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Many people are now favouring ceramic wall tiles to enhance, and personalise their bathroom environment.
Transforming your bathroom from plain and ordinary to unique and eye-catching can be achieved in many ways but many people are now favouring ceramic wall tiles to enhance, and personalise their bathroom environment.

If you’re planning to take on the task of tiling your bathroom yourself, you may find the following tips of assistance.

DIY Tiling

Think twice before tiling a full bathroom at your first attempt; try small areas like splashbacks etc first. If you are considering a complete bathroom and have no tiling experience go for a professional tiler.

Achieving a Good Finish

Tiles are now easier for the amateur to fix with a good range of tools available for cutting and shaping. New ‘thin-bed’ adhesives allow you to tile with a good finish and reasonably sound, dry and level surface. You can also fix new tiles on top of old ones providing they are sound.

Even Spacing

Most tiles have a universal edge for even spacing ready for grouting, however you can buy spacers for other types of tiles. Simple to use grouts have been developed which must be used to ensure that the tiles don’t crack Coloured grouts are also available to co-ordinate with your choice of tiles.

Neat Finish

Most tiles are glazed along one or two edges which allows for a neat finish along exposed edges. Alternatively you can buy plastic tile edging strips if necessary.

Care with Cuts

Pay attention to the position of cut tiles where a wall is broken by a door or window, make it your focal point using whole tiles and working outwards from that point.

  • Price GuidePrices for wall tiles vary depending on origin and quality.
  • You should find a good choice of medium quality tiles for between’a320-‘a325 per square metre.
  • It’s always a good policy to buy a few more tiles than you need in case of accidents!
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