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How to Install Tile Diagonally in a Hallway

Replacing worn out carpeting in a hallway with more durable tile adds both utility and beauty. DIYers with moderate skills can easily tackle this project.

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Materials

  • cement backer board
  • thin-set mortar
  • 1-1/4" screws
  • fiberglass mesh tape
  • tiles
  • multipurpose thin-set mortar
  • transition thresholds
  • grout
  • water
  • sponges

Tools

  • tile spacers
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • screwdrivers
  • putty knife
  • utility knife
  • straightedge
  • vacuum
  • safety goggles
  • gloves
  • pliers
  • scoring tool
  • respirator mask
  • masonry bit
  • drill
  • notched trowel
  • tape measure
  • chalk line
  • tile cutter
  • tile nippers
  • grout float
  • lint-free towels

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