An outdoor tile will not only beautify the surface of your patio but will also help prevent unwanted accidents due to slipping. Anyone can lay outdoor tiles and this project can be done without the help of a professional. Here are steps for you to follow if you want to try it.
What you’ll need
- Grout mix
- Measuring tape
- Tile glue
- Tile cutter
- Outdoor tiles of your choice
Step 1 – Measure the Area to be covered with Tiles
To identify how many tiles you will need, you have to measure first the area to be covered with it. Make sure to include space in between the tiles where you will be putting the grout. You also have to decide whether you will use small or big tiles to help you find out how many tiles you have purchase.
Step 2 – Prepare the Surface for Installation
For better adherence, make sure to clean the surface where you will install the tiles. This should be devoid of dust, grime, or anything that may interfere with adhesion of tiles to the surface.
Step 3 – Installation of the Tile and Grouting
Put adhesive glue on the back part of the tile and place each tile according to the desired pattern. Leave equal spaces in between tiles for grouting. Cut tiles whenever there is a need to do so. After this, apply grouting mixture in between the tile, enough to cover the spaces. Remove excess grout mixture using a wet sponge. Allow the grout to cure and tiles to fully adhere to the ground.