Start with the center and move outwards with each ceramic tile. Use thin set mortar or tile adhesive to set the tiles, make sure that the bond between the tile and the sub-floor sets by applying pressure on each tile. After the tiles have set, complete the process by applying the grout. Remember that the grout must be of the same color as the tiles you have chosen. Remember that each step requires twenty-four hours to set and dry before allowing yourself to proceed to the next step of your ceramic tile flooring installation.
Another limitation of vinyl floor tiles is their susceptibility to indentation due to permanent placement of heavy, static loads (such as heavy furniture) on them. Similarly, a room where there is a constant traffic of rolling loads (such as horizontal drums in a storeroom for instance) will find the vinyl floor tiles giving way a bit too soon.
Ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to water and sudden extreme changes in temperature. They are durable and long lasting - and this is why ceramic tile flooring has been used in kitchens and bathrooms with great success. They are attractive - if you choose the right kind of tiles - and can be found in themes and colors to suit your home. However, ceramic tiles do not make a smooth one-piece flooring that your child's play scooter wheels can roll across safely - or a non-slippery surface that your toddler can learn to take his or her first steps on. Neither are they extremely cost-effective when it comes to flooring your entire house with them. However, if you live in areas where your house might be open to rain - or moisture - then ceramic tiles would be a good idea because they are far better at resisting moisture and temperature changes than any other kind of flooring.
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