Tiling A Bathroom Floor Or Wall First
At least not without some careful planning first.
Tiling a bathroom floor or wall first. It isn t critical whether you install flooring or paint the walls first in an empty gutted room but there are a few reasons why installing the flooring first might eliminate potential problems. If you tile the floor first you may accidentally damage the new floor by dropping things on it. The floor is more or less level and i have put 12mm aquapanel. Evening everyone first post from a virgin tiler.
The wall tiles should overlap the floor. And that can t happen if the wall tiles are already installed. Walls first floors last if anything its because walls tend to have white or lighter grouts than floors so if you do the floor first and grout with grey when you do the walls you will inevitably drop grout onto your lovely floor and cause light patches to your grout also you might drop a tile onto your floor and chip something get your walls out of the way all shining and clean and then do the floor. When tiling your bathroom or kitchen you want to see beautiful professional results.
Generally speaking the bathroom area should be first installed with wall tiles and then with floor tiles which will not delay the construction period. If we lay the floor tiles first and then the wall tiles we have to wait until the floor tiles are dry and firm before we pave and paste the wall tiles. Tape the cement board joint seams with mesh tape and flash with a coating of modified thinset. Plasterboard is common for walls.
There are two reasons. The look of an established tile pro not that of a fledgling do it yourselfer. I am due to start tiling the bathroom floor very soon and i am nervous and want to make sure i ve done everything right before i start so any reasurrance would be gladly received. However professional tilers will disagree with this.
In order to properly install the wall tile first you will need to account for the wall tile hanging over the floor tile. Use grout to your creative advantage. A few simple tips will help you install gorgeous long lasting tile on walls and floors. The quality of your bathroom tiling is strongly influenced by the state of the surface you tile over so it s important to ensure that your bathroom walls and floor are sound level and clean of dust and debris before you start tiling.
One method that professionals use to accomplish this is to utilize a space saver or ledger to leave a space for the floor tile to be installed later. Most bathroom floor surfaces are likely to be concrete or timber.