How To Tile a Floor
Tiled floors are some of the most resilient and hard-wearing surfaces that can be chosen for a commercial or domestic location. Not only can you select from a wide range of styles and colours, but these floors will last for decades at a time if cared for properly. Still, it is always a good idea to know how to install vinyl flooring tiles if you are a do-it-yourself enthusiast or if you want to save money on third-party labour. Let us take a look at the basic process in a series of steps.
It is first important to make certain that the existing floor is clean, dry and free from any debris. It should also be level with no protruding objects visible (such as nail heads). Many experts agree that it is a good idea to measure the approximate dimensions of the room in question. This will provide you with a rough estimate of how many vinyl tiles are required.
The Installation Process
Assuming that the above steps have been taken, the physical installation can now begin. As opposed to popular belief, do not begin laying and sticking the tiles down from the periphery of the room. If its dimensions are not completely square, you will run into problems.
It is best to begin at the centre of the room and work your way outwards. This ensures that a symmetrical design will be achieved and there will be no unsightly gaps present along the skirting (the edges of the room).
Once self-adhering tiles have been laid down, they will be very difficult to adjust. This is why accuracy is important. Many technicians will use a chalk line to ensure that the first row is completely true and that no gaps are present.
Once each row is completed, check to make certain that there are no deviations. It is much easier to correct a single mistake as opposed to discovering that the pattern is crooked only at the end of the project.
Please keep in mind that this is only a very brief overview of the tiling process. Different materials and brands may require unique approaches. This is why it is always best to speak with the experts at Flooring Supplies Direct. We will be happy to provide you with further guidance and you can likewise examine our line of vinyl tiles in greater detail.