Simple Guidelines to Level Cement Floors for Tiling
When you are going to lay the tiles, you will require a smooth, flat, solid base. Generally, a cement floor can be a good base, unless it is cracked, pockmarked or it has low spots. In that case, it can possibly create a pressure differential below the tiles which in turn can cause the tiles for cracking over time. In order to prevent this, you need to apply liquid leveler over the floor before you are going to tile. It is a thin compound which spreads out almost as thinly as the water, then sets like stone, filling in all of those cracks and low spots. At this time, this article is going to deliver some simple guidelines to level cement floors for tiling.
The first thing that you should do is to clean the cement floor by using a broom in order to remove the loose debris.
The second thing is to set the level on the floor in one corner of the room. You can start moving it across the floor, searching for the low spots in the surface, which is based on where there are gaps and spaces under the level.
The third thing is to draw the wide circles by using your pencil in order to indicate the location of the low spots. You need to repeat and continue in moving the level across the floor and also marking all the spots.
The fourth thing is to open liquid floor leveling compound. You should pour it over the low spots and any cracks or holes in the floor, starting in the furthest corner from the doorway. You need to carefully pour it, letting it fill up the spots and cracks and level itself out, and also taking care not to let it flow outside those areas.
Lastly, you need to fill the rest of the low spots and cracks and backing out the room as you go. After that, you can let it set for 24 hours. So, your floor is ready for tiling.