How To Install Ceramic and Porcelain Floor Tile

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Once your surface is prepared, you will need to lay out the tiles on the floor before they are installed. No matter what kind of tile you are installing, the layout procedures will generally be the same. Watch our  for more information on the types of tile available.

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The keys to success in tiling are the guide or layout lines. They show you where to start laying the tile and are arranged so the tile is evenly centered in the room.

Layout lines must be square otherwise you will end up with odd-shaped tiles at the walls. The best way to ensure square lines is to make a floor plan by drawing the walls of the room as accurately as possible on a sheet of grid paper. Be sure to include doorways and floor obstructions such as cabinets and fixtures.

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