04
Oct

Johnson Tiles Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Customisable Tiles

At Johnson Tiles, our array of bespoke options lets you customise your own bespoke tile in many different shapes, styles and designs. Customised tiles offer an inspiring new look and solution to add some pizzazz to your property. If you are a hands-on person, you would probably enjoy installing the tiles yourself. However, you must keep certain things in mind before you embark on your DIY tiling project.

Measure the Area Correctly

When it comes to installing DIY tiles, the rule of thumb is to always measure the area of application where your desired spot is for installing the tiles. This will help you to determine the number of boxes to order. It is prudent to buy a few extra boxes in case some tiles get damaged during installation.

Get into Gear

Preparation is key. Make a checklist of all equipment and tools you will need before the installation. Tile installation is an elaborate process and you will need measuring tapes, adhesives and spatula to spread the adhesive, tile spacers and so on.

If you’re not sure and require assistance, you can visit our Bayswater Trade Centre to learn more about all the equipment you need and get the DIY insights from our friendly team.

Do you have a type of tile in mind?

There are standard tiles that are mass-produced in factories and then there are bespoke tiles. Bespoke tiles are customised per your personal preference and style which means you can be as creative as you like. When you want to create rooms that reflect your personality or have a dramatic look, bespoke tiles are what you should opt for.

The best tile companies have technologies that help you to visualize the look of a room before the tiles are installed. You can mix and match colours, select patterns or textures and see for yourself how they affect the look of a room.

Never Walk on Wet Tiles

Patience always pays so avoid walking on your new tiles while the adhesive is still drying. Doing so can shift the tiles or worse, make them come off. In that case, you will have to redo all the hard work. Whether you are looking to complete the tile floor in your laundry, or a new backsplash in the kitchen, it is important to abide by these protocols as waterproofing wet areas in your DIY projects can be difficult and even dangerous at times.

Don’t Buy on Impulse

It is vital that you do your research into the type of tile you’re considering, especially because every tile has a different personality and function. Consider the area where you will use it, your existing decor and maintenance. Here too, customised tiles are the best option as you get just the right tiles you need.

Don’t Ignore Water Damage

Before you lay your tiles, be sure to check for damage or leakage. When there is water on the floor, the adhesive does not work properly, and the tiles can come off anytime. So before installing the tiles, make sure your floor is completely dry with no scope for water damage in the future.