Tips for Installing Tile

Easier installation, less frustration

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Angle grinder
  • Cordless drill
  • Framing square
  • Grout float
  • Knee pads
  • Level
  • Bucket
  • Nippers
  • Notched trowel
  • Trowel
  • Utility knife

You'll also need a margin trowel, rubber gloves, a sponge and a tile saw.

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Tile
  • Thin-set mortar
  • Grout
  • Latex additive
  • Floor leveler
  • Wood strips
  • Drywall screws