Wall and Subway Tiles
Wall tiles, also known as subway tiles, are an excellent addition to a customized project. These tiles are transitional in design, meaning, when coupled with different elements, you can change the feel of any layout. Typically, subway tiles can give a modern, rustic or traditional look, based on the surrounding environment. When deciding the style of the room, consider whether a tone on tone look, or a contrast element. Are you matching floor tiles? Are you matching cabinet colors? What color paint is used in the room? These are important questions that Tile Factory Outlet is equipped to answer. When installing next to cabinet, it’s easier to contrast than it is to match. Because of glaze and sheen differences, a corresponding color is more obtainable. Even matching an existing porcelain floor tile can be tricky.
Though wall tiles are used in a variety of spaces, bathroom showers and a kitchen backsplash are most common. Typically, this installation is more complicated and requires a skilled installer. Don’t worry. We will help you get to the right person. Most subway and wall tiles are now glazed from the factory, making cleaning and maintenance somewhat easier than typical tiles. There’s no need to seal the tile, only the grout. Mosaics are a type of wall or floor tile structured on top of a mesh backing. The great thing about subway/wall tile is it compliments almost any design, whether its a wood look tile for the floor or a cement or stone look.
How Install Wall Tiles (Non-Shower Installations)
- Hire a Professional Installer
If you want results that make a difference, we recommend hiring a professional. If you are an avid DIY’er, please continue to step 2
- Refer To Manufacturer’s Instructions
Installation can be done a number of ways, but the manufacturer’s recommendations are the only way to keep the warranty. Please read those thoroughly
- Clean Surface
Always, Always, Always clean the surface you are installing on. Mastic and Adhesives stick better to clean surfaces.
Use recommended trowel to apply the mastic to the surface. You can apply to sheet rook heartier surface that is flat.
- Layout Pattern
Always dry-lay your pattern on a flat area to make sure its the look you want. Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, start the trowel process, then duplicate the pattern on the wall. If using grout, use spacers between tiles.
- Let Dry
Its very important to let mastic dry for appropriate time. Refer to mastic manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Apply Grout
Use a grout spreader to squeeze adequate amount of grout between subway tiles. Wipe clean with wet sponge. Seal it if you want.
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