Adding the Tile

1. Following the manufacturer's directions carefully, spread an even coat of tile mastic over the surface of the top (E) with a trowel.

  1. Place the tiles on the mastic one at a time, making sure that they are absolutely straight. Do not slide them, or the mastic will be forced up on the sides of the tile. Let the mastic dry overnight.
  2. Mix the tile grout according to the manufacturer's directions (or use pre-mixed grout).
  3. Spread the grout over the tile using a rubber-surfaced trowel. Work in an arc, and hold the trowel at an angle so that the grout is forced evenly into the spaces between the tiles.
  4. When the grout begins to set up, use a damp rag to wipe the excess off from the tiles and the joints. If you let it dry, the hardened grout will be very difficult to remove. The idea is to use as little water as possible when removing the excess so that you don't thin the grout that remains. Let the grout dry overnight.
  5. Rinse the remaining film from the tile and wipe it with an old towel.
  6. Apply grout sealer, following the manufacturer's directions.
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