To tile a bathroom, spread mortar on the floor evenly, and secure tiles on top of it. Insert tile spacers in between tiles for even lines, and then apply grout to the spaces.
- Trace the pattern
Decide which pattern you would like to use, and then use the tiles to trace the basic pattern at the center of the floor.
- Trace for cut outs
Trace a few tiles that must be cut for toilets, drain covers and cabinets.
- Cut the tiles
Use a wet saw to cut tiles that need to be cut, and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
- Mix the mortar
Mix the mortar according to the instructions of the manufacturer. It should be a thick, malleable consistency.
- Spread the mortar
Spread the mortar with a notched trowel, and use the trowel at an angle to create a series of lines on the mortar.
- Place the first tile
Place the first tile down on the mortar, and move it slightly to ensure it's snug.
- Lay down a second tile
Apply more mortar, if needed, and lay down a second tile next to the first. Insert a tile spacer between the two tiles.
- Install the remaining tiles
Continue to install tiles until the entire floor is covered, and then allow the mortar to dry overnight.
- Apply the grout
Apply grout in between each tile in place of the spacers, and then wait 24 hours to apply grout sealer.