Installing laminate stone flooring and pebble tiles

My favorite type of laminate stone flooring is the new pebble flat work I see in fancier homes. Pebble flooring tiles are easy to install and they look great. They look great on floors and walkways.

pebble flooring

Pebble tiles are usually 12-inch square tiles that are used mainly for outdoor applications. These days, I’m seeing a lot more uses for indoor pebble tiles.

Bathrooms, kitchens, exercise rooms, and laundries are some of the more common places for pebble tiles They look great, but you need to be sure to get what you want.

For example, if you will be walking barefoot on the pebble tile flooring, you will want a very flat type of pebble like river pebbles with a varnished or lacquered finish.

bathroom flooring

If your project is outside, then use the style that tickles your fancy.

I have used photos from the site, Natural Stone Outlet. I’m not affiliated with them, but they have some beautiful tiles at good prices, so I’ll give them a plug.

stone floor installation

The installation of pebble flooring is fairly simple. You just need to apply the tile adhesive to the floor just like any tile or vinyl flooring.

rock tiles
Gently apply the tile in place without pressing too hard. You will need to try to line up the pebble tiles so there are no gaps.

installing tile
The tiles will need to be patted in place to stick to the adhesive. A flat type of trowel works best for this.

sealing pebble tile
You will want to put a sealant coat that will protect the under flooring material and will also make the pebbles shinier.

grout pebble
Next, you will need to grout the pebble tiles. You can color the grout to match the pebbles or to contrast the colors.

how to grout pebble tile
You will then wash the surface of the tile to clean the grout away just like regular stone tiles. Once the grout is dry, you can add another coat of sealant if you want, but it isn’t mandatory.

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