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Impressively Precise Instructions for Marble Tile Installation

Marble Tile Installation
Marble tile has a smooth and polished surface that gives an elegant feel to your home. Here's a story on marble tile installation. Read on.
Amruta Deshpande
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019
Marble flooring is becoming very popular these days what with its stylish look and the rich feeling that comes with it. A lot of people prefer marble over ceramic for furnishing homes due to its strength and elegance. It is one of the most commonly used material in any building.
Marble is a natural stone and is available in many attractive colors and patterns. If you have decided to install marble tile flooring for your home, you will need to have some basic installation information.
How to Install Marble Tile
First of all, decide on the tile. You need to keep in mind the size of your room, the color and pattern of your walls and interiors and of course the design that catches your eye. It might take a while, but take your tile and choose the best one.
Now for the tools. Installing marble tile is similar to installing ceramic tile and requires some basic tools. Make sure you have the following before you start.
Tile installation tools
  • Marble tiles
  • Wet saw
  • Notched trowel
  • Tile cutter
  • Tile spacer
Leveler adhesive sponge gloves
  • Adhesive
  • Sponge
  • Cement
  • Leveler
  • Bucket
  • Gloves
  • Mask
Marble Tile Installation Instructions
Step 1: Floor Preparation
Floor preparation
The first and the most important thing to keep in mind while installing marble tiles is to start with a clean dry and even surface. If the surface is uneven, tiles may loosen and come off. So, level the surface using a leveler, before you start the installation.
Step 2: Take a Trial
Tile design
Choose a design to go well with your theme and lay the tiles in the design you wish to achieve. This will give you an idea of placing the tiles in the right place. Always start placing the tiles from the center of the room.
You may need to cut some tiles for a proper fit, especially around the doors and corners. Cut the tiles with the help of a wet saw or electric cutter. divide the room in 4 parts so that the installation comes to be easier.
Step 3: Adhesive Application
Ceramic floor adhesive glue
Now, with the help of a trowel, apply a thin and even coat of adhesive. Make sure that the surface is clean before applying the adhesive to prevent the tiles from chipping off.
Step 4: Installation
worker places new tile
Place the marble tiles carefully on the adhesive. Make use of tile spacers for ensuring perfect spacing between them. Once all the tiles are placed properly according to the design you wanted, allow them to dry for about 24 hours.
Step 5: Post-installation
wiping grout from floor
When the tiles are dried, fill in the gaps between the tiles with cement or grout using a squeegee. Let the cement set for 10 minutes. Wipe away the excess cement using a sponge. Clean the tiles with a marble tile cleaner to avoid stains. Your marble tile flooring is ready!
Installation Tips
Here are some basic things that you need to take care of while installing marble tile:
● Your floor should be strong enough to bear the weight of the marble tile.
worker with broom sweeping
● Clean and level the surface before installing marble tile.
Assorted blue colored mosaic tiles
● Lay out the tiles in the desired design before applying the adhesive.
Thinset martar and trowel
● Choose an appropriate thinset that goes well with your tile color. Dark-colored thinset may distort your tile color.
Cleaning floor
● Use cleaners specific for marble tile. Using a warm damp mop may also help to keep your marble floor beautiful.
● Make sure you are using appropriate gear like gloves and cement masks.
Floor polisher
● A good quality glaze can give your floor a glossy look so choose accordingly.
A properly done marble floor installation gives your house a very refreshing look. You could get the marble tile installed by a professional, however, doing it all by yourself will give you a lot of satisfaction. Moreover, the installation process is not all that complicated. So why not give it a try?