Installing Tile

Follow these step-by-step instructions for laying out and installing tile on floors and walls. Learn how to tile a kitchen backsplash yourself in a weekend and see how using tile in your bathroom can give the room a new look. Follow our tips for laying a tile floor to ensure the results are top-notch. Follow our how-tos for repairing chipped or cracked tile flooring. Whether you want to patch up existing tile or replace it altogether, we have advice to help get the job done. We share the differences between tile types: ceramic tile, porcelain tile, hard-bodied tile, terra-cotta tile, cement-bodied tile, quarry tile, and saltillo tile. We also help clear up the technical terms including what it means for tile to be glazed, bisque, cured, extruded, or fired. Read these tile guides before purchasing the materials for your next project. And don't forget about tile maintenance! Whether you have a pro install your tile or do it yourself, you'll want to make sure it stays in top form for years to come. Reference our care and maintenance tips to keep your tile looking great.

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