Tips, tricks and the steps it takes to install marble tile. Get the scoop to determine if it’s something you think you can do yourself, or if it’s a job you’d prefer to leave to the professionals.
Marble flooring has been a dream of mine, it turned out absolutely stunning, and we saved big by doing it ourselves.
There are many ways to prep the walls and floors prior to installing tile. We used plastic behind a concrete board on the shower and concrete board on the floors.
Before laying the tile add some water to the powdered thinset. Stores usually carry both white and gray. I always use white since it is a little bit cheaper but stronger than gray.
LAYING THE TILE
After waiting for the tile to setup (usually about 12-24 hours) take the time to prep your tile for grout.
PREP FOR GROUT
Grout is much more forgiving than thinset when mixing, it needs to be runny enough to be able to fill in the gaps but dry enough that it stays in the gaps.
There are many different types of tile sealer on the market, they all have detailed instructions on how to apply them.
After you spray it on a manageable section, wipe it with a sponge or rag to spread it around and make sure you cover the entire area.