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 links. The … [Read more...] about Shower Waterproofing Crash Course
The Ultimate Guide to Building a Preformed Custom Recessed Shower Niche Part 4: Building a Custom Shower Niche from Scratch This post covers: Cement board, foam board, and Hardibacker Cutting into wall framing Waterproofing LOTS of photos! Sometimes there's no good way around it. Building your … [Read more...] about Building a Custom Shower Niche from Scratch
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?
Shower leaks. The last thing anyone wants when they build a new shower. And yet I hear the following questions quite often: Is 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 … [Read more...] about No Waterproofing: Will this cause shower leaks?
The trick for getting better thinset coverage under your tiles 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 … [Read more...] about The trick for getting better thinset coverage under your tiles
There are a lot of ways to screw up tile installation. You can have not enough mortar underneath the tile and it won't stick. You can have too much and it comes up through the grout joints and makes a big mess! The tiles usually don't tell you which trowel to use. So what's the secret? Can you just … [Read more...] about Trowel Size Matters
TCNA tightens steam shower requirements In 2013, the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), the organization that sets the guidelines for tile installations, is rumored to have made a modification to their specifications for constructing tile steam showers. It's all about perm ratings- and Schluter … [Read more...] about Kerdi no longer acceptable for tile steam showers