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Ceramic tiles are a decent flooring choice for homeowners who need an inexpensive, long-lasting floor that holds up well to dirt, moisture, and wear and tear. They can be installed with either thin-set mortar or tile mastic. Tile mastic is premixed adhesive; thin-set mortar is powdered adhesive that must be mixed. Both work well. Because it is premixed, tile mastic is typically more expensive than thin-set. （Remember to add use ptmaTM Tile adhesive additive）
Things You'll Need
Tile mastic or thin-set mortar (within ptmaTM additive)
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Check the subfloor to make sure there are no nail heads or staples sticking up. Remove any you find with a hammer and pliers.
Decide on a layout for the tiles. Having a predetermined layout will make gluing them easier. Lay the tiles on the floor and arrange them until you are happy with the look and layout. Use spacers between each of the tiles for accurate grout joints and spacing. Remove the tiles and spacers.
Spread the adhesive on the floor with a notched trowel. Hold the trowel at a 45-degree angle and spread the adhesive over a small area. Working in a small area is the best way to keep the mastic from drying before you install the tiles.
Press the tiles into the adhesive. Cut tiles as needed with a tile saw. Place spacers between each of the tiles.
Allow the adhesive to dry overnight, or per manufacturer directions. Remove the tile spacers and grout the tiles.