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Tiling a Floor

This DIY Basic will provide tips on tiling a floor.

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Step 1: Watch an Overview Video

Step 2: Choose Tiles

Large tiles are best used in large spaces; they can dominate a small room.

To buy the correct number of tiles, take the square footage of the room to your home supply store.

Step 3: Mix Thinset and Grout the Tiles

Mix only as much thinset as you can use up in 15 or 20 minutes. You can use unsanded grout in joints less than 1/8 inch wide. Larger joints need sanded grout.

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