Everything You Need to Know Before Installing 12×24 Tile

2 Materials
$200
6 Hours
Medium

Installing 12×24 tile can be a little tricky compared to smaller tiles, but with a little planning, and a few tricks up your sleeve, this can be a great DIY project even if you don’t have a ton of tiling experience.
12 x 24 tile is everywhere lately. When we installed it in our bathroom a few years ago, it seemed like kind of a fun, more modern choice, but now it seems to have pretty much become the standard for new tile floors everywhere. 
When you’re working with giant tiles like these, getting (and keeping) everything level is pretty much the biggest challenge. You need to make each individual tile level, but you also want to make sure that all of the tiles are sitting evenly and at the same height as one another on top of the mortar.
We’ve also noticed that if you mix your mortar to be a little bit on the thicker side, it’s much easier to achieve and maintain levelness. If you’re getting a bit frustrated with how difficult it is to make things level, try making your next batch of mortar a little thicker.
We used a sanded grout for this project, which is almost always recommended for flooring and for larger grout lines because it tends to be a bit stronger than un-sanded grout. 

Suggested materials:

  • 12" x 24" Floor Tiles
  • Sanded Grout

Top Hometalk Projects

Hometalk's Top 20 DIY Crafts For Kids
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
31 Tricks To Help You Fix The Wood In Your Home:
These 21 Bloggers Came Up With The Most Amazing Organization Ideas
These Stunning Seating Ideas Will Blow You Away
32 Space-Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
17 DIY-Inspiring Kitchen Backsplashes
23 Adorable Ways You Can Make Your Own Coasters
31 Coastal Decor Ideas Perfect For Your Home
15 Decor Projects That Will Make Your Home Beautiful
30 Different Ways to DIY an Adorable Snowman This Winter
25 Creative Ways You Can Decorate Using Maps
Storage Hacks That Will Instantly Declutter Your Kitchen
31 Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
Check Out These 30 Incredible Floor Transformations Ideas
CreekLineHouse .

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

Your comment...