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Avoid These 3 DIY Tile Installation Products

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Avoid These 3 DIY Tile Installation Products There’s only so many places to shop for DIY tile installation products. Big box hardware stores are among the best options. But no matter where you go there’s going to be good products and not-so-good products. The trap of the box stores is that they want to make their products as appealing as …

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DIY Wet Saw Tent

DIY wet saw tent

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 …

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Subway Tile Installation: Three Basic Tips

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Subway Tile Installation: Three Basic Tips Subway tile- what’s not to like? It’s classic and timeless. A fairly easy tile to work with and install. And the white subway tile is usually pretty inexpensive. In this post I will talk about three things that can help to get you started with your subway tile installation. These things will work for …

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Tile Grout: What Kind do I Need for my Project?

Many kind of grout charts in a pile

  Which kind of tile grout… 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? This post will cover what the different types of grout are and where they can be used. First, we’re going to …

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Thinset Decoded: A buyers guide to purchasing the right tile adhesive

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Thinset Decoded Part 1:  Understanding the Differences The thinset aisle at your local big box store can be confusing and you may feel like you don’t know where to start. Do you ever wonder why one thinset costs $9 and another is priced at $35? What is the difference between modified and unmodified? Which one does Schluter want you to …

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Don’t buy tile from a big box store until you read this

different dye lot tile

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? Sometimes more than you think. Below are 5 tips for purchasing tile from Home Depot, Lowes, Costco, and the like. The number one problem: …

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