Before you can begin installing ceramic tile flooring, laying out the pattern is critical. Although a wide range of patterns can be achieved, these instructions will help you lay a simple square grid pattern with your ceramic tile. Once you have your pattern layout, you can proceed to installing the tiles.
Prepare the subfloor before laying ceramic tile by installing ceramic tile backboards over plywood or patching a cement foundation to create a level surface.
Lay your first row of ceramic tile along the chalk line. Use spacers between each tile to ensure that they are equally spaced.
Measure the spaces at either end of this row to determine how much you need to move the center row to achieve an equal border on all walls.