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Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles

Ceramic tiles are available in what seems like almost endless variety. To make the right choice it’s important to know about the different types of tiles and the uses to which they’re suited. Ceramic tiles are not by any means … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by admin
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Laying Quarry Tiles on a Concrete Floor

Calculate the number of tiles needed and plan the layout so that you do not finish with very narrow tiles along any wall. If you are using hand-made tiles, soak them in water for several hours before you begin work. … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Laying Paper-Backed Sheets of Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic tiles are sold in paper-backed sheets, either 610 x 305 mm (2 x 1 ft) or 305 x 305 mm (1 x 1 ft). The tiles are either square or rectangular. Laying hexagonal mosaics is best left to a … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Choosing and Laying Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ceramic floor tiles are available in a number of sizes and thicknesses, and they usually have a matt unglazed surface. Unlike wall tiles, most of them are made without spacer lugs. Surfaces Concrete floors are the best surfaces on which … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Marking Up for Laying Floor Tiles

Lay ceramic tiles so that they are square in relation to the doorway — when you enter the room the line of tiles must run away squarely from you towards the back of the room. This is particularly important with … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Types of Ceramic Tiles

  Do-it-yourself ceramic tiling has become so popular that manufacturers now produce a range of tiles specially for this market. Most of them have spacer lugs on the edges so that they can be spaced accurately on the wall. They … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Choosing Vinyl and Cork Tiles

Vinyl-tiled floors are especially suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. They are hard-wearing and resistant to grease and acids. These can be laid on suspended timber floors, provided the underfloor ventilation is really good. Do not lay tiles on timber treated … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Step by Step Guide to Laying Vinyl Flooring

Sheet vinyl Sheet vinyl, which has largely replaced linoleum, is available in a range of colours and designs and is suitable for covering any floor that is dry, smooth and firm. Sheet vinyl is unsuitable for solid floors that do … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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How to Apply Screed for a Smooth Floor

How to get a smooth solid floor Self-smoothing screeds or ‘underlayments’, such as Ardit Z8 and Plycolay, are an easy method of preparing uneven concrete or quarry-tiled floors before laying tiles, sheet vinyl, wood blocks or parquet panels. The material … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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Laying Wood Block Flooring

Laying wood blocks and strip flooring Modern types of parquet and wood strip flooring are easier to lay and much cheaper than the traditional thick hardwood blocks. There are a number of different patterns and methods of fixing, with timber … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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