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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.

Materials

  • cement backer board
  • grout
  • tiles
  • wires
  • wire connectors
  • thinset
  • sealant tape
  • terminal boards
  • transformer
  • 1-1/4" galvanized roofing nails
  • Portland-based thinset

Tools

  • bucket
  • gloves
  • safety glasses
  • sponge
  • chalk line
  • drill
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • trowel
  • wet saw
  • paddle bit
  • crimping tool
  • float
  • power nailer
  • stapler
  • 3/16" square-notched trowel
  • mixing paddle

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