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 …?
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?
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
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
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?" In my quest to keep up on tile installation products I took one of Schluter's training courses some … [Read more...] about Why Schluter Ditra is so cool: Uncoupling membranes explained