Tiling your bathroom gives the room a good, clean finish that is water-resistant and is easy to maintain. But the cost of the job and materials, as well as some of the pitfalls of tiling, mean you really need to hire a professional to complete the task.
A good decorating professional will be able to calculate the cost of tiles for your bathroom, as well as giving you advice on what and where to buy in terms of brands and designs. They will have plenty of experience of working with tiles and will know where good quality tiles are available locally or nationally at a good rate. They may also be able to source antique or period tiles if you have a specific ideas of a vintage look that you would like to create.
Your tradesman will first have to remove any décor from your walls, before filling cracks or holes and then cleaning and drying the walls. The walls need to be dry in order for the tiles to adhere and the tile adhesive or mortar to work. Do allow some time for this.
Your tiler or decorator may do the preparation one day and come back the next to complete the job. Or they may undertake other tasks that you have for them as the walls dry. Your decorator will then start to measure up the layout for tiles on the wall, marking up tile spaces where necessary or adding spacer marks.
They will then add adhesive to the walls before placing the tiles upon the walls. The tiles will be laid out in such a way as to give an even design and for any patterns to match as needed. Filling in the gaps at the edge of the tiling will complete the task, with half or quarter tiles being added to finish the job.
Once the tiles are up and the adhesive is dry your decorator will then grout the tiles to make the finish solid and water-resistant. Any excess grout should be removed from the tiles before the decorator can call the job complete and tidy up.
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