & dry during each stage.
All of the above is undoubtedly achievable by yourselves, but you will spend time and effort planning the project, researching the tiles and materials & techniques, and hoping............
Instead of going through this time and effort, why don't you let us take on the next project! We can help.