DIY tiling guide

Tiling is an enjoyable and rewarding DIY project. If you are prepared and organised, you can often tile a whole wall over a weekend. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to DIY tiling.


First of all, gather your equipment. You will need:

  • Adhesive Trowel
  • Gauging Trowel
  • Rubber Grout Float
  • 500mm Tile Cutter
  • Marking pencils
  • Spirit level
  • Buckets
  • Sponge
  • Adhesive
  • Grout
  • Grout Sealer
  • Tile Leveller
  • Tiles

Measure up

Before you begin, make sure you have enough tiles for the project. There is nothing worse than running out of tiles, and then not being able to find the same tiles again.

DIY tiling guide


Make sure you know what tile layout you are going for before you begin. Once you lay your first tile, the next ones will have to fit. Check out our guide to tiling layouts, or ask us for some advice, before you get started.


Before you begin tiling, make sure the surface is clean. It should be free from dust, debris and dirt. This is essential for allowing the adhesive to stick directly onto the surface. Otherwise your tiling will be insecure.


If you are tiling a bathroom or shower, you must apply the correct waterproofing. As a result, we recommend that you seek professional advice. Otherwise you could end up with structural damage and electircal faults caused by water damage.

Clean (again)

While tiling, make sure you clean off excess glue or grout before it dries. Once dry it will harden and be very difficult to remove. Clean the tiles as you go for a professional and stunning finish.

If you would like more tiling tips and tricks, check out our website at Tiles 2 Go. For all your tiling needs and supplies, why not visit us in store or online?