In an insightful YouTube video by The Maker, they offer tips and tricks in tiling that can genuinely make a difference in ensuring a successful tiling service.
To start, assess the stability of the tiles. One ingenious method is gently tapping around the tiles and listening for hollow sounds.
When there are empty spaces underneath a tile, the sound will differ. Mark these areas for further inspection.
Once the hollow spots are marked, grab a hand drill and carefully create small holes between the tiles somewhere close to those marked areas. Now comes the secret weapon: thinset or mortar mixed with water. This concoction should be inserted into the drilled holes, allowing it to fill the hollow spaces beneath the tiles.
After you’ve applied the thinset or mortar, ensure to wipe off any spills. Then, add some weight to the area and let the newly fixed areas rest undisturbed for 24 hours. The weight will allow the tile to sit correctly. To confirm success, try tapping those areas again.
With these clever tips and tricks, one can enhance the quality and durability of their tiling projects. Now enjoy the satisfaction of a great job done!.