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!
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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!
Tile Trends for 2022 and 2023 are continuing to evolve. Personally, I find it fascinating that something- a consciousness?- can invisibly move through society and influence people's thinking. As it turns out, the pandemic of 2020-21 had a big effect on many of us. This led to us staying … [Read more...] about 2022 Tile Trends and Design Ideas
The appeal of a marble shower is quite understandable. Marble is beautiful and timeless. So, why would anyone frown on putting natural stone in your home? As a contractor, I get asked about putting marble and other natural stones in bathrooms quite often. In fact, it's quite common for a … [Read more...] about How bad of an idea is a marble shower?
I get it. Nobody gets excited about moving into an old, outdated house. Additionally, why would you want to go through the trouble of moving and then having to live through a renovation or even multiple renovations?! But, hear me out on this. There's a dark side to purchasing newly … [Read more...] about Why You Should NOT Buy a Newly Remodeled Home
Here are 5 alternatives to common bullnose tile edge trim. One of the mistakes that I see a lot of homeowners and DIYers make with tile installations is that they sometimes don't use any tile trim on the exposed tile edges. Many times they think the edge of the tile looks OK or they simply … [Read more...] about Tired of Bullnose Tile Trim? Here are 5 Tile Edge Trim Alternatives
I know what you are thinking: Stain-proof grout has over-promise and under-deliver written all over it. But these grouts are the best performing grouts when it comes to absorbency. They're not cementitious so they don't fade over time, they don't need to be sealed, they are color consistent, and … [Read more...] about What kind of grout do I need? Stain Proof edition