To install ceramic tile on stairs, first ensure that the risers and treads are level and then apply a mortar bed. Next, apply the tiles using the thin-set method and grout to finish the job. Ceramic tile can cover stairs made of wood, concrete or steel.
To tile stairs, select a suitable set of traction tiles and place them using cement and making sure they are level. Gather tile-laying material, and employ suitable techniques to ensure all tiles are affixed evenly.
Most ceramic tiles are created through a process called dry pressing or dust pressing. The tile is crafted, dried, pressed and, after being covered in a glaze, is baked in a kiln. The press and kiln help give the tile its tensile properties.
To clean ceramic tile, vacuum it, mop it with water and dish soap, rinse the tile with clean water, scrub and rinse the grout, and dry the tile with towels. This 30-minute process requires a canister vacuum, two buckets, water, dish soap, a sponge mop, a toothbrush and ...
One way to cut ceramic tile is to draw a straight line on the tile with a tile scribe, align the drawn line over the edge of a flat surface, and press to break off the unwanted portion of the tile.
Paint ceramic tile by cleaning the surface, scuffing the tile with sandpaper, repairing any broken tile, applying primer, painting the tile, and sealing the new surface with urethane. Avoid painting tile that has repeated contact with moisture or high traffic.
To paint ceramic tile, clean the surface of the tile thoroughly, sand the tile to create a rougher finish, apply a bonding primer and then paint the tile with latex or epoxy paint. Since different types of tile and finishes can cause the results to vary, test this proce...