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  • 10 Must Have Tile Installation Tools for Professional Installers

    In order to do professional installation of any type, it is necessary to have the right tools on hand. You can't drive a nail without a hammer and you can't drill a hole without a drill and drill bit.Tile installation isn't hard, but without the right tools, it becomes downright impossible. As every professional in ...
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  • Tips for Cutting Tile Around a Toilet

    Cutting straight lines into tile is as easy as cutting into cake—especially when you use a proper RUBI Tools electric tile saw with a diamond blade of good quality. But what about cutting curves for your tile installation?  If you're tiling a bathroom, then it's inevitable that you'll need to make curved cuts a...
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  • What is a Grout Float and How Do You Use One?

    Grouting Tile - The Purpose of Laying Joints
    You’ve just installed your tiles and everything looks set except there are spaces between the tiles. What do you do? Simply apply grout between these spaces using a grout float. This creates the impression of a continuous surface. You’ve just installed your tiles and everything looks set except there are spaces b...
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  • Boost Your Efficiency With These 10 Tile Grouting Tips and Techniques

    If you've read our opinion on the pitfalls of groutless tile installation, you'll know how strongly we believe that grouting can make all the difference to your tiling job.Yes, grouting takes up a lot of time and can be meticulous work. But it also makes your tiled surfaces last longer, and well-appli...
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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 of tile installation 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 ...
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  • Best Tile for Kitchen Floor: How to Make the Right Choice

    Thanks to HGTV and motivated millennials, the home improvement industry is booming. In fact, it's estimated that Americans spent more than $380 billion last year on home improvements. Of all the home improvement projects, bathroom and kitchen floor renovations led the way.And why wouldn't they?For many people, the k...
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  • 10 Must Have Tile Installation Tools for Professional Installers

    Must Have Tile Installation Tools
    To some extent, tile installation is an art. It takes years of practice and an eye for good design to plan a layout and merge tiles of different textures and thickness together in an appealing pattern. But, if a painter can use substitutes to create his art, such as coffee grounds, wine, or even flower petals, when ...
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  • Tiling On: The Complete Guide to Choosing the Best 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 install the floor first. Deciding on the right type of floor can be a daunting process if you don't know what you should be looking for....
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  • Sanded vs. Unsanded Grout – The 4 Biggest Differences That Matter

    Sanded vs Unsanded Grout
    Most flooring specialists have an intimate knowledge about the difference between sanded vs. unsanded grout. But even some experienced general contractors are still unsure about the differences between the two most common grouting materials.So, to help you take a side in the sanded vs. unsanded grout debate, we’ve p...
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  • The Benefits of Using Large Format Tiles In Your Home

    Have you considered large format tiles for your home but thought they might be the wrong size? These tiles are much bigger than the floor tiles you might expect. They range from 12" x 24" to 40" x 120" inches, sometimes larger size sheets. But that doesn't mean they are too large for most homes. It means that you mi...
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