One of the most visually attractive characteristics of Ceramic Tile is the variation of shades found in every style. Be sure to take full advantage of the naturally distinctive quality of tile as you set your stunning floor into place.
Let’s see, you’ve primed the surface, created the layout, applied the adhesive, cut the tile — is there anything we’re leaving out? Not at all, you are now fully–prepared for the actual installation of your Mohawk Ceramic Tile.
Begin by installing tiles in the center of room, one grid at a time, finishing each grid before moving to the next. Within each grid, it will help to start with the first tile in the corner and work outward.
Using a slight twisting motion, set tiles one at a time and avoid sliding them into place. Be sure to either insert spacers as each tile is set or leave equal joints between tiles. Save the perimeter tiles in each grid for last, leaving a ¼” gap between the tile and wall.
Once a grid is completely installed, tap in all tiles with a rubber mallet or hammer and wood block to ensure a solid bond and level plane. Remove excess adhesive from joints with a putty knife and from tile with a damp sponge to prevent an uneven appearance.
Lastly, allow your hard work at least 24 hours to set before walking on it. And of course, take at least 20 minutes to admire the time and care you have put in to your new floor!