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GGCL Guide: How to install porcelain tiles on floor on a countertop

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GGCL Guide: How to install porcelain tiles on floor on a countertop

The fire proof nature in addition to the toughness, durability, ease of cleaning, maintenance free life and moisture resistance makes the porcelain floor tiles an idea choice for kitchen countertops. In fact the porcelain tiles used on the countertop gives it a timeless look. Also using the porcelain tiles is more economically budget able option as compared to using stones or any other options. Although you might want to stay away from selecting the textured porcelain tiles for your kitchen countertops as they might accumulate dirty and are nit difficult to clean.

 

Initialize the porcelain tiles installation on kitchen countertops by marking out the layout. Place the tiles over the dry surface with plastic spacers between them for the grout lines. Once the layout has been decided and drawn out, create a flat, level, moisture-resistant surface to support the tiles, this substrate could be cement sheets. Apply the mortar evenly over the substrate to create a smooth surface for the tiles. As per the measurements made according to the pre decided layout, use the tile cutter or wet saw or tile nipper to cut the porcelain tiles as per the requirement.

 

Once the mortar has been spread evenly using the trowel, start by pressing the tiles over it. Press the tiles firmly into the mortar and wiggle it slightly as you press down. Continue filling in tiles on either side of the first tile. Make sure you start from the edge of the countertop to obtain an even design. After setting tiles in mortar wait at least overnight for the mortar to harden. Once the mortar has set, you can finish off the installation process by filling the grout in the joints. Remember to remove the excess grout using the scraper once all the joints have been filled.