Before installing the stone tile, lay out the tile area in the desired pattern. Consider the direction, veining, and colours when choosing your tile lay out. Moving on to the installation, ensure that the proper thinset/mortar is being used. When selecting the thinset, it is important to consider several key factors. These include the size of tile, substrate material, where the tile is being installed and colour of the natural stone. When using a larger format tile, on the wall or ceiling, you’ll need to use a thinset with higher polymer. A higher polymer will help to ensure the tile stays up. When working with light natural stones such as white marbles, you’ll need to use a white thinset. The grey thinset will often bleed through the tile. After the installation, the sealing of the natural stone will take place. Clean the thinset, removing any grout haze, dust or dirt before the required sealing.