Once you understand the basic principals to it, you'll discover that it's very easy to do it yourself. Even for a beginner. Whether using subway tile, hexagon shapes, porcelain, ceramic, or stone, these step by step instructions will have you laying tile like a pro in no time! Adding tile to a wall can not only freshen up your space with a new look, but it can also protect the surface behind it. Especially if putting it in a kitchen or bathroom backsplash.