Tile has been used for thousands of years as a durable and decorative covering for floors and walls. There are many places today where ancient and modern examples of decorative patterns and scenes in mosaic tile can be viewed that are simply stunning. While most of us may not be artistic enough to conceive of such elaborate tile work as this, tile is not at all difficult to work with and it is always beautiful when applied to floors and walls.
Most people think that tile is too expensive to use on a budget. This could not be further from the truth. Many very nice ceramic tiles can be purchased for less than $1 per square foot. It is far less expensive than carpet or wood floors and you can install it yourself if you wish, instead of having to pay for professionals to do the job.
Laying tile requires only a few simple tools and supplies. Many home improvement stores have free classes where you can learn to lay tile in about 1 hours, and they provide hands on training. At the same store you can purchase your tile and all of the tools and supplies you will need. Here are the things you will need:
- Adhesive to secure it to the floor
- Mortar mix or grout for the specific type of tile
- A mixing tool that attached to your drill like a drill bit
- A mortar spreading tool
- A tile cutter
- Spacers to keep your tile properly aligned
- A tile sponge
- Tile sealant
If the floor you wish to tile is level you will not need anything else. If it is not level, you will have to deal with that before applying tile. inch plywood can be screwed down over the entire floor in order to level …» Read more