How to Tile a Bathroom


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Tiling a Bathroom: What You'll Need

Use this guide as a checklist for the tools, adhesives, grouts and cleaners you will need to tile a bathroom.

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Prepare & Clean a Bathroom for Tiling

Any tiling job will only be as good as the surface it's laid on. It's important to ensure that, no matter what surface you're tiling on, the surface is sound, level and clean of dust a debris. This guide shows how to clean and prepare a bathroom for tiling.

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Create a Shower Hob

This guide will show you how to build a shower hob using hebel blocks and create the correct amount of "fall" in the shower base that slopes to the waste outlet.

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Waterproof a Bathroom for Tiling

When tiling a wet area like a bathroom, waterproofing before you tile is absolutely essential. Because of this, it can pay to have a licenced waterproofer do it forl you. But if you would like to try it yourself - here is how.

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How to Cut Bathroom Tiles

Cutting tiles is not difficult with access to decent equipment and with a little practice. If you’re cutting your own tiles (and especially if you’re doing this for the very first time), it’s a good idea to allow a couple of extra tiles for practice or in case of any slight mishaps that may happen.

In this fact sheet we show you how to make a straight cut, cut a shape, cut small shapes, and to cut away small pieces of tile.

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Cutting Holes in Tiles for Taps & Fittings

Cutting holes in tiles is quite easy, and there are basically three options. You can either use a tradesman hole cutter, a handyman hole cutter, or you can drill and ‘nibble’ the hole to the required size. We'll show you the advantages of each method as we show you how to do it.

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Lay & Grout Bathroom Floor Tiles

Beaumont Tiles guides you through 8 easy-to-follow steps to grout and tile a bathroom floor. We'll show you how to mix and spread adhesive and bed tiles to to get complete coverage; plus we'll help you achieve clean, straight grout lines.

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Tile a Bathroom Wall

The secret to tiling a wall perfectly is all in the edges: the bottom row of tiles, and the ‘column’ of tiles in the corner. We’ll show you how to measure these out, and you’ll see why it’s important to start tiling at the second row.

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