Bathroom floor tiles provide a great finish to a newly designed bathroom. The truth is, tiled bathroom floors may increase the value of your home as opposed to laying down laminate flooring. Many homeowners today are choosing not to lay down tile on their floors because of the time involved with the process. If you have the time and the money in order to tile your bathroom floors, you definitely want to make the decision to do so, especially if you are putting your home on the market with your bathroom design ideas.
There are three major areas of your home that will attract buyers when you home is on the market. These areas are the kitchen, the curb appeal and of course, the bathrooms. That being said, without question attractive bathroom tile designs will certainly attract more people than bathroom floors that have laminate on them. Here are a few basic steps that will get you started and show you not only how to tile a bathroom floor, but how to create attractive bathroom tile designs. Bathroom floor tiling should be a part of all small bathroom makeovers.
- Take the appropriate measurements of your bathroom floor and jot them down on a piece of paper. This preparation piece can often be the hardest part of the project with all the extra curves and corners a bathroom may possess. Be sure to remove the bathroom toilet and any other times that may impair you from taking accurate measurements such as the molding.
- Remove your old flooring. This should go smoothly because the old molding has been removed in the previous step.
- Figure out what sized tiles you want for your bathroom. This can often be a personal choice of the homeowner. Some homeowners like the look of small tiles and others prefer the look of bigger tile. Whatever you choose it should go well with your overall design concept.
- Lay the tiles out on the floor. You want to lay the tiles in the design that you want them positioned when you are finished. This step is the most crucial step because if you are off slightly, this may effect your entire design late on.
- Mix your mortar and begin to apply the mortar to the bathroom floor.
- Lay the tiles in the exact same position that you had them in step four. Make sure that there is proper spacing in between the tiles for grout later on.
- Use your grout in this step to get in between the tiles.
- Apply a good sealer to your tiles and you are finished.
These steps have mapped out a loose example of how to tile a bathroom. For a more in depth look of how to tile a bathroom and creating attractive bathroom tile designs you may want to go to your local hardware store and ask whether they hold DIY classes for bathroom remodeling. This type of hands on class can give you a much better feel for mastering these steps.