October 28, 2020

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Practical tips for installing ceramic floors

Porcelanosa's technical solutions and the materials offered by its eight firms allow for the design of broader, brighter and safer spaces.

 

PORCELANOSA Group has perfected its ceramic collections with a more realistic and natural design that improves the look and liveability of spaces through high technical performance and versatility.

To get the most out of your home with PORCELANOSA's pieces, we show you the steps you need to follow to install ceramic floors correctly.

1. Choose the right flooring

The first thing you should do is analyse the possibilities and requirements of your space to see what type of ceramic floor tiles are suitable. With the PORCELANOSA collections that imitate marble, natural stone and concrete, you can design broader and brighter spaces without having to modify the original structure.

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Ceramic floor tiles inspired by metal
Vancouver Honey 25 cm x 150 cm Porcelanosa
Ceramic floor tiles inspired by wood
Ceramic floor tiles inspired by marble
Bottega Caliza ceramic tiles, 120 cm x 120 cm Porcelanosa-1
Ceramic floor tiles inspired by concrete

Non-slip flooring: Thanks to the application of Nanoker technology, ceramic flooring with non-slip properties makes spaces safer. Especially in outdoor areas where water or moisture is more likely to accumulate.

Strength is another feature that defines the L'Antic Colonial marble collections, among which we can highlight Neve di Carrara o Nairobi Crema , whose pure white colour makes any space unique.

2. Materials needed to install ceramic flooring

To lay PORCELANOSA's ceramic flooring properly, here is a list of the tools you must have for each stage of the process.

  • Spirit level. This will be necessary to ensure the surface on which you are going to work is properly level.
  • Conventional tape measure. To measure the dimensions of the ceramic pieces and check their placement.
  • Tile cutter. The manual version for individual pieces will let you cut the tiles to the exact dimensions for the space.
  • Sponge. To clean away the excess adhesive that is left between tiles.
  • Grouting materials: Use the grouting materials recommended by PORCELANOSA and apply the grout with a rubber spreader to avoid bubbles, cracks or holes.
  • Self-levelling spacers to ensure the tiles are level and spaced correctly.
  • Rubber spreader to apply the grout.
  • Notched spreader to apply the adhesive.

3. Steps for laying ceramic flooring

Although we recommend laying ceramic flooring with the help of an experienced professional, you can do it yourself if you follow the following tips:

  • Thoroughly clean the surface where the ceramic flooring will be laid and, using a levelling tool, check the working area is properly level in order to draw up a plan of the areas you are going to tile.
  • Place ceramic tiles along the lines and leave a recommended space of 1.5 mm between them. To ensure the correct spacing between the tiles, you can use the Butech self-levelling spacers, which will facilitate the correct placement of the pieces and guarantee a perfect result.
  • Use the adhesive recommended in the manufacturer's instructions and apply it using a notched spreader.
  • Finally, place the tile on the floor and gradually move it into its final position using small movements. Remove the excess adhesive with a damp sponge.