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  • Tile Installation Problems: How to Avoid the Worst Mistakes

    Tile installation problems - Featured
    Tile floors are once again very popular due to the advantages that ceramic tile provides over other flooring materials. But, how many times have you seen issues with tile layouts? Tile installation problems are very common and sometimes so easy to spot, but even experienced tile installers may fail when dealing with...
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  • Grouting Tile: How to Apply Grout and Remove Grout Perfectly

    Grouting Tile - The Purpose of Laying Joints
    For some installers, grouting tile is one of the best parts of a project. For starters, it’s the last step in the tile installation process, so you know you’re almost done. Secondly, filling the joints with grout can add a second dimension to the flooring, pulling the look together. But, more than anything, grout is...
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  • Rubi Tile Cutter: The Professional’s Companion since 1951

    When tile fixers hear about the RUBI tile cutter, QUALITY is the first word that comes to their mind. But, still many professionals don’t know the history and evolution of this brand that has become the world’s top manufacturer of tile tools. Cutting and laying ceramic tiles is nothing new, neither were the problems...
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  • What is the best tile saw? Why the RUBI DC-250 is the pro’s choice

    The best tile saw - RUBI DC-250 Featured Image
    If you are one of those contractors looking for the best tile saw in the market, I have good news. The recently launched RUBI DC-250 1200 tile saw provides a unique value of power, speed and value and it is now considered the top among tile saw cutters. Backed by the great craftsmanship and endurance of RUBI Tools, ...
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  • Types of Floor Tile: What Tile Contractors Really Need to Know

    How to drill through tile. First, know your tiles.
    You know what it takes to complete a successful tile installation project. You study the client’s design and make suggestions to ensure the final result will be of lasting beauty, durability, and functionality. You plan the tile layout, measure the space carefully, and prep the surface to ensure proper tile setting....
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  • Preventing Lippage: Start with the Right Tile Leveling System

    Must Have Tile Installation Tools - Tile Leveling System
    As a pro tile installer, tile lippage is one of the worst things to happen to you. A slightly uneven floor or material problem can compromise the entire project if you’re not careful. One of the most common mistakes contractors and DIYers make is not using a tile leveling system to prevent tile lippage. Not only tha...
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  • Wood-look Tile Flooring: How to Lay Tile That Looks like Wood

    How to Lay Tile That Looks like Wood - Tips and Tricks
    "How to lay tile that looks like wood?" Is that even a hot topic to write an article about? Well, the truth is that wood-look ceramic tile installations have become increasingly popular in recent years. And, it’s easy to see why. As much class and sophistication wood flooring can bring to a home, the truth is that t...
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  • How to mix mortar for tile installation: the expert’s recipe

    How to mix mortar for tile installation
    One of the key aspects of a successful tile installation is to get the right mortar. Knowing how to mix mortar correctly is important to achieve the strongest bond possible and thus a long-lasting installation. Improper mortar mixing may cause issues to your installation or even lead to a complete failure. Here are ...
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  • Modified or Unmodified Thinset: Which Is Better?

    Modified or Unmodified Thinset - Featured
    When it comes to thinset, choosing between modified or unmodified thinset can leave many tile installers scratching their heads. Is one better than the other? Or is it just a matter of personal preference, convenience or plain work habits? Unmodified thinset has been around forever. Old-school professionals know how...
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  • Don’t Break It: How to Drill through Tile in 7 Easy Steps

    How to drill through tile. Featured
    You better know how to drill through tile perfectly, even you think you’ve completed yet another successful tiling project. The design is exquisite, the tiles are perfectly cut, and everything lays evenly. It’s quite the piece of art. But, your job is not ready yet. Now comes the part that could potentially damage a...
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