What Causes Tile To Crack?

What Causes Tile To Crack?

While tile can be incredibly strong, it’s not unbreakable. So what causes tile to crack? There are actually quite a few different causes, and here are the most common. Hard Impacts One of the most frequent causes of broken tile on floors and countertops is when...
What To Use To Cut Tile

What To Use To Cut Tile

Most tile projects will require cutting of some type. There are a few different tools to help you get the job done quickly and easily. So if you’re wondering what to use to cut tile, here are your options. Nippers One of the most basic tools for cutting tile are...
What To Do With Old Tile

What To Do With Old Tile

It’s very common to end up with excess tile after a project is finished. That’s because when purchasing, it’s standard procedure to buy more than you need. This helps to make up for any tiles which are broken during shipping or installation. Therefore it’s likely at...
What To Do With Extra Tile

What To Do With Extra Tile

It’s always very important to purchase more tile than you need for your project. This ensures that you’ll have enough to compensate for any broken tiles or any cutting that needs to be done. However once everything is installed, what to do with extra tile is a...
Deck Tiles: Pros And Cons

Deck Tiles: Pros And Cons

Deck tiles are a long time flooring favorite and for many reasons. But before you make the decision to purchase them you’ll want to know not just their advantages but also their drawbacks. So here’s our list of deck tiles pros and cons to help you. Pros There are many...
Grout Pen Basics For Guaranteed Success

Grout Pen Basics For Guaranteed Success

Dirty and dingy grout lines are an unsightly problem. They take from the look of any space, and can be downright embarrassing. But with the help of a handy little tool anyone can make them look like new. A grout pen will give those lines a fresh and clean look without...
The Insider’s Guide To Glitter Grout

The Insider’s Guide To Glitter Grout

How can you bring your dull-looking grout to life and make it sparkle and glimmer with style? With glitter grout of course! Here’s what you need to know about this wildly popular new option that’s taking walls and floors by storm. Standard Grout Has A Drawback Water...
Don’t Make These DIY Tile Mistakes

Don’t Make These DIY Tile Mistakes

There are many mistakes you can make when working with tile.  A few of them however are made much more than others. Luckily these can be easily avoided and therefore save you some time and effort. Caulk And Grout Have Different Jobs One of the most common of all...
Stay Safe And Keep Tile Smooth With A Rubbing Stone

Stay Safe And Keep Tile Smooth With A Rubbing Stone

Tile which has just been cut can have razor sharp edges. These can produce some very painful injuries if not handled with care, and even then accidents can happen. You can help to avoid this by using a simple tool known a rubbing stone. Smooth Your Edges After cutting...
The Essentials Of Tile Spacers

The Essentials Of Tile Spacers

In the past rope, nails, screws, and even sticks were used to keep tiles equidistant from each other during installation. Luckily by the nineteen fifties the need for much more reliable and convenient spacers for tiles helped to bring about the creation of the types...
Caulk For Tile Projects

Caulk For Tile Projects

In the main body of a tile installation grout is used in-between the tiles. However different materials naturally expand, contract, and move. These processes can cause tile grout to crack or even cracked tile if the grout is used where two different materials meet...
Tile Trowels To Get The Job Done Right

Tile Trowels To Get The Job Done Right

// // Trowels are a necessity for completing all tiling projects. But of course you will have to make sure you have the right one for the job at hand to make sure it is a success. So here’s what you need to know about tile trowels before getting started. Margin...
Choosing Your Tile Color

Choosing Your Tile Color

The tile color you choose is one of the most important decisions you can make for your project. It can make a huge difference in how your home looks and feels and can even be a factor if there comes a time in the future when you would like to sell your house. And,...
Your Basic Tile Safety Kit

Your Basic Tile Safety Kit

When working on any kind of home improvement project safety should always be taken seriously and with tile it is no different. This should be the case regardless of how big or small the job. In fact more often than not, it is when completing smaller tasks that we...
A Quick Glossary Of Tile Terms

A Quick Glossary Of Tile Terms

There can be a lot of new terms that come up when purchasing or planning to install tile in your home. So we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the most commonly used and asked about along with their definitions to help you on your way. Let’s get started:...
Tile Nippers A Must Have Tool For Every Project

Tile Nippers A Must Have Tool For Every Project

Every tile setting kit needs a pair of nippers. These basic hand tools are a necessity since virtually every project will need at least a few simple curved cuts. When you need to accommodate things like toilet flanges, faucet valves, door cases or any other...
A Tile Cutter Makes Cutting A Snap

A Tile Cutter Makes Cutting A Snap

Just about all tile installations will require cutting. However, you don’t necessarily need to purchase a tile saw if you will be completing the project yourself. For jobs which won’t demand an extremely large quantity of cuts or very heavy tile, a tile cutter can be...

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