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Learn to lay tile on countertops, floors, showers and walls with these tiling projects and expert tips.

  1. Selecting a Tile Backer Board

    Tile needs to be installed on a backer board to keep the assembly stiff, otherwise the assembly will flex at the grout joints, allowing water to seep behind the tile and rot the substructure. Here's how to choose the best tile backer board for your project.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Repair Grout That's Cracking

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    Is the grout between your floor tiles cracking or, worse, crumbling away? There are a few probable causes, but before you tear up the tile and start over, try this quick fix.

  2. How to Cut a Hole in Tile

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    Splicing ceramic tile around pipes and plumbing fixtures looks tacky. Cutting holes in tile makes the job look more professional. Here's how to do it.

  3. Modern Tile Installation Tips

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    Wondering what's new in tile installation? A tile expert shares his tips for dealing with porcelain, glass and other modern tiles and materials.

  4. How to Replace a Towel Bar

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    Replace old towel bars, soap dishes, corner shelves and other ceramic fixtures on ceramic tile walls without breaking the tile or cutting into the walls. Or, if the only problem is the towel bar itself (it’s missing, it’s broken, or it’s just plain ugly), just replace it with a spring-loaded one. ...

  5. Install a Ceramic Tile Floor in the Bathroom

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    Give your old, worm out vinyl floor a new look with elegant tile. We'll show you how to save hundreds of dollars by installing the floor yourself. Even if you don't have any tile experience, you can tile your bathroom floor in a weekend and end up with a great looking, durable floor.

  6. How to Install Marble Tile Floor: A Tumbled Stone Entryway

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    A tumbled marble medallion adds a distinctive tile feature to any room. The medallion is preassembled, so it's easy to install and makes a tile floor that's durable and beautiful. This story shows tiling an entryway, but you can use the same techniques in a bathroom or kitchen with equally dramatic results.

  7. Remove Ceramic Tile From a Concrete Floor

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    If you don't have room for another layer of tile over an old tile floor, you’ll have to scrap off the old tile. It's a tough job, but the right tools will make it go faster.

  8. Remodel a Bathroom with Marble Mosaic and Limestone Tile

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    Transform your bath with natural stone. We'll show you how to incorporate stone in three crucial areas of a bath: vanity, shower/tub and floor. The stone in this story runs the gamut from a 500-pound slab of limestone on a whirlpool deck to 5/8-inch pieces arranged in a shower wall mosaic.

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