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Tiling Kitchen Floor
Five Easy Steps to Install Tile Floor in a Kitchen

When you think of tiling your kitchen floor you have to take into consideration some major disruption in your daily life. This project affects access to food, meal preparation, and traffic patterns through the kitchen. Some preparation can be done well in advance of the tiling. You would have to remove cabinets, doors and a new subflooring will be applied. For the tiling itself, set aside a long weekend so the kitchen can be back in operation as quickly as possible

How long does it take?
Tiling the average Kitchen floor takes usually 3 to 4 days.

1. Assess the cabinets.
The first thing is to ask yourself, if you want to intall tile where it will be covered by cabinet bases or other permanent fixtures.

2. Remove Cabinets If Needed.
In some cases cabinets must be removed to take out the old flooring or to replace the subfloor.

3. Consider The Appliances
Free standing appliances, such as dishwashers, ranges and refrigerators should be removed from the kitchen to intall tile underneath the appliance location. While tileing your kitchen You have to think as how it will look if it was empty. Untiled spaces are usually unattractive to potential home buyers.

4. Drawing Layouts
Good layouts start with accurate measurements and detailed scale drawings. Use these drawings to experiment with potential layouts until you're satisfied. Try to;

- center the tile within the room and keep the final tiles at opposite side equal in size.
- Minimize the number of cuts required.
- Disguise disparities in rooms that are not square.

Laying out borders, diagonal sets, or running bonds in that stage are also vey important.

5. Tiling the floor
If you are working with a complex layout tiling around a series of obstacles, or setting tiles on the diagonal. You may find out that you need to shift the layout slightly to keep from cutting very small tile for edges or corners.


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