How to Tile a Main Floor

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Tiling a Main Floor: What You'll Need

Use this guide as a checklist for the tools, adhesives, grouts and cleaners you will need to tile a main floor.

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Prepare & Clean a Main Floor for Tiling

Any tiling job will only be as good as the surface it’s laid on. It’s important to ensure that, no matter what surface you’re tiling on, that the surface is sound, level and clean of dust and debris. This guide shows how to prepare and clean a main floor for tiling.

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How to Cut Floor Tiles

Cutting tiles is not difficult with access to decent equipment and with a little practice. If you’re cutting your own tiles (and especially if you’re doing this for the very first time), it’s a good idea to allow a couple of extra tiles for practice or in case of any slight mishaps that may happen.

In this fact sheet we show you how to make a straight cut, cut a shape, cut small shapes, and to cut away small pieces of tile.

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Lay Main Floor Tiles

Beaumont Tiles guides you through 8 easy-to-follow steps to tile a main floor. We'll show you how to mix and spread adhesive and bed tiles to to get complete coverage; plus we'll help you achieve clean, straight grout lines.

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Grout Main Floor Tiles

While grouting is not a difficult process, a well-grouted job can make all the difference to the finished project. In this DIY PDF we'll show you how to achieve clean and straight grout lines.

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Clean Your Main Floor After Tiling

Once your tiles have been laid and grouted, they will need to be cleaned thoroughly to remove all residue cement and grout smears, silicone leaching, and dirt.

This cleaning is best done about a week after laying the tiles, as the grout will require 5-7 days to properly dry and age.

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