Many people are afraid to attempt home improvement tasks in their own home and never attempt to have a go for themselves but not all home improvement tasks are that difficult. Most jobs may need a little preparation and perhaps a little reading up on the job but not much more than this. One such job that many people pay a builder to do is laying a tiled bathroom floor but this is a really easy task that can be accomplished with a little bit of patience. Here are the basics to help you complete this bathroom improvement task.
The first thing to do is to ensure that the floor is clear or any mats or rugs and that you have plenty of space to work in. Organise the tools and equipment that you will need to use such as rubber mallet, spirit level, tile adhesive, tile grout, tile spacers and flooring trowel, when you are happy that you have all of these things to hand you are ready to begin.
Apply some tile adhesive to the back of a tile and lay it in a corner of the room, from there continue to do this making sure that all tiles are flat and square to each other. To do this you will need the spirit level and the mallet.
When you are happy that all of the tiles are laid correctly you should wait for the tile adhesive to set before you apply the grout to the joints using a grout spreader. When the grout is applied you should make sure that the joints are pointed correctly to help ant water to run off. When pointed correctly you should use a special grout cleaning sponge to remove any excess grout.
It has been reported recently that more and more children are choosing to stay living at home way after the length of time that they previously would have moved out. It is believed that with the current economic climate as it is and the uncertainty of job security coupled with the fact that house prices are still extremely high more young adults are choosing the security of their parent’s home over the responsibility of buying their own property. For many parents this is fine but as children grow up they take up more and more living space and require more privacy than in their younger years. So what is the answer to helping to keep harmony in the home? Perhaps you should install an en suite bathroom in your bedroom.
En suite bathrooms used to be only for the very well off families in society but in recent years more and more people have realised that in fact they are quite an affordable commodity.
The first thing to decide is whether or not you have the space in your bedroom to put a bathroom, it does not have to be a huge space simply enough for a toilet, basin and a shower. Once you have decided that you can fit on in you should contact a local builder to see whether or not it is practical to do. If you are clear to go ahead you should then decide whether or not you feel confident enough to do the job yourself or whether you should pay a plumber or builder to carry out the work.
Either way, whether you decide to do the work yourself or pay a tradesman to do the work putting an en suite bathroom in your home could be the difference between family harmony and a family fight.