10 Best Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas

10 Best Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas

Grouting the tiles

When all the tiles have been laid and the adhesive is dry, fill the tile joints with a tile grout suitable for floors. Conventional grout is a powder mixed with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It is available in colours ranging from off-white to dark grey. For tiles laid over wood floors, remember to mix in a flexible additive.

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For food-preparation areas an epoxy grout is a good idea because it is extremely hard and easily cleaned. Epoxy grout consists of two components that are mixed together, and then a powder filler is added to bulk it out. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Pour the grout onto the surface and spread it into the joints with the aid of a rubber squeegee, working on small areas at a time. After 15 minutes, clean any excess grout off the surface with a damp cloth. Once the grout has hardened sufficiently, polish the tiles with a clean, dry cloth.

1 Lay your first tile in the furthest comer dry-lay two lines 5 To cut all the border tiles effortlessly and efficiently, of tiles from the centre to find the correct position. place the marked tile in a jig and press the lever to cut.

2 Spread adhesive over a manageable area and press the tiles into position; use plastic spacers for even joints.

6 The cut border tiles will need to be ‘buttered’ with adhesive before being pressed into position.

3 Working fast, continue to lay tiles to complete the first marked square, checking frequently that they are level.

7 When the adhesive is dry, pour grout onto the surface Spread it into the joints a small area at a time.

4 Cut border tiles accurately using the simple method described, remembering to allow for grout at the edge.

8 Any excess grout should be cleaned from the surface with a damp cloth, before it is polished.

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