Tile Installation Tips From a Tile Expert

Special tricks for special tile

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
  • Bucket
  • Nippers
  • Level
  • Grout float
  • Notched trowel
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses
  • Sanding block
  • Utility knife

You'll also need a tile saw, margin trowel, abrasive pads and a suction cup.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Thin-set mortar
  • Tile
  • Tile spacers
  • Alignment clips
  • Tile backer