Ok, I have a living room that is in dire need for me to pull out the yucky carpet and install some slate-like tile , 18inch. I think I can do it, but am not that confidant about it. I have done our kitchen floor with the vinyl squares. I have seen tile laid many times. I just have never done it by myself. It is the slate look tiles you get at Lowes. I know I can lay it and do the grout, the only thing I am worried about is the detailed measuring and cutting. Some say to start in the middle of the room , some say to just start in a corner and go for it. Goodness I hate to pay someone money for something I can do. I just hope I can do it right. Whatcha think? I already have the tile.