set tiles down following reference point
cut feature strips to correct length
Set the Tiles Down
Set the first tile down at the reference point. Be sure it is correctly aligned. Then, set down the feature strip and the next tile. Once you have three full tiles down, you work your way out from the sides (Image 1).
Note: Install tiles before glue skins over and starts to dry.
Tiles cut easily with a 12" vinyl tile cutter (Image 2) that you can rent for approximately $35 a day.
Use a utility knife to cut the feature strips to the correct length (Image 3).
When you have a piece of tile that has angles you need to cut, you can heat the tile with a torch (follow the line) to make it more flexible, then cut along the line with a utility knife (Image 4).
Note: A torch will work on most vinyl tiles, but test it first on an extra tile to make sure.