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
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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 Nobody gets excited about moving into an old, outdated house.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
Why do things have to be complicated? You pick out a grout color and now you're faced with another decision: sanded or nonsanded? Which kind of tile grout is right for your project? First, we're going to break down the tile grouts into two categories cement and non-cement. This post will … [Read more...] about Tile Grout: What Kind do I Need for my Project?
I know it seems like a pretty simple thing. You want to tile a bathroom floor so you go down to your local big-box store and pick up what you need. What could go wrong? Well, sometimes more than you think. Below are 5 tips for purchasing tile from Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, Floor & … [Read more...] about Don’t buy tile from a big box store until you read this
Drywall and other bad ways to build a shower Sometimes it's nice to know what not to do when remodeling a tile shower in your bathroom. Alternatively, it's nice to be able to monitor the progress on your own remodel and see if the tradespeople are doing things correctly. This post covers 6 … [Read more...] about 6 Things NOT To Do When Building a Tile Shower
You've hired someone to build your tile shower in your bathroom, but how do you know he or she's doing it correctly? How do you know that you won't have an upstairs shower leaking into your downstairs kitchen? Most homeowners don't know all the ins and outs of remodeling their bathrooms. Sadly, … [Read more...] about 5 signs your new tile shower will leak