Tiling your own bathroom is not as daunting as you may think if the right kind of preparations is done before you actually begin tiling. We’ve created these handy beginners guide on ‘Where to Start’ once you make up your mind for tilling a bathroom wall.
Make sure about the surfaces you’ll be working on before you start, to ensure that they are clean, dry and flat. Strip the wallpaper back to the wall, if you are tiling over it and then plaster the wall to make it smooth. In the process, make sure to fill the gaps of holes and cracks with plaster. Apply primer to the wall to give it a finishing look.
The Next Stage:
The size of the bathroom should be first considered as small bathrooms won’t be suited to large bathroom tiles, as they can make the room look even smaller. Similarly, small tiles mighty unnecessarily look overdone on big bathroom walls.
Which Bathroom Tiles Are Right for Me?
There are innumerable options when it comes to bathroom tiles. Porcelain or ceramic tend to be affordable wall tiling options and beneficial as well. The porcelain tiles tend to be more hardwearing than ceramic tiles.
In bathrooms nowadays natural stone tiles are also increasingly popular but you may want to avoid these tiles if you are going to tile your bathroom all by yourself. These are best tiled by professional bathroom tiler as they are very brittle being made of stone or limestone and are far more porous.
There are nearly 8 different kinds of materials used in bathroom wall tiles and the elaborate information of which you can get from our previous article ‘8 Top Materials for Bathroom Tiles’.
How many tiles do you need?
You have to calculate the area of the space you’ll be covering to calculate the number of tiles required. This can be done by measuring the height and width of the space and then multiplying the figures. You will have to become a tiny mathematician here to factor in the area of any doors, windows or cupboards. Next, you will have to subtract that factor value from the total. You can also sketch out your bathroom on paper and simply write down the dimensions to avoid further confusion. To save confusion, it sometimes helps to knock up a quick sketch with all the dimensions written down.
You can go ahead and buy your tiles once you’re sure of the maths. Another heads up that we would like to give is that as maximum tile packs cover a square metre, having around 5-10% extra is always advisable.
You can contact us in case you need a professional wall and floor tiler for clean, efficient and perfect tiling.