If you are tired of having the same boring flooring options as everyone else you know. You should know that you have options and one of the most versatile ways to decorate is by using ceramic tiles over other flooring options. It is easy to decorate your kitchen floors, bathroom floors, and entryways with ceramic tile. All you have to do is put a little thought into how you want for it to look and a little planning ahead of time.
One of the biggest things you will have to consider before applying ceramic tile, is the weight of it. Ceramic tile is heavy. Therefore, your floor must not be weak. If there are areas of your floor that sag when you walk across them, your tile will not last you very long. If you have sagging floors, you may want to consider re-bracing them or adding a few pieces of thin wood to the top of it so that the entire floor is stronger and leveler.
From there, you will want to choose your tile and do a little planning for the design that you want to create. You can choose a bold pattern that uses multiple color tiles in a unique pattern that goes around the floor or a basic floor tile scheme that is very casual. There are some people who create pictures within the floor tile by using a variety of colors.
Once you have an idea in mind, you need to purchase the supplies you will need. This includes the tiles, the adhesive, the grout, tile cutters, and a way to measure out and mark the floor. Mark out the size tiles on the floor so that you can ensure that they are laying the way you want. Put the adhesive down and lay the tiles out. You may need the cutters along the walls and anywhere that you plan to change colors to create the perfect pattern for you. Let this dry a little and then it will be time to grout the tiles.
When the floor and all grout is dry, you will want to wash it down to eliminate excess grout. Then you will want to seal it so that it is waterproof, especially in bathrooms, entryways, or kitchens. If done the right way, you can expect your ceramic tile floors to look great for many years to come.