Take your measurements of the area to be tiled. Always purchase 10% more than needed.
Tile, water, stone, trowel, tape measure, pencils, thin set premixed (dry mix is an option, however, premix is recommended) and sponge. The suggestion is to precut corner tiles wet sponge area as you go.
It is a type of fossil stone and often has nicely preserved fossils.
Fossil Stone is a dense limestone filled with various organic matter.
It is a sedimentary rock with natural variation and mottling.
Fossil stone has the contrast of this matter and the limestone (main stone).
The limestone background makes for striking and beautiful contrast.
Shells, plants, animals and other organic matter that don’t decay, harden with minerals over time and become fossilized.
This process forms fossil stone which is the preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from the past.
It is said that customers consider limestone pale however, it is versatile due to its neutral color.
Here at Stone Tile US we carry limestone in: Limra, Myra Beige, and Wooden Grey.
Limra Limestone Tiles is one of the most preferred and used tiles for inside design.
Limra is one of the whitest natural stones on the market. It is uniform in grain and color.
The surface is very consistent, soft and warm to the touch. It has a thin grain and the background a very uniform. Limra Limestone Tiles can be finished in a variety of ways the most popular is polished and honed.
It is preferred for masonry, stone work, and outdoor walls.
The variation in color of the Limra tile consists of subtle brown dots on a light cream background.
It’s a soft material and the sizes we offer in Limra Polished Limestone Tile is 24×24.
Wooden Gray Polished Limestone Tiles is a grayish marble with vein cuts that give the appearance of a wood finish.
There is a white background with gorgeous gray and black, in very subtle tones, making it very versatile.
We offer Wooden Gray Polished Limestone Tiles in 18×36.
Anatolian Fiorito Deep Brushed Limestone Tiles have a beige/cream color.
The surface has a mostly uniform surface with darker dashes and specs of caramel.
Anatolian Fiorito Deep Brushed Limestone Tiles are available to you from our website in two sizes 12×24, 18×36.
Myra Beige Tumbled French Pattern Limestone Pavers.
Myra Beige Tumbled French Pattern Limestone Pavers for pool deck, patios and more!
6 PIECES OF SET (8X8, 8X16, 16X16, 16X24 1.25)
There are other limestones on the market in various colors.
Limra Limestone has a super small seed like texture.
It is very porous and a sealer is to be applied before and after installation.
Champagne White Limra Limestone falls in the shade family of Cream, Ivory, and White.
Your 1st step in marble travertine Installation should be to seek the advice from licensed, insured professional.
The company you choose should have marble and travertine (natural stone) installation expertise
Always remember don’t to check their customer ratings it will guide you.
If possible a reference/referral from a friend or neighbor with a good experience can be so priceless.
Regardless of how you approach the project do your research.
The same applies if you want to do your own installation, below are general steps further research should be done before beginning the project and more detailed information needs be obtained before laying natural stone tiles.
Floor Tile Installation
1. Always protect your lungs, hands and eyes as you install your marble tiles.
2. Use gloves, face mask and protective goggles.
3. Remove all tiles that are already installed.
4. Clean and dry floor before you start installation.
5. Use the longest level you can find and level the floor.
6. Sand bumps and fill holes with thin-set cement make sure it dries.
7. Lay a plywood if the floor is still not even.
8. Check for change in height, no more than ¼ inch or 6 mm with distance of 10 feet or 3 mm.
9. Use your finger nails to check for cracks or irregularities on the surface of the tile, If there is a crack don’t use it will break during the installation.
