Before you begin setting tile, decide which tile trowel to use. What should be the right size? Should I use a U-notched or a squared-notched trowel? Those are common questions you must ask yourself before starting your installation project. Basically, there is not a standard trowel size for tile installation, since it depends on the
Even experienced tile setters fail during challenging installation projects. Learn how to spot and avoid the worst tile installation problems.
Mixing mortar seems easy and quick, but it takes just one mistake to cause a complete tile installation failure. Learn how to mix mortar like a pro!
In recent years, the growing implementation of safety standards has increased the usage of the so-called “personal protective equipment” (PPE). But, do you know your options? Although there are no mandatory safety products to use while laying ceramic tiles, most construction jobs require personal protective equipment. The intention of this post is to give an
After the installation of ceramic materials, you should take additional measures to improve their appearance and conservation. Although nowadays ceramic materials are increasingly technical and of higher quality, there are some useful products available to improve and conserve this type of materials on walls, floors and other surfaces. As a professional, you should use or
Why are they necessary They are needed because all tiles expand and contract with temperature and moisture changes. In almost every case the substrate will move differently to the covering material. The larger the tile field, the more it will expand and contract, and be vulnerable to failure. In 95 per cent of today’s tile
In recent months have proliferated under thick ceramic and large format. These new materials generically called “Slim” are setting a new trend in the world of ceramic tiles. With thicknesses ranging from 3 to 8 mm, and lengths of between 3 and 3.6 mm, these type of ceramic materials have become a real challenge for
One of the most critical points in the application of grout / mortar joints, especially in white or light colors, is to avoid its contamination, so as not to alter the final color. Within that process, the time of cleaning debris of grout mortar is essential, just as the tools we use. The higher the
Even if it is a simple work, people usually don’t know how to install tiles in a right way at home. The most important thing is having the proper tools and products. Here we show you what you have to do to complete this task successfully. 1) First of all, you have to make sure
Read this article if you want to learn how to cut tiles easily. You can use manual tools or electric tools: follow these steps to do it successfully If you are reforming your house or just tiling your bathroom or your kitchen, learning how to cut tiles will be very useful for you, as the