Sooner or later, those fading bathroom or kitchen tiles will have to go, and if you fancy doing this yourself, you are to be commended. Tiling is an art and unless you have some basic building skills, you might be best calling in a tiling specialist. There is a very affordable tiling company in Hammersmith who can make short work of the project.
The Right Tools & Equipment
Ask any tiler and he’ll gladly confirm that you need to have the right tools and equipment, which should include the following:
- Tile Cutting Device – This ensures the tiles are cut squarely and it is very easy to use.
- Rubber Mallet – Essential for gently tapping down the tiles to ensure they are even.
- Adhesive Trowel – This ensures a thin, even film of adhesive on the tile, and you want to avoid using too much adhesive, as things can get very messy!
- Spirit Level – This should be used every few minutes to ensure that everything is level. Don’t leave it to your eye, no matter how good you think you are, as even a slight lean will be very noticeable.
You need enough space to work, so move anything that is in the way, and start tiling in the centre of the wall or floor, as this will leave the cuts at the edges, where they will not be noticed.
Tiling is an art and if you are at all unsure, there are video tutorials online that can help.