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Bathroom Floor Tiles

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Bathroom Floor Tiles

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Bathroom floor tiles

Ceramic floor tiles make for contemporary bathroom projects predominated by pragmatism and comfort.

Using different textures for floors and walls, contrasting colours and a smart choice of accessories contribute to creating aesthetically interesting bathrooms.

Large tiles that disguise the joints, wood-effect ceramic floor tiles and those that imitate different types of stone are a few of the in-vogue options for tiling the floors of bathroom spaces.

Suitability of bathroom floor tiles

When choosing a bathroom’s floor tiles, project planners should bear in mind that ceramic floor tiling is one of the safest materials used in construction as it is deemed to be non-combustible. It is a highly versatile material which, due to its high durability and resistance, can be integrated into projects ranging from interiors, exteriors, residential and commercial spaces or highly-transited areas.

The resistance and strength of ceramic guarantee that it will remain unchanged over time. Furthermore, its simple cleaning and maintenance make it a highly convenient material for daily use.

FAQs regarding Floor Tiles

At PORCELANOSA we always recommend using a qualified installer, preferably with demonstrable experience, to lay floor tiles.

That said, the main aspects to take into consideration when installing bathroom floor tiles are as follows:

  • Before starting to lay floor tiles, check the information on the packaging and strictly follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Make sure the floor is completely flat and stable and check that it is clean, dry and levelled (using a spirit level).
  • Tile joints shall be at least 2 mm in interiors and 5 mm in exteriors. The use of self-levelling spacers is recommended.
  • The adhesive choice depends on the type and format of the ceramic floor tile, the fixing background and the intended use. Don't worry if you don't know which type of adhesive to use for which type of tile. You will find the recommended adhesive for each tile on the product page (under ""You will need"").
  • The most recommended tile installation system is thin-bed tile installation, using a notched trowel for spreading the mortar onto the substrate. For tiles larger than 1,000 cm2, the double gluing technique is recommended.
  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the adhesives preparation and use. Apply the bonding material with a notched trowel suitable for the size of the chosen tile; check the wetting capacity of the adhesive and press the tile onto the bonding material using a back-and-forth movement.
  • Likewise, follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the preparation and use of jointing materials. Make sure that the material and tools chosen will not damage the surface of the ceramic tiles.
  • Wait until the grout starts to dry and clean it with a sponge dampened with clean water, before the jointing material hardens completely.
  • When cleaning, use products that are suitable for the chemical resistance of the tiles; check with the manufacturer for advice on which product to choose.

More detailed information can be found in the Laying Instructions that come with the PORCELANOSA catalogues.

Ceramic floor tiles, in general, do not require any specific maintenance after installation. For daily cleaning, use a damp mop or sponge, periodically renewing the cleaning water to remove any traces of dirt. The use of hot water considerably facilitates the process, as it accelerates drying time and prevents footprints from being marked.

The use of neutral cleaning products, such as Butech's porce-clean, is also recommended. In contrast, cleaners containing waxes in their composition should be avoided, as they end up forming a thin layer on the ceramic tile, which favours the absorption and retention of dirt.

For stains due to specific products or substances, please refer to the table below. It lists the recommended cleaners for each type of tile, depending on the substance that causes the stain: Butech Cleaner

Tiling a bathroom floor is normally upstairs and the construction is timber joists, with a 22mm tongue & groove floorboards, either soft wood or P5 chipboard. With either, you would need to overlay the floor with plywood or cement panels laid at right angles to the floor by using a glue and mechanical fixing to ensure the substrate is stable, without deflection and suitable to receive the intended tile. The setting out would be worked on a centre line which could be the centre of the joint or the centre of the tile depending on the size of the perimeter cuts. We would always recommend Butech Super-Flex S2 adhesive for this type of installation remembering, that large format tiles must be back buttered and pushed into the ribs of adhesive using a twisting action, this will ensure that the tile is fully supported.

Removing kitchen floor tiles is simple, although very labour-intensive. Follow the instructions below:

  • Close the work area with plastic sheeting and tape to protect bathroom fixtures and accessories from dust and debris.
  • Remove mouldings, doors and door frames that may interfere with tile removal.
  • Protect yourself with dust masks, safety goggles, ear protection and work gloves. Pay special attention to ceramic fragments, as they can cause cuts.
  • Use metal tools that allow leverage under the tiles, such as scrapers or chisels, hammers or iron mallets, shovels and use wheelbarrows to remove debris.
  • Find a point from which the underside of a tile can be accessed and from which it can be levered out. If this is not possible, break one tile with a sledgehammer to get started.
  • The ease of removing a tile will depend on how it has been glued. Look for hollow areas under the tiles to make it easier.
  • Use a chisel and hammer to remove any adhesive residue fixed to the substrate.
  • Remove ceramic and bonding material residues, taking special care to avoid cuts.
  • Before laying new tiles, check that the stability of the substrate and fixing surface are suitable to receive the new tiling. Where necessary, waterproof again.

There are now primers, adhesives and other materials available that can be used directly on the ceramic floor tiling, without the need to remove the tiles. In order to use them, you need to assess the state of the ceramic tile installation and whether the load-bearing capacity of the substrate allows for this.

When it comes to choosing floor tiles for your bathroom, planning is essential. Before you start, take a good look at your bathroom. Is it big or small? Do you want dark or light tiles, patterned or plain? Here we bring you a blog post in which we look at bathroom tiling ideas and consider different criteria for choosing specific tiles for the bathroom.

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Bathroom tile ideas

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When tiling a bathroom floor, planning ahead is essential for a successful result. After checking that the floor is completely flat, using a spirit level, mark a chalk line on the floor down the centre of the room, parallel to the most suitable wall. Once done, lay the tiles along this line and then work towards the wall you think best, leaving a joint between the tiles of at least 3 mm. For details on the next steps, see the installation video below.

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PORCELANOSA Grupo. Venis STON-KER + butech installation

Venis STON-KER floor tiles installation with butech products