With the right information and a little planning, laying floor tiles is the perfect home renovation project for any DIY enthusiast - or even the casual hobby DIYer.
See how to tile a main floor with our DIY how to advice! Any DIY tile job will only be as good as the surface it’s laid on. It’s important to ensure, no matter what floor surface you’re tiling on, that the surface is sound, level and clean of dust and debris.
Read through our DIY guides to learn how to tile a floor from start to finish. With our guides, you’ll learn:
How to Tile a Main Floor
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, that the surface is sound, level and clean of dust and debris. This guide shows how to prepare and clean a main floor for tiling.Preparing a Floor for Tiling
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.Cutting Floor Tiles
Once your tiles have been laid and grouted, they will need to be cleaned thoroughly to remove all residue cement and grout smears, silicone leaching, and dirt. This cleaning is best done about a week after laying the tiles, as the grout will require 5-7 days to properly dry and age.Cleaning your Floor Tiles