Matt Muenster's Top 10 Tiling Tricks

Matt Muenster, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network's Bath Crashers and Bathtastic!, shares his tricks for doing a top-notch tiling job.
The Perfect Way to Lay Tile

Tips for Laying a Perfect Tile Floor

 

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Tiling your bathroom can be an easy task if you follow Matt Muenster's tiling tips and tricks to a T.

  • Use spacers to keep everything spaced evenly.
  • Apply all solid tiles before cutting the odd pieces.
  • Order 10 percent more than you actually need.
  • Start with a ledger board.
  • Have a helper cut the tiles for you.
  • Mark the cuts with a grease pencil.
  • Use a diamond-tipped bit to drill holes in the tile.
  • Let the tile dry for 24 hours before grouting.
  • Lay out all the tiles before installing them.
  • Apply sealer to the grout every six months.
  • Measure the space you're tiling accurately.
  • Remember, preparation is 75 percent of the job.
  • Always seal natural stone, like slate, before grouting.

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