Here is the view of the floor, before I got started. This wall is where the washer and dryer go.
Using the thin set and smoothing it out on the floor.
Taking the other side of the trowel, the one with the grooves and running it along the thin set. Then putting thin set on the back of the tile and laying it down.
Placing spacers in between the tiles. Taking a leveler and making sure each tile is level to the next one.
Once all is laid down with spacers, let it sit for 24 hours.
Once the 24 hours have gone, you can walk on it and put weight on it. Take out the spacers.
Take the grout and spread it around the tile. Getting into the grooves between the tile. This should all be filled in with grout.
It will look messy and horrible, you will think you made a mistake in tiling. But it is ok, you are almost done!
Take a slightly (barely) damp sponge and swipe it along the tile. Getting the grout into the lines, and cleaning up the tile portion. This is the part where you make everything neat and clean looking. I did this about 30 minutes after I set the grout on.
Scrub and wipe until you have the grout lines you want. I used a larger spacer, so the grout was more obvious. I also used a darker grout for the same reason. So making sure the grout lines were straight and neat was key to making this look like a well done project. If it was not neat enough it would be very obvious.
It was done, after one long weekend of work I now have a nice, new and bright flooring for my laundry room. It was what this space needed to make it feel brighter, bigger, and more "Done" to me. I have a full tutorial, with even more pictures, details, and steps on my blog. There was too many steps and pictures to post here, these are the abbreviated version of the tile redo. I had never tiled a floor before, just doing smaller subway tile for a back splash. This was also my first time using a larger grout line. It all worked out and I realized there is not a lot of skill to this. Just take your time, don't rush, check your work, and be as net as possible.