If you are hesitant about this because you think that the job is difficult, it is time you change your perceptions about the same. This information shows you just how easy it is.
Gather these, and follow the set of instructions provided here to set up the tiles on your bathroom floor efficiently.
Prep the Area
Prepping up the area which needs to be worked in, is important as it lets you work without any obstacles getting in your way. Make sure you lay off any previously laid tiles. Cover up the drain with newspaper and tape, so that no debris falls into it and clogs it. Clear the area of any bathroom accessories before you start working.
Install the Cement Backer Board
A cement backer board is installed so that you get an even surface to work on. Not only does this make it easier for you to structure the tiles on the floor, it also protects the underlying floor from water exposure.
Lay down the boards in such a way that the entire area to be carpeted with tiles is covered. Then fix them up with the help of cement board screws. Make sure that none of the screw heads protrude out as that might make the surface uneven.
Measure that gap, make a marking of that measurement on the tiles, cut them with a wet saw, and place these tile pieces into the gaps. This way you will get a rough idea of how will the floor look like after tiling. Now, keep the laid out tiles at a side in the same order as you arranged them on the shower floor.
To keep the space in between two tiles uniform, use plastic tile spacers. Once all the tiles have been laid down, wipe off any excess mortar off the tiles with a damp piece of cloth. Allow the thinset mortar to stand and get cured thoroughly for the next 24 hours.
Push down the grout mix into the gap so that it is filled properly. Wait for an hour and let the grout dry. Then clean up any excess grout off the tiles with water and sponge.
After a few hours, rub a dry piece of cloth on the tiles to clear any thin films of grout that might be left behind. For the next 24 hours, let the tiles remain untouched. Finally, apply a grout sealer in order to protect the grout from water damage or stains.
It might be challenging at start, but once you fall into a rhythm, and catch the drift, you will realize that it is not all that difficult, and the end results are worth it. Ensure personal safety during the job by wearing protective gear like knee pads, helmets, hand-gloves, and goggles.