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Tile Floor Installation: How to Prepare and Lay Tile



Tile installation is a great way to transform any living space, and we’ve got every step and tool you’ll need to complete the project. Check out the Tile Installation playlist for guides on backsplash, fireplace and other tiling projects: https://bit.ly/2IuiVBm

Before you work through tile floor installation, you must ensure the subfloor is appropriate for floor tiling. Once that is secured, you can begin tile floor installation by measuring the area, finding the middle spot in the room and installing tile floor from that spot outward. For other helpful tips and instructions on how to install tile floor, check out the “How to Lay Tile Flooring” guide: https://thd.co/2rc74Oo

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31 comments

  1. Great video.

  2. Thanks for making this video. It is my favorite one on the subject and I used it throughout my project. I like that it is straight to the point and doesn't waste time with off-the-cuff comments. While I appreciate the effort, videos made by contractors are painful to watch. The usually take a long time to explain something. Most of these videos are made by people with poor communication skills.

  3. Good job. Thanks

  4. very nice bravooooo

  5. waw very nice

  6. Very good video.

  7. Hmm, I have a floor tiling project coming up soon and there are tiles on those floors already. Can I tile over or should I remove those old tiles first?

  8. great demonstration

  9. Excellent video, thanks for the effort!

  10. nice video

  11. Very instructionnal video, thanks!

  12. very good tutorial!
    thank you very much!

  13. good job^_^,

  14. Seems very informative. I learned a lot, but still have a lot to learn before trying this. I think starting with a small area if possible at first would be great

  15. One of the best 'how to…' videos on youtube.

  16. hey man if you never try it own your own you'll never lear. awesome video home depot. thanks. best video yet!

  17. very, very clear and professionally communicated. Thank you.

  18. Why is the cabinet installed before the floor?  No reason for that in this installation.

  19. Please Note, pro only installs!!, home owners and back yard handymen screw it up every time. min of 5 years exp befor you try it on your own

  20. Is it ok to install the wood look floor tile real close together so that we don't grout it?

  21. Great installation video. Job well done!

  22. Razvan Adrian Solea

    weird way of having ceramic tiles onto wood and also the furniture should be on the ceramic instead of just leaving them where they are and just avoid laying the ceramics under them… lol

  23. I just laid my sub floor cement board. I'm nervous doing the tiles.

  24. Hi home depot. Your videos are excellent and inspired me to do these renovations my self. I dont have a big house and the areas I need to tile are only about 5' x 7'. Question, my house came with a built in bench and I think its just made with brick. Whats the easiest way to demolish this?

  25. I used to install flooring, and the answer to 1:30, is,. I'm not telling. I can;t be the only one with this answer.

  26. Excellent complete installation video. Good job.

  27. I think it's hilarious how all of these "experts" appear in the comments of videos like this.  If you're really and expert, why did you search "how to tile a floor" on youtube?

  28. Wet cutter is used only for natural stone or for these tiles which cannot be cut with manual cutter…Manual cutter is always used for big or small jobs since its faster way of cutting tiles… Wet cutter is too slow…You use wet cutter when you really need it…

  29. It does not make any sense to use a wet saw on large jobs. You can cut 10 tiles on a hand cutter for every 1 tile you cut on a wet saw. You should only use a wet saw when you can't use a hand cutter.

  30. I've watched tons of videos on this subject and this one is by far the most informative and best produced. Great job. Lots of valuable information.

  31. travertinepolishing

    Very detailed process. Always enlightening to have professional advice at your fingertips. Keep up the good work.