Selecting Accent Tiles
Everyone wants a bathroom that makes you go WOW. If you
watch HGTV or other shows, you know that some bathrooms have eye-catching style
and some are lame. One of the keys to giving a bathroom pop or style is the
The accent tile is the decorative tile that is usually on
the back wall of the shower, behind the bathtub, and sometime on the wall
behind the toilet. This strip of tile
is usually 1 ...
Replacing A Broken Tile
If you have just a few broken tiles, you may want to replace them and not all of the tiles. This project is the quick and easy if you can find a matching grout (same color and type).
Use a carbide grout saw (about $6) to remove any remaining grout around the tile you want to replace. This will reduce the chance of damaging an adjacent tile during the replacement process.
Now you can use a hammer and cold chisel, a rotary tool, or a grinder to cut or break the bad tile into smaller pieces ...
How To Install Tile Like A Pro
Installing Ceramic Tile
Installing ceramic tile is a great way to add beauty and value to your home. Here are some helpful tips to remember before laying tile: work in small sections so the mortar doesn?t dry before the tiles are set, use spacers between tiles to ensure consistent spacing, and plan an installation sequence to avoid kneeling on set tiles. Be careful not to kneel or walk on tiles until the designated drying period is over.
What you Need
Tools : 1/4 inch square trowel (most ...
Tile can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways, and mud rooms. In Spanish style home, tile is used in every room in the house. Tile is a great material. It is elegant, durable and easy to maintain. The key to a good tile job is surface preparation. If the substrate is strong and the tile is installed properly, it can last for hundreds of years with very little maintenance. This is why tile is used in so many commercial building. Tile is very rigid so the sub floor must also be rigid also. Any flex in the underlayment will cause cracks in the tile and grout.
Another great thing about tile is that it comes in so many different style: marble, granite porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and glass. Ceramic tile come in an infinite array of colors and textures. If you are looking for something really rare, you can have custom made tiles.
This site include information about laying out your tile, prepping your area, installing tile, repairing tile, grouting and sealing. We hope that the information presented here helps your project last a long time and gives you pride every time you look at it. Tile is great addition to every home and it is a great project for medium to experienced home owners.
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