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The trusty wall tiler is a courageous breed. Hanging wall tiles is often not a straight- forward exercise and one fraught with danger! Unlike floor tiling, where gravity is working with you to keep the tiles on the floor, the wall tiler certainly doesn’t get any help from the forces of the universe to keep the tiles on the wall! Instead, he must rely on his superior tiling skills, years of experience…and an appropriate adhesive!

Common mistakes made by amateur wall tilers can be costly on their wallets and their watches…and sometimes their pride. Much to his horror, a friend watched his newly laid wall tiles shatter on the ground just as he was showing off his handywork to his brother who was a tiler. Kudos to my friend for trying; it’s not an easy job! That’s why here at NRA Tiling, we’re offering some handy tips to would-be wall tilers who want to give it a try.

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TIPS FROM YOUR NRA TILING WALL TILER

Preparation

  • Do your research and find out what adhesives are right for your climate. Humid areas or cold areas may need a different adhesive to combat the weather. Wall tiles in the bathroom where humidity is a given will need a different adhesive to tiles located in your kitchen.
  • Choose wall tiles for walls and floor tiles for floors. As they won’t be walked on, wall tiles may have lighter glazing that will still make the tiles waterproof but won’t need to be as durable as floor tiles. Because of where they are laid, wall tiles are often thinner and lighter than floor tiles.
  • Prepare your surface! The preparation of your surface cannot be stressed highly enough. Any wall tiler worth his wage will tell you that a poorly prepared surface will yield a sub-standard job.

Laying

  • Leave a space for the floor tile that will need to go under the bottom wall tile. Better still, mount a level batten up the wall a bit, slightly lower in height than a single tile, and start tiling upwards from there. Later, once the floor tiles are in, you can remove the batten and cut the bottom tiles to size.
  • To make sure the tile sticks to the adhesive when laying, give it a slight twist and press firmly into the wall.
  • Ensure that you have a consistent gap between tiles by placing them side by side with spacers in between.
  • Clean away any excess adhesive straight away with a damp sponge.

Trouble-shooting

  • Periodically check that the tiles are level and flat by using a spirit level.
  • Don’t be tempted to grout before the tile adhesive is dry. You can check the manufacturer’s recommended drying times on the product.
  • Always follow manufacturer’s instructions on adhesives. If the instructions say to mix and allow to settle, take the time to allow the mixture to settle. If the instructions say, apply sparingly, it’s best to do what it says!
  • Fix issues as they come up; don’t wait until the whole wall is tiled or you might have to pull all the tiles off and start again.

IS THAT ALL A W ALL TILER DOES?

No, not even close! There’s so much to know that we couldn’t possibly fit it in this article. Actually, we’d need about 4 years of trade school and on the job training to tell you everything. But, these are at least a few of the more common mistakes that rookie wall tilers make in their enthusiasm to get the job done. However, if you’re feeling like you’re not quite up to the job, we have another tip for you. Call NRA Tiling and have the job done by a professional wall tiler in half the time with half the mess and without the extra cost incurred by making mistakes in the process.

It’s worthwhile getting a few different quotes and doing your homework before deciding to engage a wall tiler for your project because it’s not just about the cost. You’ll want someone who you are comfortable having in your home, is respectful and tidy and communicates well with you throughout the whole process. A cheap quote might be enticing but check that it isn’t too good to be true before committing. You’ll need to check that your tiler is licensed through QBCC. If they aren’t, you run the risk of having no workmanship guarantee, even if they claim they can do the job.

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HOW MUCH DOES A W ALL TILER COST?

In Brisbane, a wall tiler charges either by the square metre or by the hour. If you’re tiling an indoor wall, a tiler will charge between $40 and $100 per hour. If you’re working on a square meterage quote, you’ll be looking at between $30 and $50 per square metre. The costs vary depending on the size of the job, the kind of tiles being used, the difficulty of the project and how urgent your job is.

It’s worthwhile getting a few different quotes and doing your homework before deciding to engage a wall tiler for your project because it’s not just about the cost. You’ll want someone who you are comfortable having in your home, is respectful and tidy and communicates well with you throughout the whole process. A cheap quote might be enticing but check that it isn’t too good to be true before committing. You’ll need to check that your tiler is licensed through QBCC. If they aren’t, you run the risk of having no workmanship guarantee, even if they claim they can do the job.

FIX ISSUES AS THEY COME UP; DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE WHOLE WALL IS TILED OR YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PULL ALL THE TILES OFF AND START AGAIN.

Doing your homework before deciding to engage a wall tiler for your project because it’s not just about the cost.

NRA TILING BRISBANE FAQ’s

Tiling is not a complicated trade. But it is a unique skill to tile correctly, ensure it is water tight, ensure that the tiles are perfectly evenly and ensure the surface lasts through years of punishment from foot traffic, spilt drinks and food and of course weather. Don’t risk doing it yourself, just call us we are “Exper tilers in Brisbane”.

What tiles can i use outside?

The short answer is just about any tile, as long as it durable. When picking your favourite outdoor tile you should take into consideration not only the look but the feel under foot in all weather conditions, ie smooth surfaced tiles when wet can be slippery.  You can also check how porous the tile is and the water absorbency rate. We usually suggest natural stone, slate, porcelain or terra cotta tile in an outdoor area, particularly if exposed to the weather or uncovered.

 Will this tile be too slippery on the floor?

When it comes to being slippery. The finish of the tile is crucial. The general rule of thumb is, if the tile is glossy, it will most likely be slipper when wet. If you use a gloss tile and can decrease the size of the tile, the grout joins may increase the grip. We suggest not to use gloss tiles on floors in wet areas.

What tiles can I use in a wet area?

You can once again use just about any tile you want in a wet area, however consideration should be taken for non slip, or slip resistant surfaces or finishes with a  water absorption rating, particularly if using in the kitchen bathroom or laundry.

What types of tiles are best for the floor?

When you think about tiling your floors and hallways, you should be thinking about durability. Most floor spaces you are tiling in your homes are high traffic or living areas. Your floor sees for more wear than your walls!.

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