Changing the Tiling Around your Toilet

Change tiling around your toilet with Dremel DSM20 Compact Saw

    You need

    Use chisel and hammer to chip off old tiles

    You need:

    Chip off your old tiles using a chisel and hammer and sand down existing grout so that the surface is smooth – or, if necessary, get the wall skimmed, as you need a perfectly even surface on which to tile.


    Create a plan for your tiling by measuring

    You need:

    Measure your wall dimensions and your tiles to create a plan for your tiling. Then find the center of the wall and decide your tiling plan working from the center towards the outside edges/corners to give yourself even tile cuts at either end.


    Apply adhesive and the tiles evenly

    You need:

    In order to start to tile using your plan, ensure that you remove your toilet flush plate so that you can tile up to the service hole. Apply adhesive evenly all over the wall. Then, accurately apply the whole new tiles using tile spacers to ensure they are all equally spaced apart from each other.


    Use Dremel DSM20 compact saw and Diamond Tile Wheel to cut tiles

    You need:

    Cut the remaining tiles for the wall edges, corners, around the service hole and the back of the toilet using your Dremel DSM20 compact saw and the Dremel DSM Edge Guide and the Dremel DSM540 Diamond Tile Wheel.


    Apply cut tiles to the wall

    You need:

    Apply the cut tiles to the wall, following your design.


    Finish off by grouting and place toilet roll holder

    You need:

    Finish off by grouting and when that’s dry, screw in a toilet roll holder – or even better, apply one with a suction pad so there’s no need to drill - and you’re done!