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Home Improvement Information - Best practices when installing tile floor for the DIY
DIY “Do it yourself” is the practice of repairing, renovating, or building something by oneself without using the direct help of a professional. MCC offers installation services and complimentary delivery. However, some of our clients like to do their own installation and request our assistance with prep tips for proper installation. We are happy to provide you assistance with tips installing any of the products we carry at MCC - Minneapolis Contractors Choice.
A hand tile chisel is for removing tiles. It is ideal for clearing large quantities of tiles from walls and floors.
It is for spreading or combing tile adhesive, an essential tool designed to allow air to escape when the tile is pressed into it.
The function of this tool is to aid the proper laying and positioning of tiles during installation.
A tool used for making curves and intricate cuts is not possible with straight cutting devices.
Tile cutters are for cutting tiles to the required size or shape. They come in several forms, from primary manual devices to complex attachments for power tools.
It is used for mixing adhesives, grouts, and leveling compounds.
Sponges are necessary to remove excess grout and clean any grout residue when grouting and cleaning tiles.
It firmly holds tiles until the installation.
Tile spacers are plastic objects made in T or crossed shapes placed between the tiles to maintain a constant and consistent spacing.
Unmodified Thinset Mortar
Unmodified Thin set Mortar consists of cement, finely graded sand, and water retention agents. It's mixed with water before it's ready to be spread out on the subfloor.
Step - by - Step Wall and Floor Tile Installation
Floor Preparation and Installation Tips:
Best Ways To finish Installation of the tiles
Installers at MCC - Minneapolis Contractors Choice suggest waiting 24 hours before grouting. (Refer to the adhesive package and manufacturer instructions for specifics.)