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First measure the area to be tiled. Calculate the area in square meter or square feet and insert your measurement in "Tile Calculator" built in with this app. Calculator will let you know the approximate boxes you need to order for the particular tile size. Area covered per box depends on the tile size you choose. Once you are aware of tile boxes you require then contact your nearest Swiss Ceramic retailer to order the number of boxes you need for your project. Tiles are produced in batches, and it is important to make sure you have enough tiles from the same batch for your project, so order slightly more than you need. Any extras can be stored for future repairs. Check the batch number on the packaging as soon as you take delivery to make sure the tiles are from same batch.
Time spent on proper preparation makes the fixing easier, quicker and ensures a better finish. New concrete must be at least six weeks old and thoroughly dry before fixing floor tiles. The surface must be smooth, flat and free from dirt and grease. Uneven surfaces can be improved with levelling compound. Mark a chalk line on the floor down the centre of the room parallel to the most suitable wall. Lay the tiles down this line and then work towards the wall you think is best. Avoid small cuts, as they can be difficult to cut and do not look professional.
To help you work out where to place your tiles, make a tiling gauge from a piece of straight wooden batten. Use this to estimate how many tiles you'll need. Mark out the horizontal rows with pencil - be sure to use a spirit level to ensure they're horizontal. Tack the batten along first pencil line so that the tiles can be positioned against it. Do the same to identify where to place the vertical lines - start at a corner and use a plumb line to fix the position accurately.