Tile Guide

Tile Guide by Shreeji Ceramic represents all aspects of the wall and floor tile industry, from manufacturer to installation. It is dedicated to the advancement of all sectors of the tile industry and delivers real advantages to its customers. It is committed to raising standards of products, installation, sales, training and promotion across the industry. Whether you buy from Shreeji Ceramic or not, our Tile Guide guarantee you a excellence service for quality product.

Tile Guide will include all criteria which makes our customer a good starting point for advice on the tiles for your project. Our social media will post hundreds of styles and designs to choose from and will provide the help you need.

We hope Tile Guide will help you know a lot of things about tiling different spaces and making them beautiful and functionally suitable. Find the drop down menu on top-right of the screen to find “step-by-step guide”. For any further information or advice email us at info@shreejicera.com or visit the dealer closest to you.

Happy Tiling!

Wall and floor tiles have been used since ancient times. They are hardwearing, easy to clean, water resistant, hygienic and very attractive.

This easy step-by-step Tile Guide will give the inexperienced the courage to tackle the job and give those with more confidence some tips to avoid common mistakes. If you read this guide carefully, use the correct tools and take your time, you should be able to achieve a reasonable standard of tiling.

It is essential that you select the correct tile for your situation. Nearest Shreeji Ceramic retailer will be able to help you choose the right tile for your project.

First measure the area to be tiled. Calculate the area in square meter or square feet and

insert your measurement in “Tile Calculator” built in with this app. Calculator will let you know the approximate boxes you need to order for the particular tile size. Area covered per box depends on the tile size you choose. Once you are aware of tile boxes you require then contact your nearest Shreeji Ceramic retailer to order the number of boxes you need for your project.

Tiles are produced in batches, and it is important to make sure you have enough tiles from the same batch for your project, so order slightly more than you need. Any extras can be stored for future repairs. Check the batch number on the packaging as soon as you take delivery to make sure the tiles are from same batch.

Adhesives & Grouts

There are many different types of adhesives & grout available in the market. It is important that you seek advice on choosing the right adhesives & grout for your project.

What equipments do you need?

Spirit level, measuring tape, 2" x 1" battens for marking out tiles, tile cutter, pincers for nipping off the edges, tile adhesive trowel, grouting, squeegee, sponge and spacer pegs. A mechanical tile cutter may be required for polished porcelain, natural stone, marble or granite, etc.

Fix Floor Tiles

Time spent on proper preparation makes the fixing easier, quicker and ensures a better finish. New concrete must be at least six weeks old and thoroughly dry before fixing floor tiles. The surface must be smooth, flat and free from dirt and grease. Uneven surfaces can be improved with levelling compound.

Mark a chalk line on the floor down the centre of the room parallel to the most suitable wall. Lay the tiles down this line and then work towards the wall you think is best. Avoid small cuts, as they can be difficult to cut and do not look professional.

Fit Wall tiles

To help you work out where to place your tiles, make a tiling gauge from a piece of straight wooden batten. Use this to estimate how many tiles you'll need. Mark out the horizontal rows with pencil - be sure to use a spirit level to ensure they're horizontal. Tack the batten along first pencil line so that the tiles can be positioned against it. Do the same to identify where to place the vertical lines - start at a corner and use a plumb line to fix the position accurately.

Spread the adhesive over about half a square metre of the wall, starting in the corner made by the batten and plumb line. Start to tile, pressing the tiles gently onto the wall until you see adhesive squeeze out around the sides. Press spacers into each corner and hold a spirit level across the tiles to see if they form a flat surface. Continue to tile, working on about a square metre at a time until you have fixed all the whole tiles. Leave to dry fully before removing the timber battens and beginning to grout.

Cutting tiles to fit the space

Cut the tiles to fit into any gaps. For hard ceramic tiles, the glazed surface must be scored and the tile broken along this line. Tile cutting jigs cost less than ? 500 and are much easier to use than freehand tile cutters. For an awkward shape such as a pipe or architrave, use a saw tile to cut a tile to fit around.




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