Measure the area: Measure the walls where you want to install the tiles to determine how many tiles you’ll need. It’s a good idea to add 10% more tiles to your order in case of any mistakes or breakages during installation.
Prepare the surface: Make sure the surface where you will be installing the tiles is clean, dry, and free of any debris. If you’re installing over drywall, use a backer board or cement board for added strength and durability.
Plan the layout: Plan out the layout of your tiles before you begin installation. This will ensure that you have a balanced and visually appealing design. You can use tile spacers to create even grout lines.
Apply adhesive: Apply adhesive to the wall using a trowel. Spread the adhesive evenly, covering a small area at a time.
Install tiles: Start at the bottom of the wall and work your way up. Press each tile firmly into the adhesive, making sure it’s level and flush with the neighboring tiles.
Cut tiles: Use a tile cutter or tile saw to cut tiles to size as needed. You may need to cut tiles to fit around corners, windows, or other obstacles.
Grout: Once the adhesive has dried, use a rubber float to apply grout between the tiles. Remove any excess grout with a damp sponge.
Seal: Finally, seal the tiles with a grout sealer to protect them from moisture and stains.