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Tiles are everywhere, be it interior or exterior. The durability, style and affordability make it a popular
option among homeowners. A DIY project for tile installation can be a great idea but the challenges can make it
a tough job as a lot of people end up making mistakes.
This blog by
discusses some of the most common tile installation problems and easy solutions to them!
Uneven surface is one of the most common tile installation problems among homeowners. This is true for both floor
tiles and wall tiles.
If the surface is rough and uneven the installation of the tiles would be uneven too. You
will end up with unwanted gaps, weird angles and overall, a bumpy tile installation.
The even tile installation increases the chances of tripping over. Moreover, this layout may also look ugly,
making the space less functional and less attractive.
You can fix this by making sure the surface is ultra smooth and flat, perfect for installing the tiles. Use
a levelling compound to fill any low spots and also use the sandpaper to make everything seem even. This
will allow your floor tiles or wall tiles to be seamless.
Once the surface is ready for tile installation, the next part is to apply adhesive. A few things can go wrong
here or a combination of them which can cause the problem.
If tile installation is going to be a DIY project, then make sure to follow the instructions on the adhesive
for the best results. Use proper application techniques and apply an even layer, ensuring uniformity to
avoid any weak spots. Allow it enough time to cure and settle down. Also don't forget to double-check the
alignment and positioning of the floor tiles or wall tiles beforehand.
Lippage is yet another common challenge faced while installing tiles. It means that the installed tiles are not
aligned properly, resulting in uneven edges. Just the sight of this is painful to watch, imagine walking on
these floor tiles, a total nightmare. Tile lippage can make the floor tiles or wall tiles useless once
installed. The reinstallation would only cost you extra money and time.
A simple solution to overcome tile lippage is using tile spacers during installation. It will ensure even gaps
between the installed floor tiles or wall tiles. Make sure to adjust any misalignment before you finalize.
Grout lines have both functional and aesthetic purposes. Another common tile installation problem is uneven
grout lines. Grout is a simple material used in between tiles to enhance its durability and appearance. If the
floor tiles or wall tiles are not spaced properly, the uneven grout lines look bad. This can also cause stains,
chips and cracks in the future. Apart from this a lot of homeowners select the wrong grout colour that affects
the overall floor tiles or wall tiles look.
Here are some tips to help with the grout issues while installing tiles:
Generally, surfaces are not symmetrical, be it floor or wall. So, you'll be required to cut the tiles in
different shapes and angles to fit perfectly. It is a tricky task even for the professional, a simple mistake
can make the tile useless. Poorly cut tiles will result in rough edges and unsightly gaps. The problem only gets
It's best to use professional tools such as a tile cutter or a wet saw to cut the tiles with precision. For
DIY enthusiasts give the spare tiles a try with your equipment before cutting the actual ones. Homeowners
can also hire professionals for a seamless tile installation job.
AGL's 360 Tile visualizer can help you install these tiles in the desired layout to plan better.
Tiles come in a variety of types, each suitable for a distinct space. For example, don't swap kitchen tiles with
bathroom tiles because they're designed for specific spaces and may not work well in other areas. A lot of
homeowners end up selecting the wrong tile type which affects their space directly.
Explore the numerous tile options available in the market and choose the one that meets your needs
perfectly. When it comes to bathroom tiles, they need to be durable, water-resistant and non-slip. Whereas
kitchen tiles should be long-lasting, easy to maintain, stain & scratch-proof. Homeowners can also explore
the diverse collection of vitrified tiles, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, marble tiles and more to find the
Just like the varieties, the market is full of tile companies in India. While finding a cheap option a lot of
people end up compromising the quality of the tiles. This causes problems in the long run as the poor-quality
results in chipping, cracking, discolouration and wears out over time.
Installing tiles into your space is like an investment that can help increase the property value. So, treat
it as one and opt for branded tiles. With branded tiles, you get premium quality, endless style & design
options and some of the best products.
AGL Tiles is one such reputable tile company in India offering the best collection of tiles for every need.
You can also visit the display centre to test out the products firsthand.
and wall tiles can surely add charm to your space if installed correctly. These were just some of the
many common tile installation problems you might face. Follow the simple solutions to avoid these mistakes and
create a stunning space with the help of tiles!
AGL Tiles has become a household name, thanks to its versatile, stylish and long-lasting tile collections!
Cracks, discolouration, and crumbling in grout indicate problems. Water stains, mildew, or a hollow sound when tapped are also signs. These suggest weakening and a need for grout repair.
Prevent floor tile cracks by using a flexible adhesive during installation, ensuring a level and stable subfloor, and leaving expansion gaps. Avoid heavy impacts and temperature extremes. Regularly inspect and repair grout lines.
No, uneven tiles are not normal. Properly installed tiles should be level and even. Uneven tiles may indicate poor installation or issues with the underlying surface.