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  • Stick on Tiles: The Pros and Cons of This Material

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    Tile floors and backsplashes are heavily favored by most homeowners, but for the average DIYer, they also present some of the most daunting remodeling challenges. To avoid the headache but accomplish the look, many people are resorting to alternatives like stick on tiles. Taken to the extreme, some homeowners have e...
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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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  • Porcelain Tile Cutter: Best Practices and Tips

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    Porcelain tiles are the most popular option in the growing tile market, and when you look at their quality, it's easy to see why. The problem with porcelain comes down to the preparation. When you use a porcelain tile cutter, it can be easy to chip the brittle porcelain layers, effectively ruining your til...
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  • How to Clean Grout Perfectly

    When you have new grout, it looks white and pristine, but what can you do when it starts turning yellow, brown, or black? While clean grout can make your floors or walls look great, dirty grout can start to make your tile installation look older and more worn down. If you've tried cleaning grout before, you may ...
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  • How to Lay Mosaic Tile

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    Whether it's your pool, bathroom, backsplash, or even flooring, mosaic tiles have made a splash in the last few years. They're perfect for creating a bold statement in any tile installation project. Want to learn more and how to lay mosaic tile? Read on! These small tiles can be made from porcelain, stone, or gla...
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  • How To Use a Tile Cutter: Best Practices

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    Did you know that when it comes to cutting tile for a tile installation, you have more than one option? You can use a manual or electric tool. While both tools get the job done, your success using either one depends on how well you know how to use a tile cutter. For the novice or seasoned DIYer, a guide to best...
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  • How to Choose Porcelain Floor Tiles

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    Did you know that porcelain was first created in China almost 2,000 years ago? Ever since then, porcelain has become an important part of ceramics, sculptures, and floor tiles. Porcelain floor tiles are actually one of the most popular tiles for kitchens and bathrooms due to their easy maintenance and beautiful...
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  • Tiling Around a Window: Tips and Tricks

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    While tiling around a window can be tough, if you do it right you can get an entire window finished in just four hours. Tiling around a window is one of the best ways to add a unique and beautiful feature to your home. It'll frame your windows and give a depth to any room that makes it feel brighter and more sp...
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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’...
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  • Groutless Tile Installation: Can You Tile without Grout?

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    Here’s an age-old question: can you do a groutless tile installation? Well, the short answer would be a simple no – you should not attempt to install tile without grout.Why’s that, you might wonder.  It’s not like grout adds to the stability of the tile installation (unless we talk about a few exceptional cases) so ...
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