If you haven’t purchased porcelain or ceramic tiles before, differentiating between these two materials can be tricky. They have similar qualities and look the same. To make matters even more confusing, porcelain is technically a type of ceramic. So how much of a distinction is there, really, besides the price? . . . Read more
When you’re installing tile flooring, you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools. Having the correct tools will make the process easier and quicker, and you won’t need to stop your project to run out to get the proper supplies. You’ll want to have the correct tools for . . . Read more
Most tiled floors feature tiles that are installed square with the room. While this often looks neat and clean, it can make small spaces look even tinier, and this style doesn’t add much visual intrigue. If you want to take your floor to the next level, however, try installing tile . . . Read more
Sure, your grout was sealed when you first installed your tile, but did you know that you’re supposed to reseal grout? It’s true; grout sealing can erode away with harsh cleaners and hard scrubbing. In order to protect your grout, you need to maintain a good sealant. Check out the . . . Read more
For those who don’t love their bathroom tiles, we’ve got great news. Painting tiles is the easy, affordable DIY alternative to an expensive bathroom renovation. As long as the tiles are still in good shape, painting will save you the cost and inconvenience of tearing them out and replacing them. . . . Read more
If you’re a DIY pro, or even a skilled and ambitious DIY beginner, laying ceramic tile isn’t as difficult as you may think. In fact, anyone who knows their way around a trowel and a tile cutter can install ceramic (or porcelain!) tile in just 7 easy steps! Check out . . . Read more
Many homeowners wonder whether they should start with the cabinets or floors. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of either order.
Depending on your type of floors, the type of cleaning will vary, but any floor can be cleaned easily. Here’s how to clean your kitchen floor.
One cracked tile doesn’t mean you have to retile an entire room. Repairing cracked tiles is fairly easy and can be done without professional help. Here are three DIY ways you can deal with a cracked tile. 1) Paint Over the Crack Appropriate for small, hairline cracks, this is the easiest . . . Read more
Grout for ceramic tile is a cement-based bonding material used for filling joints between tiles. The space left between tiles to be filled is called a grout joint. The grout joint between the tiles is usually very porous, therefore, it needs to be sealed and properly maintained to prevent stains . . . Read more