Floor Tile Installation
10. Take measurements, layout on paper, decide on the pattern of layout and draw the pattern to scale.
11. Try not to cut tiles if possible leave full-sized, keep strips 2 inches (5 cm) wide and long.
12. Measure the center of the room and light mark with a pencil.
13. Do a dry-run by placing your tiles within the grid before actually laying them.
14. Add a layer of thin-set adhesive on the floor with a notched trowel.
15. Lay stone tile us marble tiles firmly in the thin-set adhesive.
16. Use spacers to position the marble tiles.
17. Use level to check the tiles.
18. Take measurements of any partial tiles needed
19. To fit in the edges along the walls or odd spaces, use a wet saw to cut the tiles and prevent cracking.
20. Leave tiles 24-48 hours to allow for complete drying completely.
Floor Tile Installation
21. Seal the marble.
22. Use grout, or mortar, to fill in spaces between the tiles.
23. Use a moist sponge to dampen the spaces between the tiles.
24. Then fill spaces with cement.
25. Push it into the spaces to create a tight fight.
26. Clean any grout on top of the tiles as you go while still damp.
27. Squeegee is use to spread out the grout.
28. Wipe down the tile surface with a clean sponge
29. Let the grout to dry.
30. Then Seal the grout.
Proper planning makes for smooth process to Install Kitchen Tile Back Splash.
Make a list, have everything assembled before getting started.
Get at least 10% to 20% extra for breakage and trim.
BASIC Back Splash Tile Materials:
Chalk (for lines)
Thinset or tile adhesive
(Buy the correct amount of thinset/adhesive as it is to hold the tile on the wall)
Use two thirds of the thickness of the tile being set.
(The trowel is for spreading the adhesive “combs” it onto the surface)
Insures that installation is done on an even surface, if the floor is not even sand or remove excess material.
(Are to insure the lines between the tiles are properly spaced, usually 1/16 inch to 1/2 inch for kitchen walls.
The average being 1/8 inch grout line which is pleasing to the eye.)
The wet tile saw is circular and cuts with water lubrication.
You can make straight cut with the tile saw only, not nippers.
It is suggested to rent a wet saw, if you don’t know someone that will share theirs with you.
If you plan on doing more projects buy good wet saw.
(Wet Saw has a range of prices but will be a couple hundred dollars).
One hundred and fifty dollars is the average cost.
(For wall tile installation these maybe all you need, however you should always have additional nippers)
Practice cut on cheap tiles first with nippers and/or tile saw
(Snap/Rail cutter is usually about $20)
You’ll need a rubber grout float to apply the grout after the tile is set and a grout is dry.
Non-sanded grouts are used for narrow areas
There will be many colors to choose from. Stores will have a sample palate that can be matched against the tiles to ensure correct color. Choice of: Non-sanded grouts are used for narrow areas up to 1/8″, Sanded grouts are used for areas from 1/8″ to 3/4″ and more.
Sponge will wipe off the excess grout from the tile.
Remember to get Cleaning Cloths.
Add Goggles to your list.
Use a Pencil to write everything down and you will need it again.
A Hammer needs to be on your list
Rubber Gloves will protect your hands
Knee Pads keep your knees from bruising.
Mosaics Tile sheets are curved on all sides, giving them the ability to fit together with a seamless finish.
It is the art of creating an assemblage of small pieces of natural stone creating a complete pattern for use on floor,
walls, back splashes, kitchen, and bathroom. It is a technique used to create interior or artistic design.
Install Kitchen Tile Back Splash
Lay tiles before using adhesive and then tiles can be cut with a knife on grout lines.
Take measurements-measure to center of the room.
Use a pencil to mark the corners then remove tiles. Begin at each corner and mark chalk lines to make a box for the field tile.
Mix thinset to a thick creamy consistency, allow it sit for 10 minutes. Then use a notch towel 1/4 x 1/4 and then set tiles.
Inlay tiles with a margin trowel and lay them in place.
To get wall tiles to size cut with a wet saw,you can use a tile nipper for small tight areas.
Are one and the same with measurement of 1.25″ or 2″ thick.
Stair Treads are usually sold as pool coping, one side is bullnosed for a rounded edge and that makes it perfect for
pool edges, or any other project where such a finish is needed.
Stair treads and pool coping in natural stone comes with the convenience of high quality and easy installation.
They have a tumbled surface, and this makes them ideal for any area where a safe smooth edge is needed.
Square corners may not always be appropriate or safe especially in the pool area.
Rounded sides, act as an exposed edge and protector.
We offer pool copings/stair treads in marble and travertine sizes:
4×9, 6×12, 12×12, 12×24, 16×24
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