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Tile has been around for thousands of years, and modern materials provide hundreds of design options. Not only does tile afford the installer a lot of creativity in the finished look of the project, but as a flooring material it does not burn, fade or easily stain when properly installed. It resists wear and can feasibly last as long as the substrate that supports it. The following are a few tips to keep in mind for your next installation.

A visual reference can make it easier to design a room’s tile layout. Sketch a scale drawing of the living space on graph paper, including measurements, walls and any other obstacles. Tile is sold in square-foot quantities, and graphing the area can help determine the quantity needed. Also, it’s wise to order about 7-percent extra to account for waste pieces and to have a little left over in case repairs are required.
Not only do tile subfloors need to be perfectly flat, but also strong and rigid. Any give or flexibility in the subfloor can lead to cracks in the grouts joints. Jump on the flooring in several areas of the room. If there are any signs of movement, then the floor should be reinforced prior to laying tile.

For floor tile, check the room for square. Use the 3-4-5 rule to check that the corners form right angles. Measure and mark a point 4 feet from the center along one wall. Measure and mark a point 3 feet from the center on the intersecting wall. A diagonal line between the two points should measure 5 feet if the chalk lines are at 90 degrees. In large rooms you can double the ratio (i.e., 6-8-10). If the room is less than 1/8-in. out of square within 10 feet, it can usually be disguised within the layout. However, if one wall is significantly out of square, then lay out the floor so the tapered tiles will run along the least noticeable wall.

For floor tile, check for level and flatness. Checking for level is particularly important if you’ll be adding wall tile. Set a 4-ft. level on the edge of a long, straight 2×4 to read over a large area. Swivel the boards to find and dips or bumps. Minor depressions can be built up with building paper, but a liquid floor leveler may be required for bigger dips. Plywood subfloors with high spots can be belt-sanded.

For wall tile, make sure the walls are plumb. With out-of-plumb walls, the tiles will necessarily have to taper in width as they progress up the corners, which can be very noticeable and unsightly on a wall. It may even be necessary to remove the wallboard and shim the framing or install new studs to ensure plumb walls. See more info at air conditioning service near me .

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Benefits of Waterproof Wall Panels

Easy and fast to install
PVC panels are user friendly. They can easily be cut to size and, compared to tiles, take about half the time to install because they dont require grout. They’re perfect for the DIYer and alleviate the hassle of hiring a contractor.
PVC panels are cheaper than traditional tile installations which require added materials like grout and special tools. PVC panels are easy to install so there’s no need to hire an expensive contractor.
Resistant to Water, Mold & Mildew
PVC panels are perfect for wet areas in rooms like baths, kitchens and basements because they’re water repellent and resist mold and mildew.
You don’t have to forgo functionality for a fashionable look. PVC panels look beautiful in any environment while offering a host of benefits including repelling water and mildew-resistance. They’re easy to install and maintain and beautiful to behold.
Minimal maintenance
PVC panels are easy to keep clean. Their smooth surface resists dirt and they wipe clean with a cloth so no harsh cleaning chemicals are needed.
PVC is 100% recyclable and can be taken to any plastic recycling facility.

Installs in Half the Time of Grouted Wall Tile

Two Dumawall panels going together
Unique interlocking edges, no grout needed
Dumawall panel being glued onto a wall
Glue on to almost any surface with Loctite® PowerGrab® Ultimate construction adhesive
Dumawall panel being nailed onto a wall stud
Or use hidden nails or staples onto studs

High-tech, Engineered Composition

Duma Wall Layers Explanation
  1. Protective Top Layer
  2. Realistically Printed Multicolored Film
  3. Intermediate High-Quality Stability Layer
  4. Rigid Core Board Technology

How Does DumaWall® Compare?

Traditional Tiles DumaWall
Fast and Easy Installation
Clean Work
Budget Friendly
Easy Maintenance
No Dirty Grouting
Light Material
Feels Warm to the Touch
Easy to Cut
No Transition Trims