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How to Install Marble Tile Floor?

Marble tiles have been one of the most popular and leading choices since the ancient period. Whether it is construction of homes, offices, museums, malls, there is nothing that can beat marble tiles. Marble tiles feature their own distinctive look and impart the room with a mesmerizing finish. The only factor to be given optimum consideration in the involvement of marble tiles is their installation. The fact cannot be denied that installation of marble tiles is challenging enough. One has to possess the right tools and go about the process carefully.

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The very first important step is to level the floor. Look for imperfections and gaps and fill them using a leveling floor compound.Determine the center point of the room with the help of a measuring tape and chalk. Run a trial installation and place the marble tiles on the floor starting with the center point and then moving sideward. This process shall assist you to identify sections where you need to install cut tiles and shall allow you to check the final pattern.

Employ a notched trowel and apply a fine layer of adhesive or mortar on the surface. Cover the area in sections and start with the center point.

Gently press the marble tiles on to the floor while ensuring that tiles do not slide and the adhesive does not come on the top.

Allow the tiles to set for at least 14 to 16 hours.

Lastly, you need to grout the tiles. Spread the grout into the fine gaps between the tiles and keep scrapping out the excess. Leave the tiles undisturbed for another 24 hours. Clean the tiles with water if required.{pics from misiuneacasa}

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on August 14, 2011

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