The kitchen is cruising right along and I’m happy to announce the floor tile is totally done! Cue the happy dance. Although we had a decent size area to cover (300 square feet, to be exact), it only took Emmett and I four days. The process isn’t as difficult as you’d expect. Click through for a video tutorial on how to install floor tile, as well as a peek at how things turned out!
Let’s dive right in and get started, shall we? Below you’ll find all of the linked supplies we used in the video…
- Grout (we used the color “pecan”)
- Gum Rubber Grout Float
- Tile Leveling Spacers (super helpful for large format tile)
- Horseshoe Tile Spacers
- 1/4″ Trowel
- Power Drill
- Power Drill Mixer Attachment
- Grout Removal Tool
- Carbide Grout Saw
- Grout Brush
- Tile Saw
And onto the video tutorial (I’m still perfecting my video skills, argh). If you guys have any questions about the process, just let us know in the comments below! We tried to keep it short, informative, and to-the-point.
What’d you think? Easy enough, right? I promise, it’s one of the more simplistic DIY projects we’ve tackled. Would you try installing your own floor tile?
Don’t let the video fool you, I helped as well. Someone just had to man the camera… that’s why I threw in a few photos for proof. Obviously, in the above image, I make grouting look super fun. Ha! But really- anyone can lay floor tile, it’s not overly difficult.
If you’re wondering what the finished tile looks like, I’ll pop in a couple images below! We’re both really excited with how it turned out, and even more stoked that it saved a ton of room in the budget for other items.
I made Johnny Cash get in one of the photos (yes, he’s adorable) to give you a sense of scale. Know what else I love about this particular floor tile, in addition to the budget? The fact that it’s pet friendly and hides dirt / pet hair easily! That’s a BIG win in my book.
What other home improvement projects are you anxious to try? If there are any tutorials or videos you’d like us to attempt, leave a comment below!