There’s a certain art to applying tiles to a surface in a way that makes it safe, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Done correctly, a well-tiled surface can last a lifetime. In order for tiles to last, they must be applied to a clean and flat surface.
When installing tiles, a special adhesive is used to fix the tiles to the surface. There are many adhesives that can be used, with some pre-mixed and ready to apply and others that need to be mixed with water beforehand. Once the tiles are fixed in place using a good adhesive, grout is then applied to fill the gaps between the tiles — adhesive is only used on the back of the tiles. Grout comes in a sanded and unsanded mix. Sanded grout is used to fill wide gaps, while an unsanded mix is used to fill thinner gaps.
Grouting needn’t be plain and unspectacular, though, and there are plenty of designs you can take inspiration from, from using a black grout to create a contrast and achieve a brick-like effect, to using glitter to add a sparkle to your tiles. These are simple, but effective, choices you can make to add a touch of personality and style to your kitchen or bathroom interior design.
Once you have selected your adhesive and grout, your tiler can then begin the process of applying and fixing your new tiles in place.
During the tiling process, your tiler will have marked out each space for grout using a grout line spacer. This also ensures that no adhesive leaks into this space when the tile is pressed to the wall or floor. Once these spacers are removed, your tiler can begin to apply the grout finish of your choice.
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|Location in UK||Hourly Rate||Daily Rate|
|London||£33 per hour||£192 per day|
|Birmingham||£20 per hour||£159 per day|
|Leeds||£27 per hour||£165 per day|
|Glasgow||£21 per hour||£172 per day|
|Sheffield||£19 per hour||£146 per day|
|Bradford||£26 per hour||£168 per day|
|Liverpool||£24 per hour||£162 per day|
|Edinburgh||£22 per hour||£174 per day|
|Manchester||£23 per hour||£169 per day|
|Bristol||£25 per hour||£176 per day|