DIY Ceramic Tile Floor

If you are researching how to tile your kitchen floor there will be techniques, materials, and concepts that you will need to be aware of. Beginning a project without considering this valuable information can make the installation process more difficult and can even frustrate you as you embark on this DIY project. Knowing what to expect can make a huge difference. This video covers some important aspects of installing a ceramic tile floor in your kitchen.

What to Watch For

When watching this video, keep your eyes and ears open for these tips that are mentioned:

  • Concepts
    • Patience – this concept is indirectly mentioned throughout the video
    • Guide for keeping yourself on track when laying the tiles
    • Planning – a couple of different aspects of placing the tile require this concept as do other facets of the install process
      • Spacing the tiles
      • Tile pattern
      • Where to start
      • Where to finish
  • Tools
    • Hammer
    • Trowel
    • Chalk line
    • China marker
    • Saw and blade
    • Straight edge
    • Measuring tool
    • Goggles
    • Gloves
    • Sponge
  • Materials
    • Thin-set mortar
    • Subfloor material
    • Grout
    • Fiber-mesh tape
    • Tile
    • Tile spacers
  • Techniques
    • Spreading the thin-set
    • Filling the gaps with grout
    • Cleaning the tile after grouting
    • Using a guide to keep your tiles straight

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