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When Is Hiring A Pro The Way To Way Go Instead Of DIY?

When Is Hiring A Pro The Way To Way Go Instead Of DIY?

Doing DIY can be fun and truly rewarding. It can also be a great way to save cash. But it isn’t always the right option; sometimes using the services of a pro can be a smarter choice. And here are some of the situations when you will want to consider employing one. Experience Pays An experienced professional will be able to look at your space and easily tell you what layout, material, size, and tile color will look best from extensive...

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Add Extra Color To Your Tile Installation With These DIY Tools

Add Extra Color To Your Tile Installation With These DIY Tools

There are quite a few different ways to add that extra touch of color to your tile project. This could be to make an old installation look new or make sure a new installation looks fantastic from the start. Here are the top tools you can use to get the color you need. Grout Colorant Many people don’t know that tile grout actually comes in many different colors. These can range from white to black. And contrary to what you might think it’s...

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The Top 4 Simple Tile Tricks For Huge Results

The Top 4 Simple Tile Tricks For Huge Results

Sometimes in life the little things can make a big difference. And when it comes to tile, this is true too. There are some small tricks you can use for huge results and even savings as well. Here are four of the simplest that happen to work incredibly well. Materials Can Fool The Eye There’s no doubt about it there are certain tile materials that always seem to standout for their beauty. Glass and many types of natural stone are excellent...

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5 Tile Types For Creating Specific Styles

5 Tile Types For Creating Specific Styles

Finding tile that works with the style of your space doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are a handful of tile types which are famous for their ability to add a specific style or feel. So here are five to help get you started. Sleek And Modern When you need to create a modern looking space, tiles made from glass are always a top choice. They are usually sleek and smooth but can come in various textures if that’s what you need. Glass...

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Simple Tile Tricks To Keep Dust Out Of Sight

Simple Tile Tricks To Keep Dust Out Of Sight

Dusty floors can take away from the look of your home. While we aren’t encouraging you not to clean them of course, there are a few tricks you can use to cheat a little. Try using one or more of the following ideas to keep your tiles looking cleaner than they really are. Go Gray Today consumers have an enormous array of tile colors to pick from. Many people don’t realize it but the color they choose can actually help to hide the dust on...

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Should You Choose Mosaic Tiles Or Something Bigger?

Should You Choose Mosaic Tiles Or Something Bigger?

Should you go small or big? This is a question that you’ll most likely ask yourself when planning or at least thinking about your future tile project. So here are the points you’ll want to consider to help you decide whether mosaic tiles or something bigger are better for you. Grip Whether or not you would like to add some grip is definitely something worth thinking about because it may influence what size tile you choose. Grip can...

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Porcelain Vs Ceramic Tile

Porcelain Vs Ceramic Tile

When it comes to choosing a material for their project many people get stuck on whether they should use ceramic or porcelain tiles. Both materials offer different things. So here’s what you’ll want to know about each before you make a decision. What’s Your Budget? Budget can be a big factor for many people who are considering a home upgrade. Ceramic tiles are almost always cheaper which makes them the obvious choice when you don’t...

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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 such as expansion joints. So instead you’ll need to use a more flexible and forgiving option: caulk. Where It’s Used Caulk is the best choice since it allows both the tile...

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The Top Tips For Tile Countertops

The Top Tips For Tile Countertops

Countertops are an important space in any home. In the kitchen they are where we prepare meals, wash up, and even store extra items. And of course in the bathroom they serve as a place to help us get ready for the day and retire for the night. Even thought tile is mostly thought of for use on the wall and floor, tile countertops are highly functional, often inexpensive, and can add some serious beauty to your home. Here a few of the top...

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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, while it is always great to pick a color you prefer, there are a few other things to consider other than which one you like best. Go With The Theme One of the most effective ways...

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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 often feel we can get away with or don’t really need to take the proper precautions. And that’s when accidents happen. So we’ve come up with a basic safety kit to keep you out of...

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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: Back Buttering This refers to evenly spreading adhesive on the back of tile with a trowel before setting. Doing so provides a stronger bond with the setting bed and is a must...

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How To Touch Up Your Tile On A Dime

How To Touch Up Your Tile On A Dime

Chipped and cracked tiles can be a major eyesore. They not only take away from the look of your installation but from the room as a whole. However, often times you can get away without having to remove any tile whatsoever, saving you time and money. When damage is simply the result of something being dropped on your floor or banged into your wall tiles accidentally, and not the result of a more serious problem, there is a painless option....

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Six Wet Room Tile Design Tips

Six Wet Room Tile Design Tips

A wet room is a completely waterproof shower room that offers a more stylish and contemporary alternative to a traditional bathroom. They can be installed in virtually any home and are fantastic for increasing the value of a property. Tiling is one of the key design features of wet room design and installation. With so many different tile materials, varying in colour, style and properties, it can be tricky choosing the right tiles to match...

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Ten Interior Design Tips to Get Perfect Subway Tile Style

Ten Interior Design Tips to Get Perfect Subway Tile Style

Reposted with permission from The Moregeous Blog One of the most popular blog posts I’ve ever written was on subway or metro tiles and it’s safe to say they’re pretty much everywhere, in every cool store, cafe or lifestyle interior. But somehow the more I see them, the more I like them and it seems many other stylists, designers and homeowners feel the same. Here’s my round up of the ten best ways to approach Subway Style for 2014-15:...

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Tiling Tips That Can Save You Time, Money, And Effort!

Tiling Tips That Can Save You Time, Money, And Effort!

When purchasing, laying, or working with tiles, a little good advice can go a long way. Most mistakes that cause you to lose time, money, and effort are easily avoidable. Here are some tips that could help you save one or all of these: -Before you start your project plan out what tools, tiles, and materials you will need and purchase them all together before you start working. This seems obvious but you’d be amazed at how much time can be...

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Larger Tiles Tend To Make A Small Room Appear Bigger!

Larger Tiles Tend To Make A Small Room Appear Bigger!

There are many tricks used by interior designers, builders, and contractors that can really effect the way a room is viewed. And while most homeowners don’t know about them, they are simple enough to be applied by anyone and can really work wonders to improve the look of your space. Here are the two easiest concepts which anyone can implement and as a result make a huge impact on a small space. Larger Tiles Tend To Make A Small Room Appear...

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