When you have chosen the Bedskirts Dust location for your hoop and you have the necessary concrete from your local home improvement product store, you will cut a hole into your existing concrete that is 24″ diameter by 36″ deep. Then you will place the plate and J-bolts into the hole and pour cement into the hole. You will want at least 15″ of the poles to be buried in concrete, so it may help to mark the pole 15″ from the bottom. Using a leveler will help you to know your pole is inserted properly, straight up and down. If your pole is in pieces, you will need to wait 72 hours before attaching the remaining pieces of the pole to the piece that is inserted into the concrete.
Once you have prepared your floor, it is time to start installing your marble. Start by finding the center of the room. Measure both the length and the width and put a chalk line down the center of each. Where these lines intersect is the center of the room. Now, the next step is very important. Lay out your marble in a test run. This is important because if you end up with a tiny piece of marble at any end, you will need to shift your center line a little to avoid having a tiny edge on one end of your floor. To keep a symmetrical look, have the starting tile straddle the centerline if needed.
A cement backer board can be screwed directly to the plywood. This will reinforce the floor, since marble tiles are relatively heavy. The tiles do not give and are prone to cracking if the floor is not sturdy and unyielding. If you choose not to use a cement baker board, you will need to reinforce your floorboards with another layer of plywood. The tiles will be applied using a thin-set adhesive.