Kitchen floor tiles have to be installed impeccably. Most problems stem from one of two usual issues. The first is obviously the quality of a tile chosen. The second is faulty installation. The best tiles can have problems if something went wrong during the installation. Every step of the way matters, right from the prepping of the floor to the sealing of the tile, if necessary given the material chosen. Here are a few tips for perfect installation of kitchen floor tiles.
• The first assessment should pertain to compatibility and this is actually a pre-installation step. You cannot and must not choose a tile that is too heavy for your floor. Not every house in the country is constructed in the same way. Different materials are used for flooring and hence the foundation for kitchen floor tiles will vary. Get a professional to ascertain if a certain kind of tile will be suitable for your kitchen floor.
• Do not try to install kitchen floor tiles on your own. This is not a do it yourself project, unless you are or have been a professional installer. Hiring a professional will obviously cost more money but would you rather deal with the unforeseen challenges and spend enormous sums later or would you want some assurance that the installation would be carried out perfectly.
• You should factor in the transition process. You may already have a certain type of tile on your floor. If you have a new house that has had no tile till now, then also you must account for the transition from the foundation of the floor to the installation of the tile. Professional installers usually explain this process. Every floor needs to be prepped before the installation of a tile. It does not matter if there was another type of tile installed before or which type of tile is being installed now. Prepping will influence the scope of problems that may or may not crop up during installation.
• You must choose the right adhesive for kitchen floor tiles. The choice of adhesive will depend on the material of the tile, how hard or dense it is and the level of porosity among other factors. Some tiles are easier to adhere such as ceramic. Some require special adhesive such as porcelain. The manufacturer of your kitchen floor tiles will have a recommendation. Abide by this recommendation.