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How to Tile a Bathroom Wall with Large Tiles

To make the walls in your bathroom waterproof, it is important to install tiles. In that case, it doesn’t have to be the usual small tiles. Instead, you should try installing large format tiles in your shower.

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But just how do you install large tiles on a bathroom wall? In this write-up, we are going to teach you how to tile a bathroom wall with large tiles. You may want to try the following techniques.

Have the Right Substrate

If you want to learn how to install porcelain tile on wall of shower, you have to clean the surface. Since you are using large wall tiles, you must use leveling spacers to even out the tiles.

You will need to have a backer board made of cement to install the tiles. In case they are different, you will have to do the installation using a large format wall tile adhesive. This isn’t cement but an adhesive that holds the tiles in place.

Do a Proper Layout

To install the tiles, you may require to have a dry layout. This simply means planning the installation without mortar or other adhesives. Tiling with large tiles in small bathrooms requires an elaborate process.

You may want to start with the first visible wall upon entering the shower. After that, you can do the rest of the walls.

The first tile should be placed at the center of each tile. The next tile goes on each side of the first one. That is the best way to have a balanced installation.

How to Set It In

Heavy wall tile installation is best carried out using three different materials including epoxy, thin-set mortar and mastic. For large format tile layout, you should always use epoxy.

Start by setting tiles at an angle and them twisting them into place. Keep going until you are through with all the walls. When you are through, leave it to dry.

That is how to tile a bathroom wall with large tiles. It is an elaborate process that may not fall into the do it yourself category. That’s why you should consider talking to an expert.

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