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.
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.