How to install travertine tile

How to install travertine tile?

Travertine tile can be installed on concrete. If you have sand based, you need to use Stone Pavers. You can find Travertine Paver Installation instruction on this page

Travertine tiles are great addition to your living spaces, like bathroom, kitchen or rooms. You can also use for outside on concrete. You can also find travertine tiles on sale, on this page. 

Before starting installation, gather all the equipments. Here are the steps:
  1. Prepare your surface: Remove any dirts, any existing flooring. Surface needs to be clean and smooth. If there is any crack on the concrete, you need to fix them, otherwise in the near future, your tiles might be broken.  If you have any tree roots, you need to be careful with them also. 

  2. Prepare your tiles: Tiles should not be wet, make sure to clean them beforehand. If you have multi-colored tiles, select them randomly and lay out. If you have French Pattern (Versailles) Tiles, follow the layout instructions. 

  3. Install travertine tiles: Mark your lay out with chalk. Leave room for grout. Mix thinset, according to the package instructions. When it is ready, apply it to the back of the tiles and lay them down. If you need to cut or give curve to your tiles, carefully do so with wet saw. Press each tile firmly.

  4. Let it dry: After installing the tiles, wait about 24 hours. 

  5. Grout: After 24 hours passed, you can put grout in between the tiles and cover the holes on tiles. Wipe off any excess grout and clean the tiles. 

  6. Seal tiles: After grout, you can seal your tiles to protect your investment. For interiors, it will last you for years. If you install tiles outside, we suggest to reseal every 5 - 7 years.  

  7. Enhancer: If you want to see your tiles always shiny or wet looking, you can use enhancer and apply on tiles. 

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