Install a Ceramic Tile Floor in the Bathroom

Lay new ceramic tile over an old vinyl floor.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Knee pads
  • Caulk gun
  • T-square
  • Drywall saw
  • Notched trowel
  • Bucket
  • Cordless drill
  • Dust mask
  • Grout float
  • Safety glasses
  • Tape measure
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife

You'll also need these specialty tools for working with tile and backer board:
Scoring knife, Margin trowel, Tile cutter, 4-in. diamond blade, Drill mixer, Offset saw, Tile cutter, Nippers, Wet saw You can also use an angle grinder for cutting tile.

See the additional information for a Materials List.