Natural Stone Tiles

Natural stone tiles will improve and enhance the appearance of your home, they can also help you improve your standard of living making it easier for you to clear and reduce the amount of dust mites and pollen particles that can result in allergies. This article will give you a brief guide as to how best to apply your stone tiles.

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Preparation is key when applying the natural stone tiles the sub floor must be adequately prepared for the tiling process. The floor must be level, dry and clean. The tiles should be kept in a clean and dry area while the preparation process is taking place. There are different types of sub-floor that can be used when tiling natural stone. The most suitable is either concrete, sand and cement screed however tiles may also be laid other surfaces such as timber floors. If the floors are old tiles, vinyl, cork, linoleum or woodblock, then it is necessary to remove this before laying.

The next thing to consider is the layout, the layout of the tiles is important there are many different ways the natural stone tiles can be laid out. They can be in a traditional straight or if desired something a little bit different, in a diamond pattern or with a border.

When sealing and grouting the natural stone tiles it is sometimes necessary to apply a primary seal before the floor is grouted, the secondary seal can be applied when the grouting process is completed. You should avoid applying if the sun is shining to bright on the area, if humidity is high and if temperature is too low. Once applied you must be careful what you put on the natural stone tiles if it is too heavy this can damage the tiles.

Natural stone tiles are beautiful in any home, if you are interested in buying some for yours visit www.wallsandfloors.co.uk where they have many different options to choose from.

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