You need to start far away from the door so you do not tile yourself into a corner! In our master bathroom I was left with a 1″ sliver of a tile to finish off a row.
Luckily it was not the closest to the door so it isn’t super visible. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It just took a little bit of planning before starting to install the tiles. Before even mixing your thinset, you need to take the extra time to lay everything out.
So grab your supplies and step back for a good look at your space to answer these three questions: For our bathroom, I wanted the tiles to be whole right at the entrance and along the tub. Fell free to pull out a bunch of tiles and lay them out on the floor.
The thinset needs to set for at least 24 hours before any walking on it or you can mess up all your hard work. You typically want to start your bathroom tile installation in the back corner. But if you just start tiling from the back corner, your most visible areas will not line up as planned.
As you install your bathroom tiles, you want to pay careful attention to your layout line. You can see that the small pieces of cut tile are across the back of the bathroom wall, ensuring the tiles at the entry to the bathroom are not cut. Continue installing tiles along the entire line and to the back of the room. And there you have it, perfectly laid out bathroom floor tiles!
For our floor we used these Paloma Encaustic 8 x 8″ Glazed Porcelain Tiles. We tiled them with 1/4″ spacers and used Polyblend Sanded Grout in Charcoal to finish it off.
The dark grout makes the tiles really pop and it should be much easier to keep clean. If you missed any of the other bathroom projects, make sure to check out the DIY bathroom vanity with bottom drawers and the easy way to paint a ceiling to add a pop of color to our small room.