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4 Tips on How to Recover Your Water-Damaged Floor

No one wants a water-damaged floor, but in many cases, it can’t be helped. Over time, invisible leaks, added humidity or seeping groundwater can make even durable, waterproofed floors give way. If you suspect water damage to your floor, here’s what you need to do: 1. Look for Signs of . . . Read more

What Type of Tile Backer Board Is Right for My Project?

A successful tile installation depends largely on the type substrate the tile is adhered to. Whether it’s a wall, floor, or countertop tile installation, using the right substrate is crucial for preventing cracks and breaks in the tile and grout. Backer board is the best substrate for tile. Plywood and . . . Read more

What Is an Uncoupling Membrane and Why Do I Need One?

Laying tile is a fairly straightforward DIY project if you’re familiar with the components, processes, and tools of the job. One of the most important factors for tiling success is the type and condition of the substrate, or the surface upon which the tile will be laid. In some situations, . . . Read more