If you are on the brink of wanting to demo your floors and bring in new tile with the New Year, then consider your installation options. There are many skilled tile installers in your neighborhood, but if you are a true DIY’er at heart, then follow these simple steps compliments of This Old House.
Just like baking a cake, you need all the ingredients and all the right measurements before you
bake install. Prepping the surface is just like ensuring you sift the cake flour before you add the milk. The texture of a delicious cake has to be just right (no flour lumps), just like the smoothness needed for your surface. The right tools are also imperative, if you do not own a tile saw, ask your local hardware store about their rental policies. You would never frost a cake with a whisk, so do not try to “make due” with a hack saw.
If you are ready to take on home renovations this year, just go for it! You will definitely have more appreciation for your space, and be able to take pride in your new found skills!