Subway Tile Installation: Three Basic Tips Subway tile- what's not to like? It's classic and timeless. Even in 2022, subway tile is a staple in tile design trends. In this post, I will talk about three things that can help to get you started with your subway tile installation. These things … [Read more...] about Subway Tile Installation: Three Basic Tips
This week I got an email about tiling outside over an occupied room. This isn't something that I've talked about so far but this is a high-risk situation and I wanted to expand on it a bit. Here's the question: Exterior tile installation over living space Hello.. I was hoping you could … [Read more...] about Exterior tile installation over occupied space
Here's the dilemma. The customer wants a recessed shampoo niche. But once the walls were opened up there's no good place to put one. There are either wires and pipes in the way or the stud bay is too narrow. The only good place to install one would be on an exterior wall which would leave a big … [Read more...] about Installing a Recessed Shampoo Niche in an Exterior Wall of a Shower.
It seems like a simple project- a small bathroom floor. You've picked out your tile at the local box store along with a few supplies and you're ready to go. The problem is: Where do you start? This post assumes that your existing floor is removed and your tile underlayment is installed. … [Read more...] about Bathroom Floor Tile Layout in 5 Easy Steps
Typical tile layout advice is: Measure off of each wallFind the center of the roomDraw intersecting linesStart tiling from the center intersection You'll find this type of information on many DIY sites that also have tips for cleaning out your gutters, staining your outside deck, and painting … [Read more...] about Why a centered tile layout is a bad idea
Getting your mosaic and glass tile accent strips to be flush and flat with the surrounding tile can be difficult unless you know a trick for it. Here's a technique for building up the thinner decorative tile so that it's even with the thicker tile without creating a huge mess of thinset oozing … [Read more...] about Don’t let your tile accent strip look like this
The golden ratio is a mathematical equation found everywhere. From snail shells to hurricanes; from pyramids to stock market charts. We don't need to know every detail to use the golden ratio in tile applications, nor do we have to be a math wiz to know how it works. We just need to know the … [Read more...] about Tile Layout and the Golden Ratio