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Thinking of tiling a wall? This helpful guide from Walls and Floors will show you just how quick and easy it is! Our professional tiler takes you through it, step by step; and suggests the best products to use for the job.
Have you got sufficient tiles, adhesive and grout? First measure the area to be tiled and calculate in square metres. Then work out the number of tiles and add roughly ten percent for wastage. Alternatively, use our handy Tile Calculator. It can be found on all tile product pages. Always check the wall to make sure the background we're tiling on is sound, dry and clean and will hold the weight of the tile. Always check recommended weight loadings for your tiles. That's 32kg/Sqm for plasterboard, and 20kg/Sqm for plaster.
Planning your tiles
Start by setting out the area to be tiled. Take a baton of timber, and mark out the width of your tiles and spacers. This will help you estimate the final position of your tiles, and plan evenly-sized cuts to the tile edges.
Tiling your walls
Because our tiler is using Ardex D20, there is no need to prime. Use a 6mm Tile Trowel to apply a good, even layer of adhesive. Press and twist the tiles into the adhesive, one row at a time. Use Tile Spacers to ensure a uniform joint. Once the adhesive has hardened, we are reading to get on with the grouting. Before you begin, check your tile joints are free from any excess adhesive and that you've removed any Tile Spacers. Click here to see How To Grout A Wall.
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