How To Install Ceramic Tile In Renton

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If you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, installing ceramic tile is a smart flooring choice in WA. In these two rooms, there’s always the possibility of water getting on your floor. Wetness will not damage ceramic tile and food stains from your kitchen are easy to clean up. After purchasing your Ceramic Tile in Renton, it’s simple to install the flooring yourself you can save money on installation costs.


After your WA sub floor is prepared, mix the mortar and then use a trowel to spread it evenly on the floor in a 3 by 3 foot area. Place a tile into the mortar and gently press down and twist the tile a little bit to get it into the correct position. After the piece is placed correctly on the floor, insert a spacer at each of the corners.
Continue placing tiles in the same manner and don’t forget to add spacers after each piece is down. After one section is complete, tap on the tiles with a rubber mallet and use a level to make sure the tiles are even. If any mortar has squeezed out from the edges, use a damp rag to clean it up.

Cutting Tile

To get the Ceramic Tile in Renton to fit around doorways and other areas, you’ll need to measure the space, mark the tile and then cut it with a tile saw. Use nippers to break the tile at the cut and use a file for smoothing down jagged edges.


After waiting 24 hours, the next step is to grout the floor between each Ceramic Tile. Remove all of the spacers between the tiles and mix the grout. With a grout tool, spread the grout diagonally and evenly across the tiles. It will take the grout approximately 20 or 30 minutes to dry and then you can wipe off the excess with water and a sponge. Do not walk on your newly installed floor for at least 72 hours so the grout has plenty of time to dry.

Tile Lines is a family owned WA based store that carries ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles for your home. You can also purchase installation supplies and accessories for your home remodeling project at this location.