The installation procedures for any floor tile has to be followed carefully but it is true that natural stone floor tiles need to be prepared, sealed prior to installation and after installation. Although their installation procedures are more complex than other floor tile materials, the finished product is well worth the finished design which offers home owners fantastic functionality combined with super design style.
Natural stone floor tiles are a group of floor tile materials such s marble tiles, granite tiles, travertine tiles, slate tiles and limestone tiles. They are often suitable for both wall tile and floor tile installation with many home owners also using them in bathrooms on both walls and floors, this often gives spectacular results.
When purchasing natural stone floor tiles, the choice will largely depend on the look you are trying to achieve along with the price, natural stone floor tiles are known for being a more expensive floor tiles choice but considering they offer value to the home and they will absolutely last a lifetime, ensures their investment is worth it.
The most important aspect of installing natural stone floor tiles is the substrate and floor layer, this has to be level, dry and absolutely perfect. If the floor area is less than perfect, problems will definitely occur later on. The floor area sometimes is less than perfect and often there is little that can be done. In this instance a backer board can be installed to help even the floor area up and create a much better substrate.
Always measure the floor area correctly because often home owners make mistakes and end up with far more floor tiles than they need. Always source a few extra tiles that are there for breakages and for later use.
There are many different floor tile combinations and many style variations when installing floor tiles and this has to be established before you attempt to install any floor tiles. It can be brave to make up a pattern as you go along but often is not successful. Having a clear concept and plan of the pattern you are going to install is paramount to its success.
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