You want to know which notched trowel to use for your tile project. The boxes of tile that you buy usually don’t tell you which trowel to use with them. Consequently, I get asked about trowel sizes quite a bit. Finding the instructions on the trowels or the bags of thinset is a hopeless … [Read more...] about Trowel Size Matters: Which trowel size do I use for …?
Through my contact form, I get several questions from people about their projects. As I was going through them I noticed a good number of them having to do with pebble tiles and porcelain wood tile so I thought I'd put together a post on just these two subjects. I'll get to others in a future … [Read more...] about Pebble tiles and more pebble tiles… and porcelain wood tile too | Q&A
I've worked with some fussy tile setters in the past. Everything has to be a particular way with them. The boxes of tile have to be opened a certain way, their spacers have to be positioned just so, and their tools have to be organized in a certain manner. Good thinset mortar coverage … [Read more...] about The trick for getting better thinset coverage under your tiles
A few months ago it seemed like there were more than the usual amount of "contractor screw-up" sightings around the web so I bookmarked a few of them and figured I'd do a post on them at some point. Well, this is as good a time as any for a Scary Contractor Stories post. Scary Contractor … [Read more...] about Scary Contractor Stories
Installing wood look tile Wood plank tile floors have gained a good amount of popularity in the last couple of years. For good reason: they don't have ugly wear patterns after a couple of years, they don't need to be refinished, and they don't dent and ding like real wood floors do. But … [Read more...] about More tips for installing wood look tile flooring
Wood-like planks and other large format tile Be sure to take a look at my newer post: More tips for installing wood look tile flooring that talks about patterns, grout joint size, and has additional installation tips. There are some frustrating things about porcelain … [Read more...] about Wood plank tile floors: What you need to know