Tiling an indoor porch tomorrow, any tips?

Actually my father-in-law is coming over to help and he has done this a little before some I won't be totally helpless but I was just wondering if anyone had any tips that have served them well in the past for someone who isn't experienced in the process.
I bought thinset, grout, ceramic tiles, sponges, a level, a couple of buckets, a couple of trowels. We are going to rent a tile cutter at Home Depot tomorrow once we are ready to put down the thinset. I'm going to scrape down the 50 year old linoleum off the cement base tonight, does it need to be totally clean for the thinset to adhere?
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The cleaner the better. I've been told that it will never adhere properly over such a surface. I have also seen it work.
Just remember to find the midpoint and not wind up with any slivers at the edges.
Use spacers to hold the tile in place till the thinset dries. And tell the wife you will kill her if she dis-believes and walks on it before it is grouted. -:) BTDT
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Definitely not. Just use liberal amounts of thinset. The concrete will not let the ceramic tile go anywhere.
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Joe wrote:

The more you scrape off, the better the thinset (and tiles) will adhere. I'd try to get it all off, but don't fret over trace amounts.
Tip: Get some kneepads. You can cheap ones for $10, your knees will thank you.
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