How to Install Natural Stone Tile

Tile a tub surround with beautiful marble tile in a weekend—without spending a fortune

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Level
  • Grout float
  • Jigsaw
  • Notched trowel
  • Utility knife
  • Taping knife

Diamond blade wet saw, margin trowel , carbide grit hole saws, carbide grit jigsaw blade, drill tiling sponge

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Tile backer board
  • 4 mil poly
  • Cement board screws
  • Alkali-resistant mesh tape
  • Thin-set mortar
  • Tile spacers
  • Grout Caulk
  • Tile sealer