Skills Workshops

Basic Skills for Tile Installation

From tiling a bathroom to a gorgeous tile backsplash in the kitchen or a tiled mudroom floor, laying tile is a very popular and DIYable finishing option in homes.

Tile projects can be a little daunting, but in most cases they're very doable DIY projects. Tile provides a durable, long-lasting surface for floors, walls, countertops, tabletops and even outdoor patios, and we’ll teach you the skills you need to tackle all of these tiling projects. In addition, new tile materials like peel-and-stick tile or floating tile mean you can install tile in your home without even worrying about using thin-set mortar or grout.

In this online course, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started working with tile. We'll go over a few tile projects and show you how to plan and lay tile. Finally, you'll learn some tips for maintenance and tile repair so that you can enjoy your tile for decades.

By the Time You Finish This Online Class, You'll Know How to:

Compare the pros and cons and determine whether you should use ceramic tile, porcelain tile, stone tile, glass tile, metal tile or vinyl tile for your project.
Choose the tile size, shape and layout for a perfect look and upkeep needs.
Choose between cement board, fiber cement board, glass mat gypsum board and water-resistant drywall for your project.
Prepare floor, backsplash and shower surfaces for tiling.
Successfully cut and drill a variety of tiles.
Use expert tips and tricks for successfully placing thin-set and setting tile.
Properly grout and seal tile.
Maintain, clean and repair your tile surface.
  • Mobile App
  • Course Introduction
  • Basic Skills for Tile Installation
  • Skills Workshop Completion
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Basic Skills for Tile Installation, Skills Workshop Completion, Congratulations!"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever