Bathroom Shower Tiles

Bathroom Shower Tiles – DIY for Your Bathroom

Who declares a shower is simply for sanitary purposes? With an aesthetic tile set up, your shower can project individuality and magnificence. Here are some strategies for preparing and setting up bathroom shower tiles.

Waterproof First

To prevent damage from the wetness that’ll be usual to your bathroom, you need to waterproof your walls. To get the walls ready for this there are a lot of products which are available to use.

Mark It Out

Prior to installing your tiles, you will need to mark the perimeter of the completed cubicle. First, draw a vertical line parallel to the fringe of the bathroom shower pan by using a spirit level. To help you lay the tiles equally, you need to draw an intersecting horizontal line.

How To Set It Up

If, like many, you want mosaics tiles, these can be purchased in sheets. If you want to create your own effect just like the well-liked waterfall effect, you can combine variations. An adhesive and a trowel are also needed.

To stop skin and eye irritation from the adhesive particles, use protection goggles and rubberized gloves.

Mix the adhesive in line with the manufacturer’s instructions and apply it directly to the wall, holding it at a 45 degree angle for an even spread. Utilize the notches of the trowel to comb it setting up a ploughed field effect. The mortar mustn’t be swirled.

Also, work only in single square meter areas at any given time to stop the adhesive drying out before installation is completed.

It is advised to attach the mosaic tiles within 20 minutes of applying the adhesive. If a skin has begun to form on the mortar, eliminate it and re-apply.

Use a rubber float to pat the sheets of mosaic tiles into place.

After initial placement, the mosaic sheets could be adjusted for 10-15 minutes. To make room for the grout, allow equal spacing in between each sheet of mosaics.

Position the mosaic sheets within an offset checkerboard pattern by sliding the sheet halfway between the two below. Do that to conceal the joints between your individual sheets.

Clean as you go to save lots of time afterwards. When you have to cut the sheets for the perimeter, hold the sheet square over the gap and mark off an entire tile row. To cut it over the backing, use a utility knife. Afterward, push the cut sheet into position and pat down with your float.

Keep on installing the tiles then wait 24 hours before grouting. As necessary, apply a sealant.

You now have a shower that contributes aesthetic refreshment to your bathroom.

Tile Factory Outlet has a good selection of high quality bathroom shower tiles at remarkably low prices. Assess and get tiles from our online tile shop or visit us at our TFO Sydney showroom.

2 comments… add one
  • Debbi April 6, 2016, 6:07 pm

    Hi I’m wondering if there is ANY WAY I can use a travertine tile in a shower recess? I love the look of the silver travertine pavers.

    • The Guys at TFO April 15, 2016, 6:29 pm

      You can definitely use travertine for a shower recess. It may be easier to install tiles than pavers however. It’s also very important to seal them with an impregnating sealer.

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