How To Install Oversized Floor Tiles

Old Light Floor Tile Against Dark Hardwood Flooring

A few days ago we provided a summary of the many articles we wrote about preparing both a previously tiled floor as well as one covered with linoleum for new oversized floor tiles. Today, we provide you with the listing of the articles, with many pictures, we wrote about the installation of oversized 24 inch by 24 inch floor tiles upon completing the many steps involved with first preparing both floors. As a reminder,our floor tiling project began with 23 year old tiled flooring in our … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Tiled Floor For Re-Tiling

Front Foyer Old Tile - View From Kitchen

How do you properly prepare an already tiled floor for new floor tiles? Well, personally I don't. However, last summer I had a tile company come and install the oversized 24 inch by 24 inch porcelain floor tiles in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room. Here is a picture or two of the starting point. The front hallway already had 23 year old original floor tile which came with the house. In the adjoining laundry room there was linoleum flooring. So, what steps were … [Read more...]

Caulking On Top Of Floor Tile Grout

Floor Tile Againt Wooden Hand Rail Base

In the last article within this floor tiling home renovation project series, we showed and discussed the need to paint the baseboard trim after the floor tile was installed. Today, we look at a technique I had not previously come across. Apologies in advance as most of the pictures in this article are just a little blurry. OK, OK, a lot blurry. Sorry. Now to me, this part of our newly installed porcelain tiled front hallway floor looks finished. It has the grout nicely applied between the … [Read more...]

Laying The Last Of The Tiles

Border Needed

In the last floor tiling article, we looked at the laying of the triple glass tile border around the smaller 18 inch by 18 inch porcelain floor tile, as well as finishing the tile in the floor of both closets. In this article, we see the last of the floor tiles laid in our front hallway and adjoining laundry room. Now, as fortune and a little bit of planning would have it, once the full tiles were laid, starting from the hallway entrance from the kitchen, we were left with a gap of … [Read more...]

Applying Metal Screen to Sub Floor for Tiling Support

Metal Screen For Tiles

In our last article within this floor tiling renovation project series, we had completed preparing the sub floors in both the front foyer and the adjoining laundry room. Now we are ready to install the metal screen which will help support the new large floor tiles. We haven't really talked about the actual floor tiles we have chosen for our front foyer and adjoining laundry room, have we? Well, we chose porcelain over ceramic for the additional strength which porcelain is supposed to … [Read more...]

Floor Tiling Project Begins

Front Foyey Old Tile - View From Kitchen

Today we begin with the first article in a new home renovation series. This time we have a more traditional floor tile project in some senses from our previous SnapStone floor tile project yet just a little more modern floor tile project in some other senses. And, when I say 'we', I am referring to the use of a flooring retailer who provides installation services. I will not be performing this home renovation project myself. In this home renovation project, we are: removing the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project Using SnapStone Porcelain Floor Tiles

SnapStone Tiles Installed 1

Back in the spring we wrote a lengthy series of articles on our efforts to replace the carpet, yes I said carpet, in our physically challenged daughter's bathroom with floor tile. There was a lot of preparation needed to the sub-floor. This was not because of the nature of the floor tile we were using. Rather, it was because the under-floor needed a lot of work. As well there was existing tile underneath the toilet as well as a single row of tile on the floor by the back and the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Floor Vent

Floor Vent Close to Wall

Yesterday, in our continuing review of our bathroom floor tiling project using SnapStone porcelain floor tiles, we discussed a few different aspects of the flexible grout. Today I wanted to cover the approach taken with the floor vent. This was the situation with the placement of the floor vent in the bathroom. As you can see in the picture below it is located very close to the wall just off to the side of the sink. We made the decision to center as much as possible the floor tile … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Grouting Observations

SnapStone Grout Buckets

When we last wrote about our bathroom floor tiling home renovation project, we discussed the application of the SnapStone porcelain floor tiles in and around the toilet. Today, I wanted to mention the grouting. Now, the grout used with SnapStone floor tiles is different. It is make to provide just enough 'give' to meet the needs of the SnapStone tiles which as we know by now from prior articles in this project series are simply laid on top of existing sub-floor. You can see all the … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Tiles Toilet Installation

SnapStone Floor Tile Around Toilet Flange

Yesterday we saw the progression of the SnapStone tiles on the bathroom floor, starting at the wall with the sink, because it is where we have the floor heating / cooling vent, and progressing to the other side of the wall. Today I wanted to show you the progression of the tile in the area by the toilet. If you recall, Bennett temporarily placed a few SnapStone tiles in place so he could mark the area of the toilet's flange on the porcelain floor tiles to indicate where he needed to cut … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – SnapStone Tiles Installed

Floor Tile Install Supervisor

In this next article within our continuing bathroom floor tiling project series, I wanted to show a series of pictures which show the progression of the tiles being laid. As we progress from one picture to the next, you can see what starts out looking like a home renovation DIY type of project to one of a bathroom with a very nice looking tile floor. Now, with our dog Sandy supervising ;) the installation process of the SnapStone floor tiles from the adjacent bedroom in the above … [Read more...]

Bathroom Floor Tiling Project – Get The Installation Kit

SnapStone Installation Tool Kit

We have spent many articles in this series on our bathroom floor tiling project about the floor preparation. Every situation will be different. Our bathroom floor needed a lot of preparation as you saw; much more than most. However, once the floor is fully prepped, it is time to start laying the tile. Now, remember, the major difference with these porcelain floor tiles from SnapStone is that you do not use any type of thin-set between the under-floor and the tile. This will save a lot of … [Read more...]

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