Shower organization is an important consideration when building a new tile shower. You need to keep your products within reach and in predictable locations. The shower corner shelf is a practical way to tackle your storage needs. Shower shelving has come a long way. A custom recessed shower … [Read more...] about The Shower Corner Shelf: 5 Elegant Built-in Storage Ideas
3 Snazzy Tile-in Heat Registers your Floor will Love
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
4 Alternatives to Ditra Uncoupling Membrane
I love Schluter Ditra and would recommend it to anyone. However, there are many alternatives to Ditra that have entered the market and they are worthy of consideration. There are many reasons to consider an alternative to Ditra, which could be: Local availability of a particular … [Read more...] about 4 Alternatives to Ditra Uncoupling Membrane
Trowel Size Matters: Which trowel size do I use for …?
You want to know which notched tile trowel size to use for your tile project. The boxes of tile that you buy usually don’t tell you which size trowel to use with them. Consequently, I get asked about tile trowel sizes quite a bit. Finding the instructions on the notched trowels or the bags of … [Read more...] about Trowel Size Matters: Which trowel size do I use for …?
Delta Cruzer 7-inch Tile Saw vs Dewalt D24000 | Tool Review
Recently, I purchased the Delta Cruzer 7-inch tile saw (96-107). Having been a Dewalt D24000 owner for the last several years, I find it natural to compare the new Delta with the Dewalt. "But, is that really fair? A 7-inch saw vs a 10-inch? Why not compare apples-to-apples?" On the surface, … [Read more...] about Delta Cruzer 7-inch Tile Saw vs Dewalt D24000 | Tool Review
DIY Wet Saw Tent
A wet saw is a nice thing to have when you are installing tile. But one of the problems is the water getting all over. Especially if you have it set up in a house or a sensitive area. Also, if you are installing tile in the winter and you live in a cold climate you may want your saw inside … [Read more...] about DIY Wet Saw Tent
MK-EZ Profiler- Tool Review
I was anxious when I first was trying out my new MK-EZ Profiler machine. Nobody had one yet (mine is number 38) and it's a lot of money to throw away if it doesn't work very well. After the first day of bullnosing my 3/8 inch through-body porcelain tile, I was ready to throw the machine in the … [Read more...] about MK-EZ Profiler- Tool Review
Ebbe Drains: Finally, someone thought about the drain cover
You've picked out your fixtures, your tile, and even the grout color. You probably didn't even think of the shower drain. Why put an ugly drain in your brand new tile shower pan if you don't have to? You have a better option. The option is called an Ebbe drain. Please note: This is not a … [Read more...] about Ebbe Drains: Finally, someone thought about the drain cover