|Written by jblovly|
For some reason, your original floor got damaged. Or maybe, you decided that it is time to replace your floor. Then you stop and think and realize how much it would cost, thousands of dollars. You can eliminate the expense of getting your tile redone by doing it yourself.
1.┬áRip up the tile┬áthat you already have. It is possible to tile floor over existing tile, but it is much better if you replace the old tile because you never know if mold can be growing under it. The choice is yours.
3. For this step, you will need a chalk string line tool that you can find at your local department store. Go to a main wall. Find the center of that wall. Where┬áthe center is, use your tool to snap chalk lines onto t he floor that will make a straight line. This will be your guideline to where the tile will go.
4. Align your tile next to the chalk line that you just drew. If your tile is crooked along the chalk line, that means that your line isn't straight. Take a broom and sweep away the chalk and repeat step 3 until you get a perfect line. If your line is straight and your tile looks straight, you may move on to step 5.
5. Go to the opposite wall and make a center line with your chalk line tool. This line should match perfectly with the line you drew before. That way, when you lay down your tile, it will be even and not crooked.
7. Apply your tile remembering to follow the chalk lines that you made. Smooth the tile down with a rolling pin.
8. As you get closer to the walls edge, you may need to use precision to cut your tile into shapes to fit along the wall. Depending on the type of tile you have, you may need machinery to cut the tile.
9. Another thing to keep in mind, if your tile has spaces, you will need to fill it in with grout.
10. Follow all of these steps and you should have an evenly tiled new floor.