Tiling a bathroom wall: A DIY guide to get you started

Hand pushing patterned tiles on tile adhesive on wall
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Tiling a bathroom wall yourself can save you some serious money, but you still want to do a decent job. Get it wrong and you will be calling in a professional to rectify your mistakes, which will prove costly. If you are not confident, call in trades. But, if you're a competent DIYer you will be able to do a decent job with the help of this guide.

Before you dive in check out our tiling a bathroom guide to help you determine what you need and what you can expect to pay to get the bathroom you want. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.