Marble is one of the most commonly used materials
in any building. Be it a house, an office, or a public hall, marble
adds elegance to a place and it is truly appealing to the eye. It looks
very clean and it gives the feeling of security because marble is hard.
Installing marble is no joke or a job for a novice DIY person.
Actually, it requires experience and skill.
If a marble is not properly installed, it loses
its beauty and impact for those people who behold it. There are many
guides for home owners that will teach you how to do DIY marble floor
Most homes use marble tiles either in 12 x 12
inches or 12 x 18 inches. Since marble is more expensive than ceramic
or wood, you should be very careful when cutting marble tiles.
Some excellent tools you should have include a
tile nipper, a wet saw with a diamond blade since marble tiles tends to
split along its natural fissures when cut, a notched trowel, squeegee
to spread the cement onto cracks and a burlap rag to remove excess
Marble Tile Installation
To install marble tiles, you first need to lay out
your tiles to determine the correct position and which tiles need to be
cut. It is usually around the corners or near your doorway.
After that, use a notched trowel to apply a layer
of thin adhesive. Lay the tiles allowing for some tile separation and
leave it to dry overnight. Once it is dry, you can use concrete to fill
in the gaps. Use the squeegee to spread it and wipe the excess away.
The last step is to wash the surface of the marble tiles after you are