Flooring – Setting a Subflooring for Floor Tiles


You are now ready to lay your Compressed Fibro to provide your tiles added support and prevent cracking and flexing. That normally happens after you have gathered your resources, taken off any base board, undercut your doorjambs and flattened your floor tiles with patch and leveler.

Using your notched trowel, apply your polymer-modified thin-set mortar to a section of the flooring. It is recommended to start in the corner of the room. Secure the Compressed Fibro with the galvanized nails or corrosion resistant screws when you are done setting it in position.

Slicing Compressed Fibro can be as simple as one-two-three. It is also necessary to cut it. First score it with your utility knife, snap it at the cut, then cut across the back along the break.

Continue scattering the thin-set, laying the board, and securing the boards with the nails or screws right until the overall flooring is completed. When completed, use cement board seam tape to hide the joints then apply thin-set mortar to the joints and wait for it to dry out.

It’ll be necessary to make some reference marks if you’re tiling a room. Utilizing your snap line (chalk line) pull it from the center of one wall to the center of the opposite wall, snap it to leave a chalk line on the ground, then do the same for that other two walls forming a cross in the room’s centre. After that, use your square to make sure the angle of the intersecting lines is truly square. Second, loose lay the tiles along these guide lines, making use of tile spacers to get an exact measurement. To allow for expansion, make a space of six millimeters between the final tile and also the wall, cabinet, or even the like.

If the loose lay leaves less than 50 % a tiles width at the walls, fine-tune the guide lines to help make the tiles wider across the perimeter and try to retain equivalent widths on every side.

It’ll be more accurate to make a grid of one meter by one meter squares if you have much larger floors. Working in smaller areas is a lot easier. You’re now ready to start your tile installation, with all this done.

Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, just go take a look at your local tile store or even a reliable tile factory outlet for the most economical tile prices around.

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