How to Lay Polished Porcelain Tile How to Lay Polished Porcelain Tile
Polished porcelain tiles are made from clay. These durable and shiny ceramic tiles are non-porous and resistant to moisture and chemicals. You can easily install your own polished porcelain tiles with the right tools and materials.
Step 1 – Measuring the Area
Use your tape measure to determine the measurements of the area you are going to tile. Use the measurements to determine the number of tiles you will need for the job. Write down the measurements on a piece of paper.
Step 2 – Laying the Tiles
Use your trowel to apply the mortar to a small area. Be sure to work in even strokes. Lay your tiles over the mortar making sure they are positioned properly. Insert spacers between the tiles. If necessary, use your wet saw to cut any tiles that need to be fit into the space. Repeat the process until the entire area is tiled. Use a damp sponge to wipe any residue from the tiles. Allow the mortar enough time to dry completely.
Step 3 – Grouting the Tiles
Use a trowel to apply the grout to the spaces between the tiles. Be sure to press the grout into all of the crevices. Wipe off any grout residue with a damp sponge.