I get asked about tile trowel size a lot and it makes sense. The boxes of tile that you buy usually don’t tell you which trowel to use with them. Finding the instructions on the trowels or the bags of thinset is a hopeless endeavor. It seems as though it’s a big secret. Why does trowel … [Read more...] about Trowel Size Matters: Which trowel size do I use for …?
Do Uncoupling Membranes Really Prevent Cracked Tile Floors? This post contains affiliate links. The site owner may earn a commission should you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase. Read more You want to tile your concrete floor. But there's a problem. The concrete has cracks in it. You … [Read more...] about Do Uncoupling Membranes Really Prevent Cracked Tile Floors?
Typically I encourage people to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Especially when the company has clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions. But when it comes to both Ditra Heat and Ditra Heat TB [edit: now called Ditra-Heat Duo] there are two things that I just don't feel are … [Read more...] about Ditra Heat Mat Installation: Ignore these two rules
Thinset Decoded Part 2: Which is the Best Thinset to use for... There are too many thinsets. How are you keep supposed to keep track of them all? Besides, all you really need to know is which is the best thinset to use for your project without screwing it up. A quick look at Lowes.com currently … [Read more...] about Thinset Decoded: Which Thinset to use | Infographic
Update: Noble has since discontinued this product and another one designed specifically for walls. There is a new product called ValueSeal that has taken the place of both products. It's a crack-isolation membrane that can be used on walls for waterproofing also. You've probably heard of Ditra. … [Read more...] about Noble EZ: The Un-uncoupling Membrane?
How tile uncoupling membranes work You've probably seen uncoupling membranes before. It's not unusual to see these orange waffle-y products on some DIY television shows. You may have even wondered "Do those things really work?" This post contains affiliate links. The site owner may earn a … [Read more...] about Why Schluter Ditra is so cool: Uncoupling membranes explained