How To Achieve Really Straight Lines When Laying Tile
Nothing is more impressive than a perfectly laid tile floor that boasts straight lines and perfect spacing. That said there are some simple and easy tricks that can be used to create perfectly straight lines every time that you are laying tile. For example, one of the most effective methods of creating perfectly straight alignment when installing tile is to make use of a long wood board type straight edge.
The process is very simple. All that is required is to map out a grid and mark it on the subfloor where the tiles will be placed. The next step is to run a long strip of wood with a straight edge along the centerline. Screw the wood board directly into the floor and then proceed to lay the first row of tiles firmly against the secured piece of wood. This will result in a perfectly straight line of tile that can then be used to build upon with other tiles. The only disadvantage to this strategy is that you should wait 24 hours for the first row of tiles to set completely before adding more tiles to spread out from the center of the room.
Resulting In A Beautifully Attractive Floor Every Time
As an added note, many experts in tile laying recommend using smaller grout lines to create a more professional and impressive looking finished product. When grouting, it may be worth looking into premixed grouting products that already have a chemical sealer included in the mixture. This makes it quick, easy and efficient to grout tile floors resulting in a beautifully attractive floor every time. Contact Timberline Discount Flooring today for the best in Houston, Texas flooring products and services.