Water_resistant backer board, not drywall, should be used under tile that is likely to get wet (shower walls and bathroom floors, for example). Whether it's backer board, plywood, or concrete, the substrate needs to be sound, clean, and dimensionally stable. Surfaces need to be level or plumb and true to plane, as the pros say__that means no bumps. Wallpaper, loose plaster, flaking paint, peeling tiles or unsecured sheet flooring must be removed from the walls or floors that are to be tiled.
How to Shine Ceramic Tiles: Restore the shine of your ceramic tiles first by vacuuming up all the dirt, grime, and dust. In a bucket, add one gallon of warm water and mix in one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. Dunk your mop in the solution, and squeeze it out until your mop is damp. Mop up your floors adding a little pressure to wipe away grime and better restore the shine. Dump your water/alcohol solution and refill the bucket with clean, warm water. Rinse your floors using the clean water and your damp mop. To avoid blotchiness or any water marks, dry the floor with a towel.
by Libbie M. Deluca on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile