Installing bathroom floor tiles

If you decide to replace the bathroom floor tiles, then you should arm yourself with patience and perseverance. It is a time consuming job, but it’s not that difficult. You should try to do it by yourself as you will save a lot of money.


  1. The first thing you need to do is remove the old tiles. Use a chisel to do the job.
  2. Now, after removing the tiles, make sure that the floor is clean and smooth. Also, use a grease removal solution otherwise the cement won’t stick to the floor.
  3. For cutting the tiles to a specific dimension, use a tape measure and a wet saw (for larger tiles) or a tile cutter (for smaller tiles). Be sure to measure the tiles at least two times before cutting them.
  4. Lay the cut tiles on the floor just to check how they look. Don’t put any adhesive.
  5. Use a notched trowel to apply the adhesive to the tiles. This needs to be applied evenly. Add some adhesive on a small area of the floor too. Let it dry a little before applying the tiles.
  6. Push firmly on each tile when placing them. Start from the middle of the room. Be sure to include spacers and take into consideration the drain.
  7. Let the adhesive dry and set over night.
  8. Now, remove the spacers. Buy some grout and mix it according to the instructions of the manufacturer.
  9. Use a rubber float to apply the grout in the spaces between the tiles. The excess grout can be removed with a wet sponge.
  10. Check the floor for grout haze after an hour and the clean them.
  11. Seal the edges between the toilet, bathtub and sink with mildew resistant silicone or caulk.
  12. After a few days you may mop it clean.
  13. When you go shopping for tiles, let the sales staff know that you need water resistant adhesive, tiles and grout.
  14. You can sometimes install the new tiles over the old ones, but if you want them to have a long life, then it’s best to remove the old tiles.
  15. Always buy extra tiles just in case you brake some.
  16. Always wear safety goggles when you attempt to remove old tiles. Also wear them when cutting tiles.
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