Tiling is important for decorating your house. If you don’t get someone with skills you would end up with tiles that don’t match your interior decoration. Modern interior designs have made ceramic tiles trend nowadays. They are part of decorating houses to come up with beautiful and attractive designs. Ceramic tiles are environment-friendly products because they are made of clay and they are cheap decorating materials, stylish, functional, and comfortable. They are available in all different sizes, colors, which make decorations easy for entryways, hallway, dining rooms, bathroom, and dining room design. Choosing how to style your interior with tiles is not easy to select styles, sizes, and colors. The following ideas, tips, and tricks will help you!
Research on tiles before tiling
Look at photos online from Pinterest. After seeing a lot of these photos you will get ideas from different incites. Looking at these examples will help you decide on tile placement, trim types, and alignment. This can help you avoid costly mistakes when and help you see your interior decor before you start tiling.
Work in hand with online retailers
One of the best things is buying tiles online. Online retailers already have done their research and they know the trends of tiles. Most of them are competing to see who will come up with the best competitive idea which turns out to be a benefit for clients. You should not be scared of ordering tiles online.
Have a good working plan
Planning is the basic and crucial part of everything during construction. Planning helps to come up with a design such that you know what will go where. Tiling requires particular layout planning to avoid wasting resources and ending up with tiles that appear out of place.
Be keen on angles for your layout plan
Cutting tiles to fit some angles can be difficult and you should be aware some angles will waste your tiles. Research on angles that will help you save tiles and time.
Don’t rely on walls
Walls can cheat you and you end up with a wavy ugly pattern because walls are not always true. Make some drawings on the floor to guide on measurements. You can also use boards that are better than chalk drawings.
Be aware of how the transition will look
When you tile a wall the whole interior theme changes and this transition is not easy. The shapes of these tiles make a lot of difference whether it a pencil or bullnose design. You may end up with undesired edges which will make your interior lose theme. Try to avoid these mistakes before you start.
Always ask for advice
Have professionals who you can consult whenever things are going south. When you are unsure don’t do guesswork which could lead you to a mess. You can consult from online retailers, construction forums or direct manufacturers of the tiles.
Select the best tools
You can destroy a lot of tiles when cutting them and hence you need a good wet saw. A bigger saw is not necessary. Using a diamond-coated one is better. A new one will not break many tiles. Set up your cutting system near your workspace. This will save you the time of moving up and down with tiles. Using an electric enabled cutting machine will help you set your desired angle and faster. This will also save you clacking tiles when drilling holes. When replacing tile use recommended tools for removing tile to avoid damaging others and move easily around broken tiles. Remember to cover everything to avoid spills on sinks and cabinets. Using a plastic cover with tape is recommendable.
These are one of few tips and I will continue posting more tips on tiling. There are a lot of precautions and tips on need when tiling.