Tile is a popular floor and wall covering in bathrooms where surfaces need to resist water and moisture. A little more expensive than linoleum for floors or fiberglass for shower walls, tile increases the value of a home and adds a quality look. Installing tile in your bathroom is a project you can complete on your own, with the right tools and preparation.
Reinforce the subfloor before installing floor tile. The commonly accepted method is to smooth a layer of thin-set mortar on the floor, covering it with backer board before it sets. Use screws to fasten the backer board down. This provides a solid secure surface for the tile.
Place the starter tile at the corner of your guidelines, and maneuver it by pushing into place on top of the mortar. Put spacers on each side (if desired) and add more tiles, keeping them even with the existing tiles and with the guidelines.