Marble tile installation is quite a simple affair and does not require much skill. Following the steps given in this article, you can learn how to install a marble tile yourself.

How To Install Marble Tile

Gone are the days when marbles were used only in homes of the affluent. Marble, today, is affordable and is present in homes all over the world. What’s more, the process of installing a marble tile is so simple that you can do it yourself and save the money that you would have to otherwise spend if you hire a professional. Marbles add a touch of aristocracy and elegance wherever they are placed. The affordable varieties of marbles available in market today come in a number of shapes and sizes and also colors, making marble one of the most wanted stones for decorating homes. And why only homes, shops and commercial spaces too are installing marbles to work upon their décor and attract customers. Wouldn’t it be a great idea if the marble installation could be done on your own, without taking any professional help? It is a simple process but you will have to do the same following a step-by-step procedure, without hurting yourself much. Given below are the instructions for marble tile installation.
Materials Required
  • Marble Tiles
  • Saw or Tile Cutter
  • Tile spacer
  • Sponge Gloves
  • Cement Mask
  • Adhesive
  • Cement
  • Cut the marble tiles according to your choice of shape only if they are not already cut accordingly. Use an electric tile cutter for the purpose and be careful not to hurt yourself, while cutting the marble tiles.
  • Make sure that the surface on which the tiles will be placed is smooth and even. If there is no other way to make a uniform surface, place a sheet of plywood on the surface.
  • The surface also has to be made dry before installing the marble tiles, else the tiles will start coming off immediately after they have been installed.
  • Put a thick layer of cement on the surface. In certain surfaces, adhesive can also be used instead of cement to set the marble tiles.
  • Place the tiles on top of the cemented or the adhesive surface. Use a tile spacer to make proper gaps between each marble tile piece. Remember to keep your sponge gloves on during the entire process.
  • After the tiles have been placed, they must be left for at least 24 hours to dry. Once the surface dries, the marble tiles will have a proper grip on the surface.
  • Spaces between tiles can now be filled up with tile cement. Put on the cement mask while filling the gaps with tile cement. The particles of tile cement are known to cause harm to lungs.
  • After the tile cement has dried up, clean the marble surface with warm water and leave it to dry for the next 24 hours before finally setting foot.
  • To make your marble tile surface even better looking you can use sealants and glosses available in markets. They help the marbles remain scratch-free. In that case another 24 hours will have to pass before you use the surface!
Congratulations, for you have succeeded in giving the place a revamp! Flaunt your newly installed marbled flooring to your friends and gather compliments.

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