Step 1

Prep the Room

Remove any furniture and appliances. Score the joint between the top of the baseboard and the wall with a utility knife cutting through any caulking and paint (image 1), and then remove the baseboard with a pry bar (image 2). Use a scrap piece of thin lumber against the wall to protect it when levering the baseboard away from the wall. Use care so that the baseboards may be reused.

Step 2

test fit the tiles and layout

Test Fit the Tiles

Start laying the floor on the longest wall and lay a row of tiles to make sure you don't end up with a small piece on the end. If you do, cut a tile in half and lay it against the longest wall and lay out the tiles again to see if you end with a large enough piece.

Step 3

Cut the Door Casings

Place a piece next to the doorjamb to determine the correct height to set the jamb saw (image 1). Cut the casing and pry out the pieces with a screwdriver (image 2).

Step 4

cut tiles for door casings

Cut the Tiles for the Door Casing

Slide the tile under the casing and mark the cut points. Extend the lines using a speed square and make the cutout with a jigsaw.

Step 5

Install the Tiles

Set the first full tile in place. The second and subsequent tiles just snap on to the preceding tile (image 1). Snug the tiles together with a tapping block. Straight cuts can be made on a sliding compound miter saw (image 2).