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I recently re-visited a Victorian period property in the Leeds suburb of Headingley which had an unusually large tiled entrance hall which we believe to be as old as the property itself. I say re-visited as I actually gave this floor a deep clean and reseal around five years ago; it’s always

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I recently re-visited a Victorian period property in the Leeds suburb of Headingley which had an unusually large tiled entrance hall which we believe to be as old as the property itself. I say re-visited as I actually gave this floor a deep clean and reseal around five years ago; it’s always nice to be asked to return to a job as it shows the customers was very happy with the work. However, with five years of wear and tear the sealer had worn down and the floor was now starting to trap dirt,

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Earlier this year I went to look at a Travertine tiled floor at a property in Limpsfield Chart next Oxted in East Surrey. The travertine had been laid throughout the Kitchen and adjacent dinner and my client was having trouble maintaining its appearance which had now become dull and unappealing. The Travertine tiles also suffered badly from pitting and dirt had become lodged in the pits of the stone making it difficult to clean. In addition, there was also some staining to the grout lines

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The customer called me after she had removed the lino in her hallway to discover a traditional Victorian tiled floor hidden underneath. Unfortunately, at some time in the past this floor hadn’t been protected whilst decoration was carried out and had been heavily stained with splashes of paint. Although the customer had tried her best to clean the paint off the floor, she had found it was impossible to remove. She was really keen to restore the floor back to its’ former glory and see the

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Vinyl tiling can be used for a broad variety of applications in your home, most commonly your floors, but if you want a more unique approach, you can put peel and stick vinyl tiling on your walls. This is commonly done in the bathroom or kitchen to enhance the decor and make the walls easier to clean, but you can make your choice on what room you want it in. Peel-and-stick vinyl tile comes in a broad variety of different colors and a broad variety of different designs. You are sure to find one that matches what you want in your home. Remember to bring samples home to see how it would look on your walls. Here are a few tips on applying peel-and-stick tiling.

Clean Walls Well

This is one of the most important tips. Make sure that your walls are nice and clean. Scrub them with a very good cleaner and make sure that they are very clean and free from any wetness or stickiness before you install the tiles. If the wall is wet, the tiles will not stick. It is a good idea to clean them the night before you plan to do the tile. Do not clean them with a solution that is gritty or has crystals in it, as that could mess up the adhesive in the tile backing.

Use Adhesive

Many people think that with peel-and-stick tile, you should not have to use adhesive at all. The truth is that over time, the adhesive that is already on the back of the tile can wear off. Make sure that you pick out a decent adhesive that will help the tile stick. Only put a thin layer of adhesive down and allow it to almost dry before placing your tiles. Make sure that you pop a chalk line before laying your tiles so that your tiles are straight and look good in your room.

Buy Decent Tile

Peel-and-stick vinyl tiling can be very cheap, but it is best to avoid the really cheap kind. The cheaper kind can break and fall off your walls, which can lead to you having to replace the vinyl within a short amount of time. Check the tile to see if it comes with a warranty. If it comes with a warranty, chances are that the tile is decent, and you will have customer support whenever you need it. Shop around before deciding on one particular brand of tile, as this will help you find the perfect tile for you walls and your home.

Taking on a tiling job can be quite a task, but armed with the proper tools and knowledge, you can easily install a tile wall in no time. If you need further assistance, there are many shows and videos online that will let you see exactly how the peel-and-stick vinyl tiling is installed. This is great for people who are just starting out and are unsure of what to do and how to install the tiles.

 

Source: www.DoItYourself.com