In detail

Laying tiles

Laying tiles

You can install tiling yourself inside or outside your house, provided you have the right tools and follow three essential steps: preparing the floor, cutting the tiles and laying them properly .

Laying tiles: preparing the floor

First of all, make sure that the soil, whatever its nature, shows no sign of fragility or moisture, and that its surface is perfectly smooth, without irregularities. If you do not notice any particular defect, you just have to clean it well, eliminating any traces of glue or plaster. Otherwise, you must absolutely make repairs. Depending on the size of the cracks, for a cement floor, you simply plug the holes with mortar or cement, or pour a leveling screed in cement, or even make a cement screed. For a parquet floor, sanding and leveling are necessary. For a tiling, you must remove the defective tiles and apply a primer, then carry out any leveling. As for the carpets and "linoleum", they must be removed, if necessary using a stripper.

Cutting the tiles

Depending on the type of tiling chosen, you have three tools. The tile, which must be adapted to the size of the tiles, is reserved for a thin tile, cut over 5 cm. The electric water saw is used with a hard tile. Finally, for round cuts, you need a carbide hole saw, for irregular cuts, parrot beak pliers, and for sinuous cuts, a carbide wire saw.

Laying the tiles

The layout makes it possible to determine the necessary quantity of tiles as well as their location, thanks to the laying plan. Then choose the type of installation (straight, diagonal ...), taking into account the format of the tiles. Next comes the ground tracing step. Then, after preparing the adhesive mortar by mixing it with water, spread it with a notched trowel. Finally, you can proceed with the laying of the tiles, following the tracing on the ground and making sure to keep a space for the joints. > Ask for a quote for the installation of your tiles