How to Apply Ceramic Tiles to Concrete. Prepare the concrete. Using an acid based cleaner or deep cleaner of your choice, clean the concrete and allow it to dry thoroughly. Seal and level the concrete. Plan the tile layout. Mix the mortar. Install the tiles. Clean the area. Apply grout. Clean up.
Step 1 – Preparing the Concrete. Before you begin to lay the tile over your concrete slab, make sure the concrete is properly prepared. Mix up a bucket of TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) solution. TSP is a high-strength cleaner, which is useful for removing dirt, grease, and oil from your existing surface.
Measure, Layout & Cut Tile. Mark centerlines of the floor. Do a dry run to determine tile placement and cuts. If the space at the wall is less than 1/2 tile, shift centerline to eliminate small cuts. Work in chalked grids (typically 2 tiles by 2 tiles) allowing space for grout joints.
Concrete provides one of the most stable working platforms in the world and is the preferred foundation layer for a ceramic or porcelain tile installation.
Michelle asks, "Can I lay ceramic tile directly on a concrete floor?"If the concrete slab is clean, flat, and free of active cracks, you can lay title directly.
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How To Lay Ceramic Tile On Concrete
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