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Install a Heated Porcelain Tile Floor

Install a porcelain tile floor by starting with an in-floor heating system. Then install a cement-based underlayment and lay down porcelain tile.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

Use these step-by-step instructions to install a porcelain tile floor that looks just like natural slate.

Heat up your floor with the following projects:

1
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $2,500 - $5,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Install an In-Floor Heating System

Host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to install an in-floor heating system and connect the system's heat strips using a crimping tool.

2
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Make a Tile Grid and Lay Tiles

Host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to mark a grid for tiles and begin the tile-laying process.

3
  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Cut and Grout Tiles

Host Paul Ryan gives step-by-step instructions on how to cut tiles with a wet saw and finish a tile floor by grouting the tile.

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