Step-by-Step Instructions

Get the most out of your Daltile product by following these helpful instructions for installing large format tile.

A Few Dos & Don’ts

  • Large format tile installation requires particular attention to proper substrate preparation, grout joint sizing, trowel selection and mortar coverage.
  • When installing large format tile, there must be at least 90% mortar contact and a minimum grout joint of 3/16".
  • Large format tile must be installed on a level substrate.

Installation Requirement

For proper bonding, medium bed mortar should be used in installing tiles with a dimensional length greater than 20" x 20", large rectangles or tiles with greater dimensional thickness than normal. Back buttering tiles of this nature in the installation process will also assure proper coverage for body.

More Information

Care and Maintenance

Our care & maintenance guides offer information to ensure your tile lasts for many years.

How Do I
Choose Tile?

Finding the right tile can be overwhelming. We've outlined some tips to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers you to questions you didn't even know to ask.

By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, which explains our use of cookies and similar technologies.