Basketweave floor tile used in bathrooms, kitchens, entrances and laundry areas for decades. In the past, these small plates installed individually. Today, basket weave tile purchased and installed in 12-inch sheets backed with paper or plastic mesh. These sheets make it possible to install hundreds of small plates in just a few short hours. Installing basket weave tile is similar to installing any other type of tile.
How to install basketweave floor tile, prepare the subfloor for the tile. Prepare substrate for the tile. Remove the existing flooring from the subfloor with a skewer. Vacuum the floor. Then check the surface to ensure that it is robust. Install cement backer board. And then measure the floor and transfer the measurements to sheets of cement backer board. Cut the cement board with a jigsaw that is fitted with a carbide blade. Cut cement sheets with a jigsaw provided with a metal blade.
After that to install basketweave floor tile, apply thinset mortar on the floor with a notched trowel. Spread thinset mortar on the cement backer board with a notched trowel. Then apply the grout to the joints in the basket weave tile with a rubber grout float. And then check the joints to ensure that they are completely filled with grout. Remove excess grout the tiles with a damp grout sponge. Let the grout dry overnight.
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