If you're considering a DIY bathroom tile project, you'll want to make sure you've got a few things in place before you start. After all, if you're handy and have the right tools and know-how, it can be a fun project that helps you save money. We are here to help you along with this process.
Plan and Preparation
First and foremost, measure your space and calculate how much materials you'll need. It's easy to underestimate the amount of space you'll need for tiles or paint, so make sure to double check with a tape measure before buying anything. You don't want to buy more than what's necessary but you always need to account for possible breakage. A typical waste factor is at least 10%.
Second, consider what kind of tiles you want to use. There are tons of options out there—from simple white tiles to mosaic tiles with more elaborate designs on them. You can even find ones made from recycled materials! We always recommend doing some research and look online for some inspirational ideas.
Next, calculate how much mortar, grout and adhesive you'll need by multiplying the number of tiles in your bathroom by their thickness (usually 3/8" or 1/2"). This will give you the total square footage of tile needed for your project. Once you have these numbers calculated out, add 10% for waste and extra materials.
Fourth, make sure that all of your tools and materials are ready to go before starting any work on your bathroom remodel project! You don’t want to stall the entire project while you are waiting for the order to arrive. We also recommend checking all the boxes of tile for any breakages. Returns take time, so make sure all your of tile and mosaic are at the location before starting work.
Last but not least, consider whether or not the project is something that needs to be done immediately or if it could wait until later down the line when money is tighter or your schedule is less busy (or both!). If it's something that can wait until then, then go ahead and do it—you'll have time to plan out exactly what kind of design will work best for your bathroom's style and personality!
Our customer service team is always here to answer any of your questions, whether you already picked out your finishes or still consider what color to go with.
First things first—choose the right style for your bathroom remodel. If you want something timeless and modern, go with white subway tiles; if you want something traditional and elegant, try marble or travertine; if you want something edgy and industrial, try metal sheets or concrete tiles; if you want something whimsical and fun, try colorful mosaics.
In terms of color palette, choose a mix that complements the rest of your house but still feels fresh. You don't have to stick with just one tone throughout—use different shades of white for instance in combination with black grout or gold accents to keep things interesting!
Type of Tile
One of the best choices for your shower floor would be porcelain tile or natural stone pebbles. You don’t want to use glass because it tends to be very slippery. Porcelain tile is versatile, it’s water resistant due to its non-porous texture. It won’t accumulate mildew and soap residue. Porcelain tiles are much easier to clean compared to other types of tile.
We highly recommend sealing your tile grout after installation and in some cases, once a year after. Make sure to dry the tile and grout before applying the sealant and repeat the application after 10 min. Sealed tile grout will stay stain-free longer and your shower wall tile or floor tile will look just like the day you installed it.
Have any questions about why you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT do you own bathroom tile remodel? Don't hesitate to reach out to one of our highly knowledgeable Floorzz representatives today!
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