Perth Floor Tiling – A Complete Guide

Floor tile installation is a job for professionals or very competitive DIY enthusiasts tilers because it usually requires special equipment and some skill to make it look perfect. Placing a square or rectangular tiles may seem relatively easy but the difficulty arises when the tile needs to be cut (as they always do) and formed around obstructions in the room.

Cutting hard tiles such as porcelain floor tiles or some types of natural stone is a job that can only be done by professional equipment. It is possible to hire the right equipment but can be costly and there is still the risk of damaging expensive porcelain tiles with bad pieces. Therefore, calling professional tilers is justified. You can also ask your floor tiling experts in Perth to provide you with the right equipment and material for successful tile installation.

If you are confident enough to install your own floor tiles, or if you have used a professional tiler, the most important thing to do first is to prepare the surface on which to place the tile. If the existing floor is concrete then the work will be fairly easy – a mortar can be applied directly to the floor and tiles can be placed on top.

If the floor is made of wood, the solution is less simple – a cement backer unit (CBU) is used with a moisture-resistant membrane that is a good choice for substrate wall tiles in wet areas and is often also used to strengthen floors and provide a moisture barrier between tiles and wood underneath it.