12x24 tiles are an extremely popular large format tile size. However, working with them may be a little different than what you are used to. This post is going to cover some basics on: 12x24 tile patterns and offsetsGrout joint sizeCuttingand much more! They aren't actually 12x24 … [Read more...] about 12×24 Tile Installation Guide (and other large format tiles)
You know how tempting it is to grab that bucket of premixed tile mastic off of the shelf for your tile project. It's premixed, already the proper consistency, and it's really easy to use. But you've heard the horror stories on the internet from people that used tile glue. The tear-outs. The … [Read more...] about Premixed Tile Mastic: Where TO use it and What NOT to use it on
When someone tells you they want a wood-look random tile pattern they are telling you what they want the floor to "look" like. They want a "random look". What they don't want is a truly random manner of installation. To sum up: Random is a look; not a definition Wood-look tile vs real … [Read more...] about Do You Know the 5 Rules of Random Tile Patterns?
It’s 2022, and tile that looks like wood is as popular as ever. In fact, it 'wood' seem that the wood-look tile trend has turned into a staple in people's homes. Really, it makes sense. After all, have hardwood floors ever gone out of style? Porcelain wood plank tile floors don’t … [Read more...] about Installing Wood-Look Tile Flooring: 5 Insider Tips to Knock out your next Floor
At last, mixing small batches of thinset doesn't have to be a secret! Finally, you too can know the exact amount of water and thinset powder to add together to get the perfect thinset consistency. This means: No more wondering what "peanut butter consistency" looks like No more struggling … [Read more...] about How to Mix Small Batches of Thinset Mortar
Mixing thinset. It must be a big secret. Otherwise, why can't you get a straight answer? Perhaps you've heard these: "Mix it until it's like peanut butter""thinset consistency should be yogurt-y""Thinset should stay on your trowel when you turn it""Add powder until you make a volcano" Yes, … [Read more...] about How to Mix Thinset Mortar
Are you wondering about modified vs unmodified thinset mortars? Perhaps, you are thinking of installing a Ditra-Heat floor or a Schluter Kerdi Shower System? The internet is full of information and even misinformation on this very subject. In fact, this debate has stoked many of the … [Read more...] about Modified vs Unmodified Thinset: Deciphering which you need for Schluter Kerdi & Ditra
It's difficult enough just selecting your tile let alone a tile mortar. Now you walk into the thinset aisle at the home improvement store and there are eight different choices of thinset mortar. Suddenly, questions start furiously bouncing into your head: What's the difference between the … [Read more...] about Tile Thinset Mortar: How to Buy the Best Adhesive for YOU!
I am pleased to introduce a guest author for this post: Ben Santos. I've been approached before about using guest authors but it's never been the right fit. As you'll see, Ben has a very candid writing style and he's a star on video as well. So I hope you enjoy this post and be sure to check out … [Read more...] about Working Clean | Tile Tip | Guest Post
Cutting glass tile can be a challenge. Yes, more of a challenge than cutting regular old ceramic tile. Additionally, the average DIY'er may not have the right equipment and may not know the tricks for how to cut glass tile. But, alas, I've assembled some pointers on how to deal with the quirks … [Read more...] about How to Cut Glass Tile- 7 Tips Revealed- video