People like to change the look of their house time to time in one ways and another. Some people change the flooring of their houses, flooring need changing also when it get to old, some time when people move to another department or house they do not like the tiles, their shapes and sizes and decide to change them and go for something more latest and exciting. Removing and changing ceramic files is not an easy task at all. It takes lot of energy, time and hard work also you should have a open budget when you try to do it. So before starting this task there are few things for you to learn about preparing and planning this task.
It is important for you to learn the type of subfloor you have in your home, subfloor is the floor on which you will install new tiles. There are three most common types of these subfloors that people usually come across with and these are concrete floor, ceramic floor and plywood floor.
The most ideal subfloor for ceramic tiles are those which have been made of concrete. But before starting the installation one will have to clean it from dust and other particles. It is important to check all the cracks and holes, they will need repairing and filling before the task. After that you will have to fix each tile to the floor directly. If the cracks get bigger they will affect the installation of the tiles very much.
In very olds floor you will get some cracks and holes to much larger that you will have to change that part of the concrete before you go further with your task. It is important for you to contact to a specialist before you take any decision.
In most countries plywood is the mostly used substance for the subfloors; it got used mostly in second floors. You will have to judge the powerfulness and capability of this subfloor because you will be put ceramic on wood so it is important for it to be able to support and handle the weight of the ceramic. Using ceramic tiles on wood subfloor is not a very foolish idea because the wood can break because of the weight of tiles.
If you have a ceramic floor there are two things you can do to install tiles on it first is that you can remove the old flooring and install the tiles instead or you can paste the tile directly on the floor. If the tiles have been set on a mortal bed you can use chisel and hammers to remove them. it is important you keep youself safe and unharmed while you are doing it so be extra careful.
After doing all these things you will have to decide the budget you want to spend on this task, and the design of the floor you are considering. You will have to measure the length and the width of the floor so that you can have an idea how much work it will need.