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How to Tile a Wall

This video guide & project page will help you tile a wall with a professional finish, and maintain it effectively.

In addition to our Video Guides, we have free Good Idea Leaflets packed with advice.

Download GIL - How To Fix Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiles [ 653 KB ]

Tools for the job

Materials for the job



Preparation & Planning

As a general rule, consider large tiles in large rooms & small tiles in small rooms... partly for aesthetic reasons, and partly because in a big room tiling can proceed more quickly when larger tiles are used.

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For effective aftercare, check out our range of tile maintenance products including 'floor tile clean & shine' that cleans and protects all in one go.

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Getting the job done - hints & tips

It is always worth 'shuffling' your tiles to ensure colour variations are spread over the entire wall area and are not laid in noticeable blocks.

You can tile over old tiles as long as they are still securely attached to the wall - they need only be cleaned.

Pincers, pliers or a tile saw can be used to cut corners or curves out of tiles to fit around projections. The surface should be scored before the waste area is nibbled away.

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Always makes sure your tools are in good working order and you have the correct safety equipment. Read all instructions carefully, especially if you are using a piece of equipment for the first time.

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Good Idea Leaflet

In addition to our 'How To' video, we recommend you read our 'Good Idea Leaflet - How To Fix Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiles'. It features diagrams and detailed step-by-step advice so you can achieve great looking tiling.

Download GIL - How To Fix Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiles [ 653 KB ]

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