How To: Tile a Bathroom Wall

With the proper tools and enough patience, it's within the range of virtually any homeowner to tile a bathroom wall successfully.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:33 PM

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Here are some tips to help you tile a bathroom wall. For better moisture protection, apply cement board to your walls using roofing nails. To start tiling, find the center of the wall and strike a plumb line. Apply an even coat of adhesive with a quarter-inch toothed trowel. Start with full tiles at the bottom, pressing them firmly into place. Let dry overnight and you’re ready to grout.

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