Hexagon tiles are as popular as ever and they look great! But you should know a few things before undertaking a tile installation project that features these unique shapes. This post covers three aspects of installing hex tiles. These are: These three tips will get you started and applies to … [Read more...] about Three Tips for Installing Hexagon Tile with Ease
Use These 7 Schluter Ditra Installation Tips and Avoid Problems (in 2023)
This post contains 7 real-world tips for installing Ditra. I'm a 25+ year tile installer and I use all of these tips when I install uncoupling membranes. First, let's clear up a couple of things: Here are the 7 installation tips: Ditra Installation Tip 1: Mix Your Thinset … [Read more...] about Use These 7 Schluter Ditra Installation Tips and Avoid Problems (in 2023)
How Big Should Your Grout Lines Be? (A Comprehensive Guide)
How do you know what size a grout line should be? Are grout lines even necessary? When should you use 1/16-inch or 1/8-inch grout joints? Well, sometimes there is a reason or a 'rule' that you should adhere to. Whereas other times, it's up to your personal judgment. This post will explore … [Read more...] about How Big Should Your Grout Lines Be? (A Comprehensive Guide)
The Shower Corner Shelf: 5 Elegant Built-in Storage Ideas
Shower organization is an important consideration when building a new tile shower. You need to keep your products within reach and in predictable locations. The shower corner shelf is a practical way to tackle your storage needs. Shower shelving has come a long way. A custom recessed shower … [Read more...] about The Shower Corner Shelf: 5 Elegant Built-in Storage Ideas
Is the Schluter Kerdi Shower System Failure-prone?
Do Kerdi Showers fail? If you listen to some Youtubers you very well may come to that conclusion 'The Kerdi System wicks water and can't pass a flood test' is what they are claiming. However, I can prove the Schluter Kerdi Shower System works. Why can I be so confident? I, … [Read more...] about Is the Schluter Kerdi Shower System Failure-prone?
3 Snazzy Tile-in Heat Registers your Floor will Love
So, you're redoing your tile floor but what about that old, dingy floor vent that you have in there? The good news is that you're not stuck with whatever floor registers the box stores have. Instead, here are three elegant tile floor vent options so you can have a flush floor register in your … [Read more...] about 3 Snazzy Tile-in Heat Registers your Floor will Love
5 Must-Have Tools & Products for Glass Tile
To install glass tiles, you need to have special tools and use specific products that are designed especially for glass. This post covers 5 categories of tools and products that are specifically for cutting and installing glass tiles. Keep in mind that some categories have more than one option … [Read more...] about 5 Must-Have Tools & Products for Glass Tile
The 7 Pillars of Successful Glass Tile Installation
"What's so special about glass tile?" you may think to yourself. But there is a whole set of glass tile tools and techniques that are specific to itself. So, what are these special techniques? And what tips and tricks for installing glass tile do you need to know to be successful? This post … [Read more...] about The 7 Pillars of Successful Glass Tile Installation
The Little-Known Solution to Your Curbless Shower Problem
Years ago, a customer voiced a concern about the curbless shower I built for them and the issue was perplexing. However, the solution ended up being something that I had never heard of and is still mostly secret today. First, let me tell you what the problem was. The Curbless Shower … [Read more...] about The Little-Known Solution to Your Curbless Shower Problem
Curbless Showers: 6 Pitfalls you want to Avoid!
Curbless showers are extremely popular these days and it's not just for accessibility reasons. But a shower with no curb has some unique design considerations that a normal walk-in shower does not. This post covers six different pitfalls that you need to know about before you build a … [Read more...] about Curbless Showers: 6 Pitfalls you want to Avoid!