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.
The space between the tiles should be uniform. Use spacers if your tiles don't come on mesh sheets. The larger the tile the larger the space should be between them. Some do_it_yourselfers will make the mistake of pushing tiles too close together to reduce grout lines. Without enough surface area, grout won't bond well and can fail prematurely, leaving room for leaks and water damage. It's also very important to let the adhesive cure fully.
by Marina J. Ferrin on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile