Granite floor design – Granite is a natural stone product used to create countertops and floor tiles. Because it is made of stone, it is incredibly strong and durable granite floor. It’s quite expensive in terms of initial costs, but will last for decades, and may be cheaper than other floor materials in the long run. Most granite flooring products are sold as 12 of 12 tiles. They are available in many different colors and designs, and can be installed with the average DIY homeowner over the course of a weekend.
Now, preparation to install granite floor design over cement. Examine your cement floor. Remove bumps or ridges in cement with grinding machine. Fill cracks or cavities using a specific epoxy sealant. Level out low points by filling them with a concrete leveling compound. Mix this material with water as instructed on the package, then smooth over low areas on the floor using a flap. Clean the floor to remove all remaining dirt, dust and debris. Find the center of the room. Measure the walls to determine the center of each, and then snap a Chalkline from the center of each wall. The point where the two chalklines cut are the center of the room.
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Layout your granite floor design begins in the middle of the room. Do not use the adhesive at this time. Simply fix the tiles in the desired pattern, and cut each plate in size. Wide a thin-set cement bridge over the floor using a toothbrush. Apply enough mortar to cover 2-3 rows of tiles at a time. Set the tray in mortar. Wait for the dirt to dry, then remove the distances. Mix the grout as per the instructions on the package, then pour it over the plates. Use a grout float to drive the mill in the joints between the plates. Clean excess grout from the surface of the plates immediately with a wet cloth or sponge. For joints less than 1/8 inch, use a non-abrasive grout.