Coverings Atlanta Recap Coverings is the biggest trade show in the tile industry. This is where I look forward to seeing new and innovative products released. Well, this year, there were 4 new tile installation products that I thought deserved mention. I'll list them in the order that I think … [Read more...] about 4 New Tile Installation Products Released at Coverings
4 Shower Waterproofing systems for tile showers Waterproofing a shower. This seems like common sense, doesn’t it? Well, a lot of showers that are built these days still have no shower waterproofing whatsoever. Or they have poor or improper waterproofing. This post contains affiliate … [Read more...] about Shower Waterproofing Crash Course
In this post we cover: Situations where you would consider modifications A technique to check if your foam niche is still waterproofMethod and tools to customize a foam shower nicheStaying out of trouble The Ultimate Guide to Building a Preformed Recessed Shower Niche Part 3: How to … [Read more...] about How to Modify your Recessed Foam Shower Niche
In this post we discuss: How to cut an inset niche into the wallWhat tools to use to build the recessed shampoo shelfBlocking (framing) for a recessed nicheHow to make sure your niche is waterproofTile inside and around your shower insert The Ultimate Guide to Building a Preformed Recessed … [Read more...] about How to Build a Recessed Shampoo Shelf
In this post we discuss: What types of prefab recessed shower niches are out thereWhich preformed shampoo niches are bestShower niche design ideasWhy you should plan for a shower insert before you install any tileHow to lay out a shower nicheAdding shelves to your recessed niches The … [Read more...] about How to Design a Preformed Foam Recessed Shower Niche
You want to tile your concrete floor. But there's a problem. The concrete has cracks in it. You know that if you tile right over the crack that you soon will have floor tile that's cracked in the exact same spot. So what can you do to keep the tile from cracking? Do Uncoupling Membranes … [Read more...] about Do Uncoupling Membranes Really Prevent Cracked Tile Floors?
A leaking shower. The last thing anyone wants when they build a new shower. Yet I hear the following questions quite often: Isn't cement board waterproof?The tile and grout will keep the most of the water out, right?My contractor didn't put any waterproofing in our shower. Will this cause a … [Read more...] about No Waterproofing: Will this cause shower leaks?
New Tile Products Heated Tile Floor Membranes Joining the likes of Ditra Heat and Prodeso Heat is the newcomer Prova Flex-Heat. The newer trend in heated tile floors is to run the heated wire in the tile underlayment rather than on top or below. The advantage is the installation is a little … [Read more...] about 7 Hot New Tile Products and Tools for 2016
Here's the dilemma. The customer wants a recessed shampoo niche. But once the walls were opened up there's no good place to put one. There are either wires and pipes in the way or the stud bay is too narrow. The only good place to install one would be on an exterior wall which would leave a big … [Read more...] about Installing a Recessed Shampoo Niche in an Exterior Wall of a Shower.
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 … [Read more...] about Thinset Decoded: Which Thinset to use | Infographic