How to tile a bathroom

How to tile a bathroom

Are you fully renovating your bathroom with new tiles for both the floor and walls? Perhaps you want to add a splash of colour to your current bathroom by adding a striking tile feature to your bathroom wall? Either way, today we are sharing the ins and outs of tiling a bathroom.

Tiling a bathroom might seem like a daunting task but it’s easier than it looks. At the Handy Squad, we offer tiling services all across London. Our team can tile walls, tile floors, grout tiles or simply drill through tiles to install a new bathroom mirror. If you ever get stuck whilst tiling your bathroom or need another pair of hands to help, contact our team.

Don’t bother searching “painter and decorator near me” – our team of professional tradesmen is inclusive of decorators in London who will be able to help you with any decorating tasks you might have. This includes renovating your bathroom head to toe!

Types of bathroom tiles.

Choosing the right tiles for your bathroom is essential. Not only are some tiles more practical for bathrooms than others but also tiles can make or break the look of your bathroom. So, it’s important to pick the right ones. Some of the most popular bathroom tiles include porcelain tiles, marble tiles, ceramic tiles, mosaic tiles and glass tiles.

Bathroom tile ideas.

Forget about the all-white bathrooms or bathrooms with marble all around. Bathrooms can be playful rooms, just like any other area of your home. Give it some colour, add a bold pattern, make your personality shine through. If you are looking for inspiration, here are a few bathroom tile ideas.

Combine different shapes.

Go bold.

Make the shower/bath stand out.

Mix tile styles.

Go monochrome.

Make a statement wall.

How to tile a bathroom.


    • Tape measure
    • Pencil
    • Tile cutter
    • Tile nipper
    • Tile spacers
    • Bucket
    • Mixing paddle
    • Trowel with curved notch
    • Grout float
    • Spirit level
    • Sponge
    • Tiles

How to.

Step 1. Get the surface where you want to install tiles clean, dry and flat. This means, getting rid of old grout, filling in any holes in the walls and more. Look at your surface and access accordingly.

Step 2. Cut tiles to size. You might find that tiles at the edges of your walls and floors need to be cut. Use a measuring tape to work out the size that needs to be cut. Then, it’s time to cut the tiles to size. Make sure to use safety equipment before cutting tiles.

Step 3. Now, it’s time to apply tiles to the walls and floors. Apply tile adhesive in small amounts with your trowel and place your tiles in the correct place. Place tile spacers between each tile to make sure all tiles are spaced equally.

Step 4. Let your tiles sit for at least 24 hours. Then, it’s time to grout. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to prepare your grout. Remove the tile spacers. Next, apply grout in the spaces in between the tiles. Use a grout float to ensure this is done properly. Clean any excess grout and then leave it to dry.



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