How do I lay Square floor tiles ...

Laying Quarry Tiles


Make a pattern of your floor using thin card ( cereal packet thickness ). Keeping the card flat at all times lay the first row of square Tiles - using a small amount of PVA wood glue - so that the edge of the tile lines up with the edge of the card. You may have excess at either side, do not cut this off until the end.

Using a small amount of PVA wood glue fix another row of tiles adjacent to the first row, wipe any surplus glue off straight away with a damp cloth. Continue the same process until you have covered the template, remember to keep the floor flat at all times.

Once the glue is dry it’s time to trim the tiles to the pattern. Cut the tiles that over hang your pattern with a craft saw or junior hacksaw to near the edge of the pattern and finally trim with an emery board or sandpaper block. Your floor should now be complete and you should be able to gently slide it into position, if you want it to be a permanent fixture then apply glue to the back of the template before sliding it into position.

We recommend that you do not grout multi colour tiles.To grout single colour tiles you must ensure that all the glue has dried and then seal the surface of the tiles by mixing equal amounts of PVA glue and water. Once dry mix a small quantity of very fine grout mixture with water until you get a nice creamy consistency. Using a clean damp cloth apply the grouting mixture to a small area 3” x 3” by using a circular motion. Wipe off the surplus mixture with a clean damp cloth. Continue until the floor is completely grouted and leave to dry. You may need to wipe the surface with a clean cloth to remove any fine dust film.