Simplemat is just that simple. If I can do I think anybody can. I am finding that taking mortar out of the equation has made arrangement of the tiles and tile cutting the hard part. I had a paper template of my wall to help me lay out the tile and decide on cuts. I used a small tile cutter from Harbor Freight to cut my tiles. The cutter was awesome for the first four tiles and than I had issues. I took a break and set the Simple mats on the wall. Very easy. Because I have everything laid out it was simple. I would use Simplemat again in a heart beat.