Ceramic Tile Installation

The home, the refuge, the very personal space can become a real nightmare at the time of ceramic tile installation. Dust, materials, tools, stress: everything seems to be out of place and you don't know where to start. If this picture sounds familiar, than you are in the position of thousands of other people who deal with the issues of house decoration or re-decoration. There are two possible choices for ceramic tile installation: you can either do it on your own or hire a team of professionals to take care of everything from laying the tiles to cleaning the place afterwards.

There are good bits and bad bits about each of these two ceramic tile installation possibilities. The DIY alternative is advantageous in terms of money, and it can be the favorite choice of those people working on a tight budget. The disadvantage is that there may be things you don't know how to deal with, and the whole tile laying process will last longer. While the DIY choice is time consuming, the professional variant is time effective but a lot more expensive. Nevertheless, thousands of people hire certified specialists to take care of ceramic tile installation from A to Z.

The house preparation steps necessary for the ceramic tile installation should not be overlooked. Sites that offer assistance and useful tips for tile installation will usually guide you through the tiling process as such, but how are you to get your house ready for this transformation? Well, first and foremost, dust is one major issue in the preparation stage of the floor or the walls which you intend to tile. Making the surface level requires an important amount of work; do not use water to eliminate dust unless you let the tiling surface dry afterwards. Take furniture and flowers out of the room!

Use protection plastic foil in those house areas that may suffer during the ceramic tile installation period. The part of the house right outside the kitchen or the bathroom that you are tiling needs to be cleared beforehand: take all the carpets, clothes and tapestry out and deposit them somewhere else in order to avoid their becoming dirty. The adhesive or the mortar should be carefully used and deposited so that it may not come into direct contact with a water or heat source. And last but not least, you could leave the heat on in the room where you've been tiling to speed up the tile drying process.