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  • 10 Essential Tile Tools for Professional Tilers

    Cutting and grinding with the best tiling tools
    Laying tiles can be an art. It’s about not only cutting and placing tiles, it requires years of practice and a good eye for design to plan a layout and merge tiles of different textures and thickness together in an appealing pattern. And it’s not only about the experience and expertise of the tiler, it's also about ...
  • How to Work With Natural Stone Tiles

    natural stone tiles
    Knowing how to work with natural stone tiles is a key part of learning how to tile. Natural stone tiles are a material that will never go out of style. Their robustness, uniqueness, and natural beauty is something that appeals to many people. But how do you work with them? Do you need to prepare for working with ...
  • How to Use Textured Tiles in Modern Design

    textured tiles
    Here at RUBI, we consider tiling to be an art form. The intricate work associated with learning how to tile is taxing, but creating something completely unique is a key draw for many to the career path. In this blog we will discuss how to use textured tiles in modern design so that you can keep wowing your customers...
  • Porcelain Paving Pros and Cons: Everything You Need to Know

    Porcelain paving is the quality choice for outdoor paving and is a cost-effective alternative to the now old-fashioned look of wooden decking. Using porcelain paving for a patio or landscaping project adds a sophisticated feel to any outdoor area and is the latest trend in outdoor paving design. Read on as we take a...
  • How to Remove Tile from Wall Like a Pro

    how to remove tile from wall
    So you’ve decided your room is in need of an update. Your current décor is not to your taste and it’s time you gave it a bit of a makeover. Maybe you’ve already found some stylish new tiles to install. But there’s a problem! Your current walls are still covered in your old, outdated til...
  • Outdoor Tile: Choosing the Best One For You

    Outdoor Tile
    Patios are one of the outdoor living spaces that add the most value to your home. But before you can start setting up your furniture, water features, or fire pits, you need to learn how to tile outdoors first. Deciding on the right type of outdoor tile can be a daunting process if you don’t know what you s...
  • How to Choose a Manual Tile Cutter

    manual tile cutter
    Choosing and using a manual tile cutter can be a complicated task. Since a manual tile cutter is one of the fundamental tools in our daily work, in today’s how to tile blog, we want to help facilitate so that all tiling professionals who will have to face this decision sooner or later can make the best choice for th...
  • Outside Corner Tiling: Best Methods and Tools

    outside corner tiling
    Once you learn how to tile, you realise that not all tile installations are the same. Some jobs can take days, even weeks to complete. If you have tricky corners to tile, it’s even harder.  Outside corner tiling produces its own problems too, such as how to hide the cut edges. Deciding how to tackle these issue...
  • Floor Tile Adhesive: Best Type for Each Case

    Mixing floor tile adhesive
    You’ve put in the time to learn how to tile and now you’re getting your own jobs. But which floor tile adhesive is the best to use for the job you've got? Your worst nightmare would be if your client calls you after two months to say the tiles you've laid have warped, cracked, curled, or moved. Where did it go wrong...
  • How to Tile Inside Corners: Tips and Best Practices

    how to tile inside corners
    Are you considering adding tiles to your bathroom? Smart thinking. When added to your kitchen or bathroom, tile can drastically increase your home’s value. If you install tile flooring yourself, your ROI can surpass 100%. How do you tile inside corners, though? Let’s explore how to tile insi...