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

  1. How to Tile Bathroom Floors

    An old vinyl floor can be a good base for ceramic tile if the floor is stiff enough and the vinyl is properly prepared—eliminating the problem of tearing it up. This article explains what to look for and how to do it.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Cut Tile With a Grinder

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    Learn to cut perfect circles, holes and other cutouts in stone and ceramic tile. It's quick and easy using an angle grinder and diamond blade.

  2. How to Build a Shower Pan

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    Learn how to build a custom-sized, waterproof shower pan for a curved shower enclosure by following these clear, detailed photos and step-by-step instructions.

  3. Selecting a Tile Backer Board

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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.

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