You're trying to calculate the cost of your upcoming bathroom renovation. But how do you know how much tile to buy for the floor? What about the kitchen backsplash? How do you even go about measuring this? This post will decode how to calculate the square footage for your tiles. It will … [Read more...] about How to Calculate Square Feet for Tile | Easy Way to Measure
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Tile showers and bathtub surrounds are some of the most commonly tiled areas of a home. But how do you measure your shower for tile to calculate how much you need? This post is going to show you exactly how I measure: If you are looking for more general ways of calculating square footage for … [Read more...] about How to: Measuring Your Shower for Tile
Do you mix grout and stick the tiles on with it? What about caulk? Where does that go? DIYers can't be expected to know specific tile industry terms and use them appropriately. The point of this post is to help you understand what the different terms mean and what goes where. Let's start … [Read more...] about What is Grout? | Grout vs Caulk | Caulk vs Silicone | Which goes where?
When choosing a tile for a kitchen backsplash, many homeowners pick the wrong thing. I don't think they do it on purpose (most of them, anyway). Rather, they select what they think looks good rather than consider what it will look like 3-5 years down the road. This post covers four … [Read more...] about 4 of the WORST Tiles for Kitchen Backsplashes (plus what TO choose)
So, you're redoing your tile floor but what about that old, dingy floor vent that you have in there? The good news is that you're not stuck with whatever floor registers the box stores have. Instead, here are three elegant tile floor vent options so you can have a flush floor register in your … [Read more...] about 3 Snazzy Tile-in Heat Registers your Floor will Love
Curbless showers are extremely popular these days and it's not just for accessibility reasons. But a shower with no curb has some unique design considerations that a normal walk-in shower does not. This post covers six different pitfalls that you need to know about before you build a … [Read more...] about Curbless Showers: 6 Pitfalls you want to Avoid!
Curbless Showers have exploded in popularity. But did you know that there is only one industry-accepted method for constructing a shower with no curb? This post will explain how to build a curbless shower using the only industry-accepted method for doing so. What is a Curbless Shower? A … [Read more...] about How to Build a Curbless Shower: The Only Proper Method
Nobody wants uneven tile to wood transitions in their homes. Sometimes you have to have them, especially if you live in an old home. Additionally, you may have them if you bought a flipped home. That's another story. But if you are going to the trouble of installing new flooring in your home … [Read more...] about How to Achieve a Perfect Tile to Wood Transition between Floors
In this post, I'm going to tell you exactly how you can have your carpet to tile transitions so they are flush, smooth, and even. This is exactly what I do in my renovations all the time. How to Transition from Tile to Carpet First of all, what does a perfect tile transition look like? … [Read more...] about How to get a Perfect Carpet to Tile Transition
Can tiles be warped or bowed? Yes, your tiles can have a warpage or curvature to them. The question is: how much tile warpage is OK? Back when tiles were smaller, it didn't really matter if they had a little curvature to them. But now tiles are getting bigger and bigger and minor warpage can … [Read more...] about Tile Warpage: My Porcelain Planks are Bent and Bowed!