Without grout, it’s hard to keep tile clean. Additionally, because water can now reach the base of the tile, over time cracks start to show.
When working with grout, consistency affects color. Professionals know exactly how thick or too thin to go with the mixture.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to ruin adjacent tiles. That doubles your work load and gets very frustrating.
To get a good hold on your new tile, you need to start with a clean base. That means getting rid of all the old, dry mortar. It can take about 30 to 40 minutes per tile to get down to bare concrete.
For tile to stick properly, the thinset has to be prepared to the right consistency. It also needs to be applied correctly. Once mortar has started to set, placing tile on top is useless.
When you need to replace large sections of flooring, it’s not easy for the average person to leave tiles aligned. But a pro knows how to create a surface that is perfectly level.
Don’t think that tile installation experts only know the technical aspects of tile. They’re also professionals when it comes to room design. Ask for their opinion as to what kind of tile is best.
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