There are 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. Big-Box stores help and hurt The trap of the box stores is that they want … [Read more...] about Avoid These 3 DIY Tile Installation Products
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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
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 … [Read more...] about Subway Tile Installation: Three Basic Tips
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?
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 … [Read more...] about Thinset Decoded: A buyers guide to purchasing the right tile adhesive
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