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  • Laying tile is a snap with a few tips and tricks
    Tips and Tricks for Laying Ceramic Tile for the Do-It-Yourselfer
    Ceramic tile has been around for a long time and it’s no wonder—it’s beautiful, durable, slip resistant, healthy and easy to clean—it’s a win-win situation. . And this is one step in your quest for the bath or kitchen...
  • Ceramic tile is the first step to a beautiful bath or kitchen
    How to lay Ceramic Tile in Your Bath or Kitchen
    Ceramic tile is the first step to your dream bath or kitchen. The advantages of ceramic are plentiful—durability, moisture and fire resistance, slip resistance, frost and thermal resistance, and they are easy to clean and very hygienic. Next...
  • Tile; stick it on and never lose it or forget again
    Tile; stick it on and never lose it or forget again
    Are you a loser? A for-getter? How about the common mis-placer? If you answered yes to one or all three, you are not alone. According to www.thefactsite.com, people on average spend close to a year of their lives searching for lost possessions...
  • Getting it right
    The waterproof tile floor, part 3
    In part 2 of this topic, we saw how the floor gets prepped specifically for tile. The next phase is to lay or set the tile into place. The floor for this bathroom and shower pan was designed to be a primary focus of the room. Although the...
  • PurSTONE
    PurStone is a remarkable flooring that mimics real stone and more
    Home and Living received some samples from Flooring America on an exciting new product. PurSTONE is an engineered composite product that mimics real stone.The manufacturers say it is great for high-traffic areas in the home that take a lot of wear...
  • Tile shower
    Building a mud-set shower pan
    The common shower is made up of several component parts; the pan, the walls and the door. Although all parts must be impervious to water penetration, the pan is the most essential. The reason is simple, gravity pulls everything down, which means...
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    Prep work for a waterproof tile floor; part 2
    In part 1 of this series on curbless showers, we discussed how to modify the floor framing to accommodate a whole-room mud-set pan. In this second part, we'll look at the prep work required prior to setting the floor tile.The most important...
  • Porcelain Tile
    Home Remodeling Trends – Porcelain Tile
    A major advancement in construction materials is porcelain tile. Porcelain tile can be manufactured to match travertine, marble, other natural stones and even wood plank.Available at local tile wholesalers, porcelain tile for home remodeling is a...
  • Replacing a floor tile
    Replacing a floor tile
    Slate floor tile has recently become an extremely popular flooring material. It is easy to clean and fairly durable. Unfortunately, it can also chip or crack, leaving a homeowner with a new do-it-yourself project. Fortunately, replacing a slate...
  • Exterior slate tile wall
    Spruce up your rooms with accents of tile
    Is your kitchen feeling a little dull lately? Maybe your fireplace could use a little design Botox to freshen up its look. Quite possibly, you may have one of those dreaded nooks lingering within your walls, sitting empty and ignored because you...
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    Never lose anything again with The Tile App
    After raising over $2.6 million dollars in the most successful Selfstarter campaign on record, the upcoming mobile startup Tile aims to significantly reduce the problem of losing one’s possessions.Touting itself as “the world’s...
  • Meet Tile
    Lose something? Find it with the tile app
    Have you ever lost something important and didn't find it until you started going through everything you own? Turns out it's a common problem. People lose things all the time and have to replace them or borrow their neighbor's whatever...
  • Home remodeling projects for kitchen and bathrooms are extremely popular
    Home remodeling projects for kitchen and bathrooms are extremely popular
    The longer a person lives in their home, the more eager they are to change their surroundings. Due to a sluggish economy selling a home may be difficult. For this reason, many homeowners are doing extensive home remodeling projects according to...
  • Chimney Relining Choices
    Chimney Relining Choices
    When chimneys need to be relined, the choices can often be confusing. Homeowners should be aware of the different options they have.Chimneys need to be relined when the old liner has become damaged and cannot be repaired. The commonly used...
  • The Mosaic Tile House
    The Mosaic Tile House
    The Mosaic Tile House is located in Venice California.What started as a weekend project has developed into a lifetime love affair for over the past two decades.Cheri Pann and Gonzales Duran transformed a small nondescript 1940's house,...
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