DIY Bathroom Remodel Tiles

Oct 30th

DIY bathroom remodel – Tile is the preferred floor – and often wall cladding – for bathrooms, because of its moisture resistance and easy cleaning. Remodeling your bathroom with new tiles is a big task, but one that you can do yourself with proper planning. You need a tray cutter suitable for the type of tile you choose and other specialized tools (speak with your hardware store). And you need a second bathroom available, as this will be out of order for several days.

DIY Bathroom Remodel Contemporary
DIY Bathroom Remodel Contemporary

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Generally, semi- or high-gloss tiles in a DIY bathroom remodel want to withstand moisture. It still leaves a lot of choices to do. Remember to use very large tiles in a small bathroom to give it a bold feeling. Brighter colors are better for small rooms, darker colors too big. Straight cut ceramic or porcelain tiles lend a modern, elegant look to a bathroom, whereas roughly cut slate or marble has a more ground-level effect. If you have an artistic style, mosaic tiles can be used to create wall scenes on floors and walls.

Preparation and layout

Drag the toilet, floor trim and anything else that will come out. It is important to have a firm, moisture-resistant tile support – especially on floors – or it can crack, so use 5/8 inch cement slab underlay for floor and 1/4 inch cement slab backing for walls. Mash the seams of the boards to provide a smooth work surface. Lay out the lines of your DIY bathroom remodel from the center of the floor and walls, using a pen and level to divide each area into four even squares.

Platt setting and Interior Design

Place your tiles along the lines you selected, starting at the intersection in the middle of the room and working towards the edges. Attach them with thinnest mortar spread with a toothbrush, spacing them with plastic spacers. Cut edge pieces with a snap-and-point cutter for ceramics and porcelain, or a wet saw for marble, slate and other natural stone. Injecting the rows, with a sponge to wipe off the tile faces. Allow grouting set for 2 days, and then seal it from moisture with a floating grout sealant.