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Almost anyone, even those with little experience, can take on the job of laying down a brand new tile flooring for your space. One just has to remember to plan ahead for the detailed job and analyze the steps you will take ahead of the process. Additionally, paying careful attention to each detail witll make your job turn out better. Don’t forget to the underlying layer, plot out your pattern in advance, make cuts, always apply the mastic, lay down all the tiles, and then do the grout.

Key Takeaways:

  • Putting a new tile floor is expensive, but with proper planning an inexperienced homeowner can do the job.
  • The main steps to laying tile are to prepare a base or substrate, cut tile to room, apply glue or mastic, lay tiles, and grout tile.
  • As with any DIY home project, careful measurement, thorough preparation, and research will help ensure the project is a success.

“If you lay new tile over old tile, the original tile and grout must be securely attached.”

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