Tiles are a popular choice for interiors being durable and easy to clean. When it comes to planning out your renovation often the tiles are one of the last things that are thought of as they pull the space together and finish off the look.
Laying ceramic tiles is a task that homeowners can do themselves with a bit of know-how. Here are a few things to keep in mind
How many tiles will I need?
You’ll need to carefully measure your project, then subtract any un-tiled areas such as doors, windows, cabinetry etc. Drawing a diagram is a good way to start. Then Length x Width = Area in m2. When you have your total, add at least 10% for breakages and cuts (Area x 1.1) to give you your total requirement. We’ll happily measure your plans or calculate requirements in store. With tiles, it's always good to have a few on hand in case you need to replace any.
How much glue & grout will I need?
Once everything is quantified then one of our friendly staff will be able to confirm what these requirements will be. You tube is fantastic tool for guides and advice for grouting. Our best advice here is to work closely with your Tiler, they normally provide all products required to do the job and will make a great job that you will be happy with. Don't have a tiler? Just ask us our recommendation on who to use, we have relationships with many different tilers with strengths for different projects.