Your guide to bathroom tiling

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
7 Reasons to Hire a Bathroom Tiling Pro
  1. 1. Measuring

    A tiling professional does not assume tile is the size it says on its label. A 12-inch-by-18-inch tile may actually be smaller or bigger than its label.

  2. 2. Proper layout

    A professional lays your bathroom tile starting from the ceiling and working down the length of the wall. Beginning at the ceiling is easier and produces a cleaner final result.

  3. 3. Visualizing

    Have a professional trace your tile pattern on the wall board before laying it. This allows you to envision how your tile is going to look, and you can make sure you like the pattern before the job is done.

  4. 4. Waterproofing

    You want to avoid water from flowing behind the tile, which can cause damage. Request that your professional grades the space outside of the shower and slants the tile back in toward the shower to prevent leaks.

  5. 5. Tile knowledge

    A professional knows which types of tile require different processes. For instance, pros know to use an epoxy grout and increase the grading when laying river rock pebble tile in your shower.

  6. 6. Seal the tile board first

    An experienced professional will allow the tile to completely cure and wait as long as needed before sealing the tile. Letting each stage dry completely creates long lasting beautiful results.

  7. 7. Safety

    Tile experts may suggest that you consider placing smaller tiles on the bathroom floor, specifically in the shower. Smaller tiles provide traction better than larger tile, which can be quite slippery.

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