Before starting the installation work of Ceramic tile flooring , evaluate the work area . What we seek to asbestos. If the work area was built in the 1970s or earlier , the chances of asbestos being present is very high. Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry until the late 1970s. Asbestos is the main cause of a form of lung cancer called mesothelioma . When disturbed , its fibers enter the air we breathe . Care must be taken to ensure they do not breathe the fibers.
Then, the basis on which the ceramic will be set to be evaluated. There are some foundations that are not suitable for the installation of flooring tiles . They are amortized vinyl flooring, all types of particle board , plywood, OSB ( Oriented Strand Board) , tongue and groove boards and hardwood floors . Concrete is an appropriate basis for the installation of Ceramic tile flooring .
If the bathroom in a house foundation , plywood may be the basement and we will have no choice but to install the tiles on it. If this is the case , then the choice is to put a membrane between the ceramic and the cons – plated which will decrease the likelihood of moisture getting into the plywood.
After the membrane is applied and dried , using a bonding material applied between the latex thinset dried membrane and tile .
Assuming this is the bathroom which is to be re- floors with ceramic tile in addition to the floor above which need to be addressed , the molding , the toilet and the toilet will seal removal . Do not forget to turn off the water before removing the toilet and wax seal must be replaced. The installation of the toilet bowl is the reverse of removal .