Attaching an underlayment of cement board to sub flooring provides a level and sturdy surface to which bathroom tile can be easily attached. After the thin set has dried for 2 days work in small sections to spread more thin set over the cement board and lay the tile on top of it.
Because this is a larger tile i m using a trowel.
How to tile bathroom floor. How to tile and grout a bathroom floor. Always check the tile manufacturer s instructions to see whether your tiles need sealing when you are advised to do this and what sealant to use. In a new bathroom it s best to tile the floor before installing the toilet sink pedestal and bath if it s a freestanding design then fit them on top of the tiles.
Lowe s walks you through tiling a bathroom floor step by step in this how to video. To tile a bathroom floor start by spreading a layer of thin set mortar onto the entire subfloor with a notched trowel. The bottom layer when laying bathroom floor tiles is concrete backer.
For drier areas like a kitchen backsplash you can use tile adhesive or mastic. Using a circular saw cut panels to fit measured bathroom and use a jigsaw to cut holes as needed to accommodate the toilet and other bathroom fixtures. In this beginners tutorial i show how to set out your tiles how to cut and lay tiles how to mix and apply adhesive.
And if you re wondering no you can t just install the bathroom tile floors on top of the plywood subfloors. Installing bathroom tile is a great diy project that can truly transform a bathroom thehomedepot homeimprovement diysubscribe to the home depot. Plywood just like all wood products expands and contracts so it s not a good surface for tile.
To install the tile i m mixing up some thinset mortar and applying it to the floor with a notched trowel. Then place cement board on top of it to reinforce the floor. The rule of thumb is to use thinset mortar as your tile adhesive in wet areas.