How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make tile stand up to Mother Nature

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • Bucket
  • Chalk line
  • Level
  • Framing square
  • Grout float
  • Knee pads
  • Notched trowel
  • Notched trowel - U-notched trowel
  • Shop vacuum

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Ceramic tile
  • Floor leveler
  • Crack isolation membrane
  • Exterior-grade thinset mortar
  • Exterior-grade grout
  • Tiling sponge
  • Exterior caulk
  • Tile spacers
  • Gloves
  • Tile Sealer