Knowing how to put your kitchen or bathroom tiles up properly is as much to do with knowing about the right adhesives and grout to use as is the way you handle the tiles themselves

A little basic knowledge can go along way to save you time, money and frustrating wasted effort!

Floor tiles are placed into categories based on their resistance to wear. In order to make sure that you get the best out of your tiles and to avoid the risk of premature wear, it is important to make sure the tiles chosen are for the correct application. There are clearly stated areas where a particular tile is suitable for only and a rating is given on a scale relating to the abrasion resistance of glazed floor tiles. This can range from very low foot traffic that is walked on with bare feet only, light traffic, which needs to be walked on with only slippers or soft-soled shoes, to a rating where heavy or abrasive traffic is anticipated.

It is important to remember to choose the correct adhesive for use with your tiles. There are quite a few different types available, ranging from splash proof to water resistant, so make sure you buy the right adhesive for where your tiles are being fitted. The type of adhesive required also depends on what surface the tiles are being fixed to. If you are laying floor tiles make sure you use adhesive for the floor, as it has flexible properties to avoid damaging your floor tiles.

If you are doing your own tiling, it's important to choose the correct adhesive and grout.The questions that you have to ask are: