STEP 5: Adhering Tiles __ If you are using tile, chances are that it's in a setting where moisture is a given__kitchen, bath, entryway and so on. Make sure you use a waterproof adhesive. You can use a premixed adhesive or a mortar, but if you choose the latter, make sure it's a thin_set variety. (Thick_bed mortars require some practice and skill at smoothing to get the tiles to sit flat, and the additional mortar isn't necessary for a watertight finish.)
Tips: Wipe the ceramic tile in your shower with lemon oil twice a month to keep pesky water stains and mildew at bay. Protect your ceramic floors by placing throw rugs in high_dirt areas, such as by doors, in hallways and in front of kitchen work areas. Place felt pads under any hardwood or metal furniture that comes into contact with your ceramic floor.
by Janette M. Ware on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile