Purchase tiles. Buy a wall tile that’s durable and aesthetically pleasing to you. Purchase more super white tile than you’ll need. A good rule of thumb is to get 15% more tiles to account for spots tiles you may need to cut to fit in narrow spaces and tiles that will break in the shipping process.There are many different types of stone tile available:
Ceramic and porcelain tiles cost around a dollar per square foot and are attractive, long-lasting, and durable. For that classic look in your bathroom, it’s hard to beat ceramic or porcelain tiles. Make sure the tile you purchase is rated for use on floors.
Vinyl tiles are also common, easy to install, and cheap. It’s also self-adhering, so you won’t need anything beyond the tiles themselves to do it yourself. Other kinds of element tile will require more work and materials. If you use vinyl, you won’t need to buy anything else. Just follow the adhering instructions on the package and following the alignment guidelines below.
Plastic laminate and linoleum wood tiles generally come in planks, rather than wood marble tiles, but are sometimes popular. They are also more expensive, ranging upward of 4 dollars per square foot. Other tiles made of wood, cork, stone, or glass are also available but tend to be more expensive. These require other sorts of polyurethane coatings to avoid dings and dents, but are a good option if you like the look.
Purchase thin-set mortar and grout. To lock the tiles in and create a solid floor for your bathroom, you’ll need to first layer a thin amount of mortar to set the bathroom tiles and grout to connect them to one another. Mortar usually comes in two varieties, pre-mix and unmixed mortar that comes in a box. All you need to do to mix it is add water and the pre-mixed tubs are usually more expensive, but buy whichever variety works for you.