Category Archives for Tiling

Fixing Mirror Tiles: Preparation

Mirror tiles should be fixed to a flat, even surface. Use a string line stretched horizontally, vertically and diagonally at intervals across the wall to check that the surface is flat. If the wall is substantially uneven you should line … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by admin
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Putting Up Mirror Tiles

Mirrors can create an illusion of extra space, and lining an alcove or even an entire wall can transform the look of a room. They are also very easy to install. Mirrors have an obvious practical function but as well … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by admin
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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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Guide to Making Good Walls and Ceilings Ready for Decorating

If you’re making a lot of alterations to your house, you’ll probably pull out cupboards, partitions, remove fixings and strip off old wallcoverings. Don’t worry if you cause some damage, since you can quite easily put it right. No matter … Continue reading

08. August 2011 by admin
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How to Tile Walls

Developments in the improved manufacture of modern tiling materials make it possible, for the handyman with average ability to tackle the work of tiling walls of bathrooms, lavatories, kitchens, etc. Either full walls, half walls or sections of walls surrounding … Continue reading

07. July 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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Guide to Wall Tiling

Thoroughly clean the surface to be tiled. Find the lowest point on the floor line or skirting and fix a wooden batten to the wall with its upper edge a tile-width above this point. Use a spirit-level to make sure … Continue reading

22. June 2011 by admin
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